A reporter detailed graphic incident with Harvey Weinstein amid sexual harassment controversy

Harvey Weinstein arrives at the Oscars on Sunday Feb. 22 2015 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles

While the publicist acknowledged receiving the questions, multiple attempts to get a response were unsuccessful. Weinstein has accused the TImes of "reckless reporting" but attorney Lisa Bloom, who has been advising Weinstein, confirmed that his behavior was sexual harassment. She later rode with him and others to Socialista, a Cuban-themed club and restaurant in which Weinstein and Giuseppe Cipriani, who was then the head of the Cipriani restaurant empire, were investors.

Sivan provided the story to HuffPost in an on-record interview.

"I have a three-book deal with Weinstein Books, through Hachette", read another tweet. Now, a former reporter for News 12 says that Weinstein essentially trapped her in a deserted NYC restaurant and masturbated in front of her. As they reached the kitchen area, Weinstein saw a few staffers working in the kitchen. After they left, Sivan recalled that Weinstein leaned in and tried to kiss her.

'Well, can you just stand there and shut up, ' Weinstein allegedly told Sivan before completing the lurid act.

Also on Huffington Post, Jennifer Siebel Newsom, a filmmaker and wife of California Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom, published a column in which she related her own experiences with Weinstein and called for the end of "open secrets" of sexual harassment by powerful Hollywood producers and other elites.

A Democratic senator says it "probably makes sense" for all arms of the party that have received contributions from disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein to return it or donate it to charity.


At that point, Sivan claims that Weinstein exposed himself and began masturbating. "Sivan said she reluctantly agreed and they went downstairs to the restaurant", HuffPo reports. She said he finished quickly and they walked back into the kitchen.

By the time this occurred, Sivan's friend had grown concerned by how long Sivan was gone. "Not a close call", she insisted.

FILM stars were yesterday urged to condemn Harvey Weinstein as more shocking claims emerged.

As soon as the two friends left, Sivan recalled what happened. Sivan says Weinstein told her that he "had a great time last night".

"Authors, actors, and moviemakers should not work for any Weinstein company until he resigns".

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