Ashley Matthau is one of those four new accusers who claimed that Harvey Weinstein sexually assaulted them or harassed them, the women told the New York Times about their own experience with Weinstein and claimed that they have been harassed or assaulted by Weinstein.
The dancer who got a small role in one of Weinstein’s film said that the producer pushed her down and masturbated on top of her. Ashley Matthau also revealed that she received a settlement for keeping her mouth shut, the incident, a few days later the incident.
The wife of film and television director and actor Charles Matthau, said that she had an aggressive encounter with now-disgraced producer Weinstein when she first met him in 2004. She recalled, she was performing in the film named Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights in Puerto Rico when the former mogul came to the set.
Ashley Matthau said when Weinstein noticed her on the set since then he was forcing her to meet him in his hotel room, she pressured her for a private meeting. Ashley Matthau who was is better known as Anderson her maiden name said that she tried to refuse him by saying that she was engaged. But, the producer persisted and tried to convince her for “a little cuddling.”
Weinstein got a chance when Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights separated for meal, Ashley Matthau told the publication that some of the production members made her afraid by saying Weinstein was being pushy. According to her, no one came in front to help her. She said that he instructed her to sit in a car when she returned to the film’s set.
The now 36-year-old dancer said that they were sitting in the backseat of the car and Weinstein was saying “‘Don’t worry.’” “‘Nothing is going to happen. We’re just going to discuss future projects.’”
She said that they got to Weinstein’s hotel room where she was molested by him. The producer told him that he helped many actresses to start their career as the high-profile actresses who had spent a night with him or sexually involved with him. He told her that she is also considered to slept with him.
She recalled, when she refused, he pushed her down onto the bed and started playing with her breast by fondling. She said that after that Weinstein stripped, straddled her, she adds that he also masturbated while on top of her.
She said, “I kept telling him, ‘Stop, I’m engaged,’ but he kept saying: ‘It’s just a little cuddling. It’s not a problem. It’s not like we’re having sex.’ ”