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Romola Garai

Actress Romola Garai, who has starred in Atonement and the BBC series The Hour, was 18 years old when Weinstein harassed her. He wore only a dressing gown at her ‘audition’ at the Savoy hotel in London, leaving the young actress feeling ‘violated’.
She told The Guardian: ‘I remember the feeling of seeing him opening the door in the dressing gown and thinking, “Oh god, this is a casting couch”. But I guess it’s now only as a much older woman that I understood what it meant. At the time I understood myself to be a commodity and that my value in the industry rested almost exclusively on the way I looked and I didn’t really think of myself to be any more than that.’ (Getty)

In pictures: The women accusing Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault

Harvey Weinstein has been fired from his film production firm The Weinstein Company, had his BAFTA membership suspended, and his wife is reportedly leaving him, but the list of sexual assault allegations keeps on growing.

So far, more than 21 women have come forward with tales of rape and harassment dating back through the last two decades.

Three women, including actors Asia Argento and Lucia Evans, have accused Weinstein of rape. Mira Sorvino and Rosanna Arquette accused the high-profile producer of sexual harassment.

Four unknown women told the New Yorker than Weinstein had touched them in a way that could be considered assault. Gwyneth Paltrow and Angelina Jolie are two of the most recent women to speak out with their stories.

According to a spokesperson, Weinstein has “unequivocally denied” all allegations.

“Mr Weinstein obviously can’t speak to anonymous allegations, but with respect to any women who have made allegations on the record, Mr Weinstein believes that all of these relationships were consensual.”

However he has also released a public apology for the ‘pain’ he has caused. He wrote:

‘I came of age in the ’60s and ’70s, when all the rules about behaviour and workplaces were different. That was the culture then. I have since learned it is not an excuse.’

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