Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences expelled Harvey Weinstein in an unprecedented condemnation of decades of sexual harassment. The 65 years old Weinstein accused of at least four rapes, which he has denied. But he has admitted to improper behaviour, and over 30 women have now come forward to accuse him of sexual harassment.
The new entry in the list is actress Lysette Anthony. The 54 years old actress says “she had reported Weinstein to the Met Police for allegedly raping her at her London home in the 1980s, describing the incident as ‘pathetic and revolting'”. The board of Oscars said,
“We do so not simply to separate ourselves from someone who does not merit the respect of his colleagues but also to send a message that the era of willful ignorance and shameful complicity in sexually predatory behaviour and workplace harassment in our industry is over. What’s at issue here is a deeply troubling problem that has no place in our society. The board continues to work to establish ethical standards of conduct that all Academy member will be expected to exemplify.”
Surprisingly, no one has ever been expelled from the Academy for personal misconduct before. Actress Lysette Anthony said she met him for a drink at his rented home in Chelsea in some concern of a film.
“The next thing I knew he was half undressed and he grabbed me. It was the last thing I expected and I fled. That was when the predatory stalking began. He pushed me inside and rammed me up against the coat rack,” she said. He was trying to kiss me and shove inside me.”
She tried to push him away but he was too heavy, “Finally I just gave up” said the actress.