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Harvey Weinstein ‘referred to as ex-assistant Mimi Haleyi a “b****” and “whore” as he raped her’

Harvey Weinstein ‘called ex-assistant Mimi Haleyi a “b****” and “whore” as he raped her’


A FORMER manufacturing assistant yesterday broke down in tears as she informed how Harvey Weinstein referred to as her a “bitch and a whore” as he raped her.

Mimi Haleyi, 42, mentioned that the movie producer left her feeling “numb” as he pressured himself upon her on the Tribeca Grand Lodge in New York.

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Mimi Haleyi informed a courtroom how Harvey Weinstein referred to as her ‘a b**** and a whore’ as he raped her[/caption]

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Weinstein and former manufacturing assistant Miss Haleyi attended his trial in Manhattan yesterday[/caption]

Throughout one other alleged sexual assault, she informed him she was on her interval and he pulled out her tampon, asking: “The place is it then?”

The incident occurred at Weinstein’s house in Manhattan in what seems to have been one among kids’s bedrooms or playrooms.

Miss Haleyi is the second of six girls who’re as a result of give proof at Weinstein’s trial in Manhattan.

He denies rape, felony sexual act and predatory sexual assault.

In courtroom, Miss Haleyi, who moved to London from Finland at 19, solely acknowledged Weinstein to determine him to the courtroom – he stared at her however didn’t react.

However in 2005 she moved to New York and accepted a proposal of a job on the TV collection ‘Mission Runway’ from Weinstein as a result of she thought he might be her new mentor.

On July 10 2006 Weinstein requested her to come back to his house and after arriving they sat on the sofa a couple of toes away having a traditional dialog, the courtroom heard.

Miss Haleyi mentioned: “In some unspecified time in the future early in me being there he lunged at me and was making an attempt to kiss me. I mentioned oh no, no, no.

“I attempted to reject him and push him away however he stored kissing and fondling me.

‘HOLDING ME DOWN’

“I used to be strolling backwards and he was pushing me together with his physique. I obtained to the bed room and fell backwards onto the mattress. I attempted to rise up and he pushed me down.”

Miss Haleyi put her proper arm up and mentioned: “He was holding me down by my wrists and likewise his physique on prime of me and was pushing down each time I attempted to rise up – no, keep!”

She mentioned: “I expressed your complete time I simply mentioned no, no, I don’t need this to occur this isn’t going to occur. I used to be simply making an attempt to inform him to cease.”

In courtroom, Miss Haleyi started to cry and needed to compose herself.

She mentioned she had thought of fleeing however realised she couldn’t and so simply “checked out” as Weinstein forcibly carried out oral intercourse on her.

Miss Haleyi mentioned: “I informed him I’m on my interval. It was as if he didn’t imagine me. I mentioned one thing like the place is it then? He actually pulled my tampon out.”

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Miss Haleyi additionally offered graphic particulars of one other alleged incident that’s mentioned to have taken place a month earlier than in 2006[/caption]

Weinstein completed and she or he left in “shock”.

Describing the bed room Miss Haleyi mentioned: “I keep in mind seeing kids’s drawings on the partitions and a few hair colors on the shelf.”

Miss Haleyi mentioned she didn’t go to the police as a result of “Mr Weinstein has much more energy and assets and connections and I didn’t assume I’d stand an opportunity”.

The following day she did go to the film premiere in Los Angeles as a result of it had been booked a while earlier than and she or he felt below strain.

The following month she agreed to fulfill Weinstein once more in his suite on the Tribeca Grand Lodge in Manhattan as a result of he was “persistent and insistent”.

‘I FELT NUMB’

She mentioned: “Nearly immediately he mainly simply took my hand and pulled me in direction of the mattress.”

Miss Haleyi struggled to talk via the tears as she mentioned: “I felt like an fool.

“I used to be not concerned about him and he satisfied me to fulfill him once more simply to do one thing like that to me towards.

“He pulled me into the bed room and I didn’t resist, I simply lay there. He had intercourse with me. He mentioned one thing such as you’re a whore, a bitch.

“I felt numb. I felt humiliated and I felt numb.”

Weinstein’s lawyer Damon Charonis requested Miss Haleyi requested contact between them after the alleged incidents.

He raised an electronic mail despatched in 2008 despatched from Miss Haleyi to Weinstein two years after they’re mentioned to have occurred.

The e-mail started: “Hello Harvey, how are you? Nice to see you in Cannes.”

Within the electronic mail Miss Haleyi referred to as herself a “genius” for telling Weinstein in 2005 that The Addams Household must be made right into a film – it had simply been introduced that it was.


She signed off: “A lot of love, Miriam.”

Weinstein replied: “You’re a genius, good to listen to from you.”

The trial continues.

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She is the second of six girls who’re as a result of give proof on the trial[/caption]

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Weinstein denies rape, felony sexual act and predatory sexual assault[/caption]

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