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. At Cafe Socialista, Weinstein offered Sivan a tour, which she reluctantly accepted after telling a friend to come and get her if she wasn't back in "ten minutes".
After ejaculating into a nearby potted plant, Weinstein cleaned up and returned to the nightclub. The only way for Sivan to get away from Weinstein required her to get past him and go through the kitchen. Although she and Sivan left immediately afterwards and Sivan told her what had happened as soon as they were outside, Sivan says that she has remained quiet about the incident for the last ten years for fear of repercussions.
Sivan claims she has had no further contact with Weinstein since the incident.
The only way for Sivan, who was blocked by kitchen equipment, to exit the situation was to push past him and get to the hallway.
Weinstein has accused the TImes of "reckless reporting" but attorney Lisa Bloom, who has been advising Weinstein, confirmed that his behavior was sexual harassment. He then made a decision to masturbate, and ejaculate "into a nearby potted plant".
Weinstein has denied "many of the accusations as patently false" through attorney Lisa Bloom. Sivan says she was trapped by Weinstein's body and was intimidated. A list of detailed questions was emailed to a Weinstein Company publicist.
"Most of us in the entertainment business have heard of these disgusting stories for years about these scumbag heads of studios, record labels, Fortune 500 companies, etc. and how they prey on young women and men", writes Rock, "especially in Hollywood, where most show up with stars in their eyes and are viewed / treated as nothing more than a toy by many of these ass--".
She did, and met Sivan and Weinstein as they were leaving the kitchen. Sivan says Weinstein ejaculated quickly into a potted plant that was in the vestibule and then proceeded to zip up his trousers and they walked back into the kitchen.
When she rebuffed the movie mogul, he simply began to pleasure himself.
The Weinstein Company announced earlier Friday that Mr. Weinstein is on leave indefinitely pending the results of an independent probe.