Cara Delevingne Has Her Own Story About Being Harassed by Harvey Weinstein, & It's Terrifying

Cara Delevingne has shared her own story of being sexually harassed by Harvey Weinstein, and it's just another nail in the movie producer's coffin. After eight women came forward about Weinstein harassing them, the producer was fired for his misconduct.

Cara added her story to the long list of Weinstein's offenses by posting a photo on Instagram Wednesday of a quote that read, "Don't be ashamed of your story, it will inspire others." In the caption, the actress detailed her interactions with Weinstein, and it's honestly horrifying.

 

When I first started to work as an actress, i was working on a film and I received a call from‎ Harvey Weinstein asking if I had slept with any of the women I was seen out with in the media. It was a very odd and uncomfortable call....i answered none of his questions and hurried off the phone but before I hung up, he said to me that If I was gay or decided to be with a woman especially in public that I'd never get the role of a straight woman or make it as an actress in Hollywood. A year or two later, I went to a meeting with him in the lobby of a hotel with a director about an upcoming film. The director left the meeting and Harvey asked me to stay and chat with him. As soon as we were alone he began to brag about all the actresses he had slept with and how he had made their careers and spoke about other inappropriate things of a sexual nature. He then invited me to his room. I quickly declined and asked his assistant if my car was outside. She said it wasn't and wouldn't be for a bit and I should go to his room. At that moment I felt very powerless and scared but didn't want to act that way hoping that I was wrong about the situation. When I arrived I was relieved to find another woman in his room and thought immediately I was safe. He asked us to kiss and she began some sort of advances upon his direction. I swiftly got up and asked him if he knew that I could sing. And I began to sing....i thought it would make the situation better....more professional....like an audition....i was so nervous. After singing I said again that I had to leave. He walked me to the door and stood in front of it and tried to kiss me on the lips. I stopped him and managed to get out of the room. I still got the part for the film and always thought that he gave it to me because of what happened. Since then I felt awful that I did the movie. I felt like I didn't deserve the part. I was so hesitant about speaking out....I didn't want to hurt his family. I felt guilty as if I did something wrong. I was also terrified that this sort of thing had happened to so many women I know but no one had said anything because of fear.

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She began by recalling a phone call Weinstein made to ask her if she slept with any of the women she'd been out with in the press. Cara said she "hurried off the phone" because of how uncomfortable it was. A couple years later, when she had a meeting with a director and Weinstein for one of his films, Tulip Fever (which she later appeared in), she was asked to stay and chat with Weinstein after the director left, and eventually Weinstein's assistant encouraged her to go to his hotel room. "At that moment I felt very powerless and scared but didn't want to act that way hoping that I was wrong about the situation," Cara wrote.

Cara said she and Weinstein walked in to find another woman in the hotel room, and it only got worse from there. "He asked us to kiss and she began some sort of advances upon his direction. I swiftly got up and asked him if he knew that I could sing. And I began to sing....i thought it would make the situation better....more professional....like an audition....i was so nervous. After singing I said again that I had to leave. He walked me to the door and stood in front of it and tried to kiss me on the lips. I stopped him and managed to get out of the room. I still got the part for the film and always thought that he gave it to me because of what happened," she wrote. Cara said being in the movie after the experience felt wrong and she didn't know if she should come forward because of Weinstein's family.

Along with this story, Cara posted another quote: "The devil whispered in my ear, 'you're not strong enough to withstand the storm.' Today I whispered in the devils ear, 'I am the storm.'" In the caption, she expressed how relieved she felt to finally tell her story.

"I want women and girls to know that being harassed or abused or raped is NEVER their fault and not talking about it will always cause more damage than speaking the truth," she wrote. "I am relieved to be able to share this....i actually feel better and I'm proud of the women who are brave enough to speak....this isn't easy but there are strength in our numbers." Cara concluded that in every industry, including Hollywood, men abuse their power and women must come forward to stop it.

Cara's bravery to speak out about this situation is admirable. I can only imagine what all of these women dealt with and am thankful Cara isn't afraid to use her voice to encourage others to do the same.

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