Cara Delevingne Speaks Out Against Sexual Harassment in Hollywood

She’s the latest actress to call out Harvey Weinstein.

By //Entertainment

Following The New York Times‘ detailed investigation on Harvey Weinstein’s sexual harassment allegations, Cara Delevingne now joins the likes of Angelina Jolie and Gwyneth Paltrow to speak out against the film producer.

Taking to Instagram, the supermodel-turned-actress has come forward to expose how Weinstein once attempted to force a kiss on her and implied that she should have sex with him when they were supposed to be meeting about an upcoming film. She also recalls how he asked her uncomfortable questions regarding her sexuality:

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.

In another post, the 25-year-old star encouraged women within and outside of the movie industry to call out any form of sexual harassment or abuse, hoping that her story would inspire others:

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.

You can read Cara’s own words below.

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.

A post shared by Cara Delevingne (@caradelevingne) on

Read Full Article
Cara Delevingne

You may also like

Women in Hollywood Announce a New Anti-Harassment Organization
Entertainment

Women in Hollywood Announce a New Anti-Harassment Organization

Including Kerry Washington, Rashida Jones and more.
305 Hypes
Mario Testino and Bruce Weber Have Been Called out for Sexual Misconduct
Fashion

Mario Testino and Bruce Weber Have Been Called out for Sexual Misconduct

Anna Wintour responds on behalf of Condé Nast.
408 Hypes
Five Steps to Handling Sexual Harassment at Work the Right Way
Health

Five Steps to Handling Sexual Harassment at Work the Right Way

Helpful tips worth bookmarking.
366 Hypes
Watch Cara Delevingne Sing a Little Tune in Burberry's Holiday 2017 Campaign
Fashion

Watch Cara Delevingne Sing a Little Tune in Burberry's Holiday 2017 Campaign

It’s a Pet Shop Boys classic.
446 Hypes
Cara Delevingne to Star in New Amazon TV Series, 'Carnival Row'
Entertainment

Cara Delevingne to Star in New Amazon TV Series, 'Carnival Row'

Co-starring Orlando Bloom.
261 Hypes

What to Read Next

Sneakersnstuff x Reebok's New Club C 85 "Premium" Is Too Clean
Footwear

Sneakersnstuff x Reebok's New Club C 85 "Premium" Is Too Clean

As fresh as it gets.
709 Hypes

Every Cozy Girl Needs This FILA Scarf for Winter
Fashion

Every Cozy Girl Needs This FILA Scarf for Winter

A layering must-have.
567 Hypes

Nike's New Classic Cortez Is a Maroon Dream
Footwear

Nike's New Classic Cortez Is a Maroon Dream

Fall means “Metallic Mahogany.”
224 Hypes


Off-White™ x KITH's "JUST GLOBAL" Collection Is Coming Soon
Fashion

Off-White™ x KITH's "JUST GLOBAL" Collection Is Coming Soon

Take a look at the entire range.
830 Hypes

adidas Originals' Climacool 02/17 "Neapolitan" Pack Is an Ice Cream Treat
Footwear

adidas Originals' Climacool 02/17 "Neapolitan" Pack Is an Ice Cream Treat

Peep the strawberry and chocolate covers.
238 Hypes

Meet Heroine – Grailed's Sister Site For Women, By Women
Fashion 

Meet Heroine – Grailed's Sister Site For Women, By Women

Brand directors Kristen Dempsey and Lawrence Schlossman talk us through its making.
4,969 Hypes

More ▾