ROBBIE’S SUPPORT FOR DELEVINGNE
GOLD COAST actor Margot Robbie has expressed her full backing for Cara Delevingne over the Harvey Weinstein scandal following her Suicide Squad co-star’s claims the Hollywood heavyweight asked her to kiss another woman.
The 27-year-old addressed the sexual harassment issue engulfing Hollywood on the red carpet last night even as her upcoming project, a film about the infamous Manson Family murders, was thrown into doubt given Weinstein’s involvement as a producer.
Robbie, who is currently in the US doing the publicity rounds for her flick Goodbye Christopher Robin, described Delevingne as “a dear friend”.
“I already knew she was a fierce, brave woman,” she said. “Today just proved that again. I think the whole situation is so disturbing and sad but I think the conversation surrounding it, hopefully, good comes out of it.”
Robbie was set to play Valley of the Dolls actor Sharon Tate, who was eight months pregnant when she was murdered by Charles Manson Family cult members.
Tate was also wife of noted director Roman Polanski – a man charged with rape in 1970. However the film’s future is in serious doubt after reports surfaced of Weinstein’s alleged decades of abuse and sexual harassment towards women.
THE avalanche of assault accusations against Harvey Weinstein grew yesterday as more women made explosive charges against him.
The latest allegations portray Weinstein as a ruthless sexual predator who, on at least one occasion, sought to engage an actress in a threesome with another woman.
“He asked us to kiss and she began some sort of advances upon his direction,” said actor and model Cara Delevingne.
When Delevingne got up to hurriedly leave, she said “he walked me to the door and stood in front of it and tried to kiss me on the lips”.
The bluntest accusation came from Lea Seydoux, an award-winning French film star, who wrote a first-person account of her run-ins with Weinstein and others as the industry turned a blind eye.
“That’s the most disgusting thing. Everyone knew what Harvey was up to and no one did anything,” she wrote in the Guardian.
“He had a lecherous look. He was using his power to get sex. He’s big and fat, so I had to be forceful to resist him.
“I left his room, thoroughly disgusted.”
Film figures warned such behaviour had gone virtually unchecked. Actor and director Rob Schneider said the Weinstein revelations were just “the tip of the iceberg” .
“There’s not one actress who doesn’t have a story,” he said, adding he was sexually harassed by a male director when he was younger.
Police reportedly responded yesterday to a call for help at Weinstein’s home from his daughter, Remy.
Police sources said later a 911 caller had said a person at the address was feeling suicidal but found no problem.
Weinstein said earlier the sexual abuse allegations had left him devastated.
His wife, Georgina Chapman, 41, said she was leaving him after news of the allegations broke.
Margot Robbie arrives at a screening of Goodbye Christopher Robin in New York.
Harvey Weinstein and daughter Remy Lily Weinstein.