A reporter detailed graphic incident with Harvey Weinstein amid sexual harassment controversy

Kristopher Drake
October 9, 2017

Harvey Weinstein once trapped a woman in the hallway of a restaurant that was closed to the public and masturbated in front of her until he ejaculated, she says.

When former Fox News reporter Lauren Sivan was an anchor on local outlet Long Island 12 over a decade ago, she encountered the Hollywood movie executive at an event at Cipriani, a famous Manhattan Italian restaurant, and the night eventually ended in a nauseating sexual encounter with Weinstein that left the reporter "shocked" and scared of retaliation, according to The Huffington Post. However, she rejected his advances to which Weinstein said to her: "Well, can you just stand there and shut up".

Sivan claims Weinstein took her down past the kitchen and to a secluded area.

"Not all that shocking because very similar things happened to me".

He allegedly took Sivan into the kitchen, dismissed two of his staffers from the room, and tried to kiss her.

Newsom's letter delves beyond Weinstein to the heart of the problem: the unspoken and complicit acknowledgement that Hollywood's most powerful men were leveraging their positions of power to sexually harass and abuse female employees then silence them from speaking out or taking legal action.


Speaking further about Weinstein, Sivan also said that the Hollywood producer's vehicle was "stocked full of cases of Diet Coke" and that she found it very weird, according to the report.

The former TV journalist said she remained silent over the years out of fear of retaliation due to Weinstein's clout in the media industry. Weinstein then allegedly undid his trousers and started masturbating in front of her.

The only way for Sivan to get away from him required her to get past him and go through the kitchen.

The friend began to go downstairs but was stopped by a security guard who told her she was not allowed.

Speaking to the New York Times a day prior to her interview with Stephanopoulos, Bloom had said: "The allegations if true would constitute sexual harassment". There have been times they wouldn't speak for months.

Bob Weinstein denied the accusation, but now he, along with Weinstein Company COO David Glasser, will be running the company while Harvey Weinstein is on "indefinite leave".

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