When the stories of Harvey Weinstein‘s sexual abuse allegations surfaced in October 2017, a cruel reality descended upon us: Almost every woman has a story, we realised, and almost every woman in the entertainment industry has a story about Weinstein.
Tonight, on Andrew Denton’s Interview, Lily Allen will share her disturbing encounter with the man recently charged with two counts of rape, and one count of a criminal sexual act.
Speaking to the seasoned television host, Allen said she had known Weinstein almost all her life, because her mother, Alison Owen, is a successful film producer. According to News Corp, Allen said she didn’t suspect Weinstein before the allegations were made public, but her mum had told her one disturbing story about him.
“My mum’s worked quite closely with Harvey, she’s done several films with him, and once they were looking at working with a particular director, Jane Campion,” she said. “She’d just done a film with Meg Ryan called In the Cut, and it was the first time Meg had ever done nudity.
“It was just my mum and Harvey in a screening room, and just when Meg Ryan was getting her clothes off she heard this grunting noise from behind her. It was Harvey pleasuring himself, in a dark room, with my mum sitting in front of him.