Lupita Nyong’o accuses Harvey Weinstein of harassment
Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o has accused movie mogul Harvey Weinstein of harassment.
She spoke out in a New York Times article, saying she was lured to his room under false pretences.
He then said that he wanted to give her a massage, she claimed, saying she initially thought he was joking.
Weinstein faces allegations of sexual misconduct and assault from dozens of women. He has “unequivocally” denied having “non-consensual sex”.
Nyong’o, who won a best supporting actress Oscar for 12 Years a Slave, was a drama student at the time of the alleged incident.
She said she had been invited to his family home in Connecticut, apparently to watch a film, shortly after they first met in 2011.
He then insisted that she leave the screening room with him, she claimed.
‘I felt unsafe’
Nyong’o, 34, wrote: “Harvey led me into a bedroom – his bedroom – and announced that he wanted to give me a massage.