Another woman came forward Sunday with a sexual harassment accusation against film producer Harvey Weinstein.
Allegations that the 65-year-old has been sexually harassing women in the film industry early on in his career came to light when Paula Wachowiak, 62, told the Buffalo News about an encounter between her and Weinstein almost 40 years ago.
Wachowiak said that when she was a 24-year-old University of Buffalo student and working as an intern for a movie, Weinstein exposed himself to her and later joked about it on the set of the 1981 horror movie, The Burning.
Paula Wachowiak on encounter with HW: "Relax, these are movie people, they think nothing of walking around naked" https://t.co/oAHwJxPUop
— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) October 15, 2017
The 62-year-old said she was once asked to take a bunch of checks to the film producer’s hotel room to have them signed off. She said when she arrived at the hotel room, Weinstein was completely nude, aside from a hand towel he was holding around his waist.
Weinstein allegedly dropped the towel when he grabbed the checks from Wachowiak, and “sat on the bed with the folder over his groin and pointed to checks and asked me why we were paying for this or that.”
She said he later asked her for a massage because of a sore shoulder, but she told him that wasn’t her job.
“That’s not in my job description.”
When she denied him, Weinstein told her what a great opportunity it was to be working on the set. She replied that she was very happy to be there, but that she would not touch him.
Later, on the set of The Burning, Weinstein asked the intern if “seeing me naked the highlight of your internship?”
She responded by saying he grossed her out, and Weinstein reportedly just laughed, got in his car, and drove away.
“Actually, Harvey, you disgust me.”
[Feature Photo: AP/Remy de la Mauviniere, File]