I am haunted by what he did to me

Scottish Daily Mail - - News -

BRI­TISH scriptwriter Sophie Dix claims her act­ing ca­reer was ‘mas­sively cut down’ after a sex­ual as­sault by We­in­stein at the Savoy Ho­tel in Lon­don.

She told how the Hollywood mogul per­formed a sex act in her pres­ence after she was in­vited up his room ‘to watch some rushes’ – un­pro­cessed footage from a day’s film­ing.

Aged 22, she had been cast in The Hour Of The Pig, with Colin Firth. Dur­ing shoot­ing in 1990, she was in­vited to watch the rushes in We­in­stein’s room after din­ner. She says it was ‘the sin­gle most dam­ag­ing thing that’s hap­pened in my life’.

‘As soon as I was in there, I re­alised it was a ter­ri­ble mis­take,’ she told the Guardian. ‘I re­mem­ber talk of a mas­sage and I thought that was pretty gross. Then be­fore I knew it, he started try­ing to pull my clothes off and pin me down and I just kept say­ing, “No, no, no”.

‘He was really force­ful. I ran for the bath­room and locked the door.’

She emerged to see We­in­stein per­form­ing a sex act. ‘I closed the door again and locked it. When I heard room ser­vice come to the door, I just ran.’

Miss Dix, 48, said the in­ci­dent left her trau­ma­tised and de­pressed, and turned her off a film ca­reer. She told her fam­ily, friends and col­leagues about the in­ci­dent at the time but ‘peo­ple in the in­dus­try didn’t want to know about it, they didn’t want to hear’.

She con­sid­ered go­ing to po­lice but feared she would lose her ca­reer.

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