Hollyoaks' Lysette Anthony accuses Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault
Hollyoaks' Lysette Anthony has accused Harvey Weinstein of sexually assaulting her at her home in the '80s.
The 54-year-old reportedly described the alleged assault to police last week, according to The Sunday Times.
The actress told the publication that she had spent years trying to forget the "pathetic, revolting" alleged attack that left her feeling "disgusted and embarrassed".
She recalled how she met the Hollywood producer in 1982, when she was starring in sci-fi movie Krull.
Ms Anthony said that a few years later, she had agreed to meet him for a drink at his rented home in Chelsea.
“The next thing I knew he was half undressed and he grabbed me.
“It was the last thing I expected and I fled. That was when the predatory stalking began.”
The soap star told the publication that, after some time had passed, Weinstein came to her flat in the early hours of the morning.
“He pushed me inside and rammed me up against the coat rack . . . He was trying to kiss me and shove inside me.
“Finally I just gave up.”
A representative for the producer told People:
“Any allegations of non-consensual sex are unequivocally denied by Mr Weinstein.”
The Sunday Times report that the Metropolitan Police confirmed they are investigating a report of an alleged sexual assault that took place in the 80s.
The controversy around the 65-year-old film producer began after a New York Times report earlier this month which contained allegations of sexual harassment and assault from a number of women, including actress Ashley Judd.
Several more allegations of sexual misconduct have since been brought against Weinstein.
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