'You Ruined My Premiere!': Kate Beckinsale Recalls Harvey Weinstein's Verbal Abuse Towards Her
Kate Beckinsale has revealed that Harvey Weinstein was verbally abusive towards her following a film premiere back in 2001.
According to the star, the disgraced movie mogul -- who was was sentenced to 23 years in prison for rape and sexual assault -- reportedly berated her over her choice of outfit for a film premiere, at one point even calling her a “stupid f***ing c**t".
Uploading a photo from the 2001 premiere of Serendipity wearing a loose white suit with her hair pulled back, Beckinsale penned a caption about her shocking experience with Weinstein, who produced the film.
"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," she said in the caption.
She continued, "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 f****** c***, you c*** 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 f****ng lesbian you stupid f****ng c**t.'
"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 f****ng premiere and if I want p***y on the red carpet that's what I get.'"
Beckinsale added that she "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."
She continued, "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 behaviour 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," she concluded.
It's not the first time the actor has opened up about unsavoury experiences with Weinstein -- she has previously spoken out about how he tried to offer her alcohol when she was just 17.
Weinstein was sentenced to 23 years in New York on Thursday after being convicted of assaulting production assistant Mimi Haleyi in 2006 and raping former aspiring actress Jessica Mann in 2013.