The bombshell revelation came just hours after the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences expelled the producer after a week in which dozens of sexual harassment allegations, and worse, left his career and marriage in tatters.
Lysette Anthony, in an interview with the Times of London, alleges she was raped by the disgraced producer when he turned up at her home in the late 1980’s. She told Merseyside Police her claims last week, who turned the case over to Scotland Yard.
The Metropolitan Police had previously confirmed they were investigating a claim without naming Anthony.
She says Weinstein turned up at her flat at 10am. The Woody Allen actress says ‘He pushed me inside, rammed me up against a coat rack. He was trying to kiss me and shove me inside.’ She says she pushed him away but he was too heavy. ‘Finally I just gave up.’In the interview released Saturday, the Allen ‘Husbands and Wives’ actress describes the attack as ‘pathetic’ and revolting’ and left her feeling ‘disgusted and embarrassed.
This new bombshell accusation comes as Weinstein is stripped of his lifetime Oscars board membership.
Whoopi Goldberg, Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg are among the Hollywood power players who hold seats on the board.