It has more than three weeks when the New York Times, exposed all the sexual harassment and sexual assault allegations to now-disgraced film producer Harvey Weinstein. Many women come in front after Times first report the complaints against Weinstein, the publication has added four new names to the long list of the accusers who claimed that they have been sexually harassed by the former movie mogul.
Hope Exiner d’Amore said that she has been raped by Weinstein, she said that he raped her in 1970’s in the hotel room. She revealed that at the time he was a young concert promoter in Buffalo.
The now 62-year-old Exiner d’Amore was in her early 20s when Weinstein raped her. She said, “This has haunted me my entire life.”
Exiner d’Amore and other three women opened up about their sexual encounter with Weinstein to Times.
The rape incident took place in 70’s when Exiner d’Amore and Weinstein both were in their 20s and living in Buffalo. It had been few week when Exiner d’Amore started work for him, Weinstein asked her for a trip to New York City.
At the time, she worked for his concert promotion company named Harvey and Corky Productions where she used to do odd jobs. She agreed to the trip, as she was interested in movies and Weinstein offered her to come to New York City in order to meet with famous personalities of Hollywood industry.
She described when they reached the Park Lane Hotel, the mogul went for a check-in while Exiner d’Amore was waiting in the lobby. She recounted, Weinstein came to her and said there is only one room as there had been some mistake with the room booking, so they both have to share the room.
She said, “I gave him a look like that was ridiculous.” Eventually, she agreed and she as completely unaware what will happen next to her.
She recalled Weinstein slipped next to her when she was in bed that particular night, he was all naked, she added.
“I told him no. I kept pushing him away. He just wouldn’t listen,” she said. “He just forced himself on me.” She claimed that he forcefully performed oral sex and raped her.
She said, “I hated being there.” After the incident, she chose to stay away from the film industry and worked as administering an undergraduate program at Cornell and later got the job in raising funds.