Lupita Nyong'o speaks out about alleged Weinstein encounter

The Oscar winner penned a New York Times column alleging disgraced movie executive Harvey Weinstein first sexually harassed her when she was a Yale drama student trying to break into the movie business.
3:28 | 10/20/17

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New accusations against Harvey Weinstein. Actress Lupita nyong'o coming forward sharing her story in "The New York Times" saying she was inspired by the brave women now speaking out and ABC's Adrienne Bankert is here with more. What a powerful read. Reporter: Absolutely. Very intimate. Another growing list of accusers in Harvey Weinstein's saga. Award-winning actress Lupita nyong'o saying she could no longer stay silent. Oscar-winning actress Lupita nyong'o speaking out about her own alleged experiences with producer Harvey Weinstein. In "The New York Times" the "12 years a slave" star describes how an invitation to watch movies HT ace home took a sinister turn. He led me into his bedroom and announced he wanted to give me a massage. I thought he was joking. He was not. For the first time since I met him I felt unsafe and goes on to describe her fear saying she panicked a live before offering to give him one, a way to be in control physically rationalizing this awkward moment based on her experience with student massages in acting classes at Yale. But when he attempted to remove his pants she ran from the room. She claims at the time she second-guessed her discomfort but years later the movie mogul invited her to dinner where she says his intentions became clear. He announced let's cut to the chase. I have a private room upstairs where we can have the rest of our meal. He told me not to be so naive. If I wanted to be an actress I had to be willing to do this sort of thing. Once she declined he sent her away saying I don't know about your career but you'll be fine. Before deciding to share her account, nyong'o said she felt sick in joining in the conspiracy of silence adding she was ultimately moved to speak by the bravery of others coming forward. I have been harassed so many times. I can't count. I've been assaulted. Reporter: Many inspired by actress Alyssa Milano who urged women to share their experiences with sexual harassment and assault under the #metoo. We are going to be vocal until this stop, not one more. It stops here. Reporter: This morning one of miramax's biggeststars, director Quentin Tarantino seeing he's known for decades about Weinstein's behavior and said there's more to it than just the Normal rumors, the Normal gossip. It wasn't secondhand. I wish I had taken responsibility for what I heard and said his former girlfriend Mira sorvino told him about the unwelcome advances. He said he feels a sense of swham because he didn't say more when he knew a lot more than other people were talking about. I reason really telling story from Lupita who expresses what it was like as a young actress. She was just a student when she met him. More to this, there is a woman who is being unnamed at this point, she is coming forward to tell her story, her lawyer will speak today saying that she was raped by Weinstein back in 2013 in a Beverly hills hotel. It's the first case reported here in southern California but, you know, it's amazing how many are speaking out. 2013 would be within the statute of limitations so if there is enough evidence it could go to trial. And the cases in London, there are two active sex crime probes there and three women at least speaking out. It's just kind of crazy. Let me get the details right, New York police have two active crimes going and in London there are three women, but still -- So many powerful stories and so brave of all these people, men and women coming forward. Yeah and so far from over Thank you, Adrienne.

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