The actress and the filmmaker Lacey Dorn who is working in both the fields — cinema and fine art, is one of those four new accusers who claimed that they have been sexually harassed or assaulted by the now-disgraced producer film producer Harvey Weinstein.
Lacey Dorn and three other women — actress Cynthia Burr, Harvey Weinstein former worker who worked for him in late 70’s Hope Exiner d’Amore and dancer Ashley Matthau spoke out about their sexual encounter with Weinstein to The New York Times.
It has been 25 days when Times first reported the complaints against the former film mogul after which many women came forward with sexual harassment or assault allegations to Weinstein. Four new names have been added to the long list of accusers who claimed that Weinstein harassed or assaulted them.
All these four new accusers belong to the different fields, generations, and continents. Some of those women said that he pretexted of work in order to call them in his hotel room where he forcefully touched them against their will and performed sexual acts with them even though they said no.
After completing graduating from Stanford University, Dorn moved to New York City in 2011. She was 22-year-old when she first met Weinstein, they first met at a New York Film Festival celebration.
After few weeks, she attended a Halloween party at the Gramercy Park Hotel and met Weinstein again. She recalled, Weinstein asked for her email in order to have a conversation about her film career. She said that he told her that he wanted to talk about her career over launch.
She said that she received a blank at 12:26 a.m. from Weinstein that night with the subject line of “Great meeting you.”
When she said goodbye to Weinstein on her way out of the party, Weinstein grabbed her between her legs and forcefully touched her crotch and buttocks through her dress.
Dorn said, “I was so naïve, I didn’t say anything. And he didn’t say anything either.” She added, “I just got out of the party as fast as possible.”