Harvey Weinstein, a Hollywood producer, has been in the news for a while now because of the serious allegations of sexual harassment of many actresses. Angelina Jolie and Gwyneth Paltrow accused him of sexual harassment at a very young age. Even stars like Jennifer Lawrence, Meryl Streep and Kate Winselt also raised their voice against it. Weinstein reportedly called actresses in his room and asked them to watch him sure and greeted them nude. However, the fans in India will be more shocked after knowing how Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was saved from facing such situation by her international talent manager Simone Sheffield.
As reported in Variety.com, Aishwarya’s international talent management said that Weinstein wanted to meet Aishwarya in private and he tried to ask about this to her talent manager. Even though Aishwarya and Weinstein met many times including AmFar Gala and the Cannes International Film Festival, her talent manager did not allow Weinstein to meet her alone.
Simone said, “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?”
She also revealed, ” 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. 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.” It is wonderful that Simone took the stand bravely despite the threats that she was getting. What do you think about the entire issue? Post your thoughts in the comment section below.