Harvey Weinstein's Ex-Assistant Gives A Candid Interview About Her Former Boss
Harvey Weinstein's skeletons are coming out of the closet. After an exposé article was written about Weinstein in September of this year, more than 80 women have spoken out and claimed Weinstein sexually abused, assaulted, or raped them.
Weinstein has denied these allegations, however; more people are coming forward and confirming that the accusations are true and Weinstein truly is a monster.
On Tuesday, Weinstein's former assistant, Zelda Perkins, gave her first interview about her personal and professional relationship with Weinstein.
Perkins spoke with BBC Newsnight and recounted that she signed an NDA agreement nearly two decades ago while she worked for Weinstein. Perkins stated that she signed the NDA after her friend confided to her that Weinstein tried to rape her during the Venice Film Festival.
After learning of this, Perkins confronted her former employer about the allegation, but he denied it. Perkins immediately quit and planned to take the producer to court, but it wasn't as easy as it looked.
"The only way we could get Miramax to a table was to make a monetary request. I realized the only arsenal, the only thing I had to prevent Harvey's behavior, was to create an agreement that was as binding to him as it was difficult to me. The only way I could accept the fact that money was going to change hands was that he would have to do an awful lot," Perkins stated.
Perkins signed the NDA for 125,000 pounds. Part of the agreement stated that Weinstein had to attend therapy sessions and Perkins would sit in for the first half of them. This never happened, as Weinstein's lawyers kept stalling. The predicament led Perkins to walk away from the industry for good and find a simpler life in South America.
Perkins also stated that Weinstein harassed her numerous times and would walk around his house naked and ask for back massages.
"He put an enormous amount of energy into getting women to submit, and to get men to submit," she continued.
Weinstein has reportedly entered rehab in Arizona where is seeking treatment for his sex addiction. Perkins however, doesn't think Weinstein has an addiction problem, he's simply a "repulsive monster."
The disgraced movie mogul has been accused of sexual misconduct by actresses Rose McGowan, Ashley Judd, Selma Hayek, and Paz De La Huerta.