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Lupita Nyong’o Details Experiences With Weinstein in Op-Ed

Actress Lupita Nyong’o wrote about her experiences with film producer Harvey Weinstein in a New York Times op-ed on Thursday night, in which she detailed predatory behavior from the mogul accused of rape and sexual harassment. In one instance, Nyong’o said Weinstein offered to give her a massage, something that many women described in their private encounters with him. “Harvey led me into a bedroom—his bedroom—and announced that he wanted to give me a massage,” the actress wrote. “I thought he was joking at first. He was not. For the first time since I met him, I felt unsafe. I panicked a little and thought quickly to offer to give him one instead: It would allow me to be in control physically, to know exactly where his hands were at all times.” Then, Nyong’o wrote, Weinstein “said he wanted to take off his pants.” “I told him not to do that and informed him that it would make me extremely uncomfortable,” she wrote. “He got up anyway to do so and I headed for the door, saying that I was not at all comfortable with that.”