Cara Delevingne Recounts Frightening Experience With Harvey Weinstein

Yet another celebrity is speaking out about the Miramax co-founder.

On Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017, Cara Delevingne posted a text image to Instagram that read, "Don't be ashamed of your story. It will inspire others." In the caption, the model and actress detailed her own personal experience with Harvey Weinstein, who had been accused of sexual harassment, assault, and rape just days earlier.

"When I first started to work as an actress, i was working on a film and I received a call from‎ Harvey Weinstein asking if I had slept with any of the women I was seen out with in the media. It was a very odd and uncomfortable call," Delevingne, who has been open about her bisexuality, began. "I answered none of his questions and hurried off the phone but before I hung up, he said to me that If I was gay or decided to be with a woman especially in public that I'd never get the role of a straight woman or make it as an actress in Hollywood."

Delevingne, 25, continued, "A year or two later, I went to a meeting with him in the lobby of a hotel with a director about an upcoming film. The director left the meeting and Harvey asked me to stay and chat with him. As soon as we were alone he began to brag about all the actresses he had slept with and how he had made their careers and spoke about other inappropriate things of a sexual nature."

"He then invited me to his room. I quickly declined and asked his assistant if my car was outside. She said it wasn't and wouldn't be for a bit and I should go to his room," she recalled. "At that moment I felt very powerless and scared but didn't want to act that way hoping that I was wrong about the situation."

Finding another woman to be in the room, Delevingne said she calmed, thinking she was "safe." But unfortunately, Weinstein allegedly had some gross intentions in mind. "He asked us to kiss and she began some sort of advances upon his direction," Delevingne wrote. "I swiftly got up and asked him if he knew that I could sing. And I began to sing....i thought it would make the situation better....more an audition....i was so nervous. After singing I said again that I had to leave. He walked me to the door and stood in front of it and tried to kiss me on the lips. I stopped him and managed to get out of the room."

Delevingne admitted that she'd gotten the part she'd auditioned for in Weinstein's movie—which The Hollywood Reporter suspects was the 2017 film Tulip Fever—but, she revealed, she had mixed feelings about the gig. She stated that she "always thought that he gave it to me because of what happened," adding, "Since then I felt awful that I did the movie. I felt like I didn't deserve the part."

Feeling guilty, she said she was "hesitant" to publicly speak out about Weinstein's inappropriate behavior, afraid of how that would affect his wife and children.

In a second Instagram post, Delevingne stated that she was "relieved" to talk about her experience, writing, "I want women and girls to know that being harassed or abused or raped is NEVER their fault and not talking about it will always cause more damage than speaking the truth."

She concluded, "In every industry and especially in Hollywood, men abuse their power using fear and get away with it. This must stop. The more we talk about it, the less power we give them. I urge you all to talk and to the people who defend these men, you are part of the problem."