The world was still coming to terms with the allegations against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein of sexual abuse and harassment when another shock came rocking the boat and this time it is the Indian fans that were affected. Gwyneth Paltrow and Angelina Jolie came out with their own horrid experience with the film producer and soon Cara Delevingne divulged a few shocking details. Rose McGowan who have been up in arms against Harvey Weinstein, as well as Ben Affleck, got penalized by Twitter and her account was suspended for a few hours following which a Twitter boycott was initiated by the women. Since morning #WomenBoycottTwitter has been trending and now when things were coming back to normalcy another big bombshell was dropped. Cara Delevingne had divulged details about her ordeal on Instagram when she has just started working in the show business. Her confession got a lot of support from online media houses but a shocking revelation surfaced on the comments section of a Variety report, a revelation made by talent manager Simone Sheffield who managed Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s Hollywood work. Apparently, Harvey Weinstein was desperate to meet the former Miss World alone.
Simone Sheffield is a talent manager who used to manage Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s work and career in Hollywood. She wrote a rather descriptive and shocking revelation in the comments section of the Variety report about Harvey Weinstein and his apparent obsession over Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. The Variety report was about Cara Delevingne’s recount of the horrendous incidents she had with Harvey Weinstein. She shared her ordeal in this Instagram post. Rose McGowan’s Twitter Account Suspended After She Speaks Out Against Harvey Weinstein And Ben Affleck
Simone Sheffield wrote, “I use to manage Indian actress Aishwarya Rai. While dealing with Harvey I found it comical how hard he tried to get Aishwarya alone. But he was a pig… looked and acted like a “big bully pig”….He asked me to leave the meeting numerous times and I politely declined. When we were leaving his office he cornered me and said: “what do I have to do to get her alone?” I told him to “kiss my black ass”. When Ash and I returned to our hotel, I sent Harvey a steel pig trough filled with DIET COKE as a thank you gift for the meeting. Yes, we did do business and Yes, he eventually threatened me. Told me I’d never work in this business, blah blah blah….what I said to him I can’t print. But you can be sure, I never gave him the opportunity to even breathe on my client. Fox News. Weinstein. The President.
She added, “Such abuses have gone on way before these creeps and will sadly continue until women feel empowered and protected enough to speak out. They say there’s strength in numbers…perhaps. BUT it takes only one brave soul to take the first stand. With social media as your platform, that one brave soul will lead an army, in no time. Brava Ladies….don’t hold back – THE TRUTH. Protect one another. Support one another. Love one another.” #WomenBoycottTwitter Trends After Twitter Suspends Actress Rose McGowan’s Account For Tweeting Sexual Allegations
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has not made any comments or remarks about the incident or the statement but it feels heartening to know that women in show business are looking out for each other and there are women like Simone Sheffield who take the brickbats and name calling but save their clients a whole lot of trauma and abuse at the hands of such perverted men who wield power.