Lupita Nyong’o: Speaking Out About Harvey Weinstein

ELLE South Africa

Before long he said he wanted to take off his pants. I told him not to do that and informed him that it would make me extremely uncomfortable.

I have been following the news and reading the accounts of women coming forward to talk about being assaulted by Harvey Weinstein and others. I had shelved my experience with Harvey far in the recesses of my mind, joining in the conspiracy of silence that has allowed this predator to prowl for so many years. I had felt very much alone when these things happened, and I had blamed myself for a lot of it, quite like many of the other women who have shared their stories.

read Lupita’s full New York Times Op-ed Oct 19, 2017