New Delhi, Oct 14: Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein has been in news for all the wrong reasons lately. Recently, many leading actresses including Angelina Jolie and Gwyneth Paltrow came forward and narrated their bitter experience involving Harvey Weinstein. They revealed how the producer sexually harassed them at a very tender age in the beginning of their career. Actresses like Meryl Streep, Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Winslet also joined in in slamming the producer.
Weinstein, who has been fired from his own firm, The Weinstein Company, has been blamed by multiple women of sexually harassing them over a period of nearly three decades. He reportedly invited women to hotel rooms for business reasons and then greeted them nude or asked them to massage him or watch him shower.
Now, according to a report in Variety.com, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan's international talent manager has claimed that Weinstein wanted to meet the actor alone, but her former talent manager saved her from being a victim. Aishwarya and Harvey have met several times in the past, during AmFar Gala and the Cannes International Film Festival.
Ash's talent manager Simone Sheffield wrote on Variety.com, "I use to manage Indian actress Aishwarya Rai. While dealing with Harvey, I found it comical how hard he tried to get Aishwarya alone. But he was a pig, looked and acted like a big bully pig. He asked me to leave the meeting numerous times and I politely declined. When we were leaving his office, he cornered me and said, 'What do I have to do to get her alone?' I told him to kiss my black ass."
She added, "When Ash and I returned to our hotel, I sent Harvey a steel pig trough filled with DIET COKE as a thank you gift for the meeting. Yes, we did do business and yes, he eventually threatened me. Told me I'd never work in this business. What I said to him, I can't print. But you can be sure, I never gave him the opportunity to even breathe on my client."
News24 Bureau with inputs from Agencies