Another Weinstein ‘victim’ surfaces
Paris – The French actress Florence Darel became the latest star yesterday to reveal that she was harassed by disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein.
Darel, 49, who first came to notice in Eric Rohmer’s A Tale of Springtime in 1990, told Le Parisien newspaper that Weinstein had promised to help make her big in America if she became his “parttime” mistress.
She said she first had to beat off his advances after Weinstein’s company Miramax bought the 1993 fashion industry comedy A la mode in which she appeared.
The following year, pushed by her agent, she agreed to meet Weinstein in a Paris hotel.
“He talked to me about a film he wanted to make about World War II and then he began to tell me that he found me very attractive and wanted to have an affair with me,” Darel told the paper.
“I told him I was very in love with my partner, but he said that didn’t worry him and he wanted me to be his mistress.” – AFP
CLAIM. French actress Florence Darel is the latest star to suggest she was harassed by Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein.