TV Reporter: Harvey Weinstein Masturbated In Front Of Me

A woman has come forward with accusations that film producer Harvey Weinstein cornered her in the hallway of a high-end New York restaurant and masturbated in front of her. Lauren Sivan, a former television anchor at a Long Island cable channel, told HuffPost that after Weinstein took her on a tour of the kitchen at Cafe Socialista in 2007, he attempted to kiss her. When she rebuffed him, Weinstein allegedly said, “Well, can you just stand there and shut up.” Sivan told HuffPost that Weinstein then proceeded to expose himself and masturbate in front of her, ejaculating in a potted plant. On Thursday, Weinstein was accused of decades of workplace sexual harassment in a piece in the New York Times. Weinstein has denied purposeful sexual harassment but apologized for behavior that “caused a lot of pain.”