Paz de la Huerta claims Harvey Weinstein raped her twice
The Boardwalk Empire star has claimed the movie mogul sexually assaulted her in autumn 2010 after he gave her a lift home to her Tribeca apartment.
LONDON - Paz de la Huerta has claimed Harvey Weinstein raped her twice in her own home, branding him “a pig”.
The Boardwalk Empire star has claimed the movie mogul - who has been accused of sexual misconduct by more than 50 people - sexually assaulted her in autumn 2010 after he gave her a lift home to her Tribeca apartment after they met at the Top of the Standard bar at Manhattan’s High Line hotel.
She told Vanity Fair magazine: “Immediately when we got inside the house, he started to kiss me, and I kind of brushed [him] away.
“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.”
The 33-year-old actress has also alleged Weinstein sexually assaulted her in December 2010 when he turned up in the lobby of her building after she had been at a photo shoot, and she had been drinking.
Recalling the alleged incident, she said: “He hushed me and said, ‘Let’s talk about this in your apartment.’
“I was in no state. I was so terrified of him. I did say no, and when he was on top of me I said, ‘I don’t want to do this.’
“He kept humping me and it was disgusting. He’s like a pig. He raped me.
“I laid there feeling sick. He looked at me and said, ‘I’ll put you in a play.’ He left and I never heard from him again. He knew he had done a bad thing.”
Speaking about the autumn 2010 incident, De la Huerta told CBS News: “He pushed me on the bed ... and it happened all very suddenly.”
Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. has revealed they have assigned a senior sex crimes prosecutor to investigate the case.
He said in a statement: “A senior sex crimes prosecutor is assigned to this investigation, and the Office has been working with our partners in the NYPD since the new allegations came to light.
“As this is an active investigation, we will not be commenting further.”
Weinstein has denied all allegations of non-consensual sex.