Shock, disgust, and shame — that’s how one of Harvey Weinstein’s accusers described her experience of allegedly being trapped by the movie mogul as he engaged in a sexual act.
TV reporter Lauren Sivan discussed the details of the incident Monday morning in an appearance on NBC’s “Megyn Kelly Today.” Kelly opened the show by declaring “He’s out” as pictures of Weinstein scrolled on the talk show set’s LED screens.
Sivan described the decade-old incident in which she met Weinstein at a party at a New York restaurant in which he was an investor. He lured her to the kitchen and tried to kiss her. When she rebuffed that advance, he allegedly blocked her passage in a narrow corridor while he masturbated, according to Sivan.
“I just stood there dumbfounded,” Sivan said. “I could not believe what I was witnessing.”
Kelly said at start of the interview that she has been friendly with Sivan for years, and she also noted that she has known Weinstein for some time. Last year, Kelly’s disclosure that she endured sexual harassment from former Fox News chairman Roger Ailes helped speed the ouster of one of the most powerful figures in media.