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Kate Beckinsale Told Us All How Harvey Weinstein Wasn’t Just a Rapist, He Was a Bully, Too.

Now that Harvey Weinstein is in jail and falling on his face and having heart attacks, it really makes you wonder why he was so feared and respected in Hollywood. Seriously, the dude is basically just a Jerry Lewis character from his fat phase now and yet he carried out a decades-long reign of terror against the richest and most privileged people in the world.

Harvey Weinstein wasn’t just a prolific rapist, he was also an incredibly unpleasant bully. With Harvey safely behind bars, Kate Beckinsale got on Instagram and recounted Weinstein absolutely losing his s**t at her because she didn’t dress sexy enough at a premier a few weeks after 9/11.

These photos were taken at the premiere of Serendipity on October 5,2001. We all refused to go because holding a premiere mere weeks after 9/11 with the city still smoking felt like the most insensitive, tone deaf,disrespectful idea possible .But Harvey insisted. We flew into New York and somehow got through it. The next morning Harvey called me and asked if I would like to bring my less than two year old daughter to his house for a playdate with his similar aged daughter I said ok. I turned up and he immediately called for his nanny to take the babies to another room to play. I went to go with them and he said “No, you wait here .” The minute the door closed he started screaming “you stupid fucking CUNT, you CUNT you ruined my premiere .” I had no idea what he was talking about and started to shake.He said,”If I am throwing a red carpet you get in a tight dress, you shake your ass you shake your tits you do not go down it looking like a fucking lesbian you stupid fucking cunt .” The shock made me burst into tears.I tried to say “Harvey,the city is on fire, people are still looking for their relatives none of us even felt the premiere was appropriate much less coming out dressed like it’s a bachelor party .” He said,”I don’t care -it’s my fucking premiere and if I want pussy on the red carpet that’s what I get”.Screaming. Livid. I managed to get myself and my child out of there and yes that was one of many experiences I had that there was no recourse for,and falls under no felony.But I WAS punished for it, and for other instances where I said no to him for years,insidiously and seeming irreversibly. Hearing that he has gone to prison for 23 years is a huge relief to me on behalf of all the women he sexually assaulted or raped, and I hope will be a deterrent to that sort of behavior in this and any other industry. Having said that,the crimes that are not crimes,the inhumane bullying and sick covert abuse for which there is STILL no recourse no matter who you tell(and I did tell),these too need to go.I hope and pray that we as an industry can start to actually outlaw all abuses of power and expose them and eliminate them, for all genders,forever.And Rose,brava ❤

I don’t even know how to respond to that. He managed to cram misogyny, homophobia, a self-centered disregard for anything happening in the world outside his immediate circle and the reckless wielding of power like a petulant dictator all into one anecdote. He’s like the Mohammed Ali of being a fucking dickhead.

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