‘Boardwalk Empire’ Actress Paz De La Huerta Says Harvey Weinstein Raped Her Twice
“Boardwalk Empire” actress Paz de la Huerta has said producer Harvey Weinstein raped her on two separate occasions.
In an account that a distressing similarity to those of the dozens of women who’ve accused Weinstein of sexual misconduct, de la Huerta said the former studio executive forced himself on her in October 2010 after offering to drive her home following a night out. Back at de la Huerta’s New York City apartment, she said, Weinstein removed her dress and raped her.
“Immediately when we got inside the house, he started to kiss me and I kind of brushed [him] away,” the actress told Vanity Fair. “Then he pushed me onto the bed and his pants were down and he lifted up my skirt. I felt afraid … It wasn’t consensual … It happened very quickly … He stuck himself inside me … When he was done he said he’d be calling me. I kind of just laid on the bed in shock.”
After the incident, de la Huerta said Weinstein repeatedly tried to contact her by phone, prompting the actress to confront him at the Four Seasons in Los Angeles.
She said the second incident occurred about a month later at her home, after Weinstein showed up in the lobby of her building following a photo shoot. De la Huerta recalled being intoxicated that evening and unable to give consent.