A Hollywood actress described a 10-minute conversation with Harvey Weinstein at the Cannes Film Festival - and claims it was the "most bizarre thing" she ever encountered.
Alice Evans spoke to talkRADIO as the allegations against Weinstein continue to mount. The producer has been accused of sexual harrassment by a number of high-profile actresses, like Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie, and Kate Beckinsale.
He is now reported to have sought rehab for sex addiction at a facility in Arizona.
Evans, who starred in 102 Dalmations and The Vampire Diaries, said she met the producer in 2002. She continued: "We’d started talking and it was the most bizarre thing I’d ever encountered.
"From - I don’t know what my last word was, it was very benign - to 'I’d like to touch your breasts in the toilet'...it was a very smooth segue, as they say.
"What he did was - as he realised he wasn’t going to get me into the toilet – to say ‘Let’s just hope your career goes well and your husband’s.
"I wonder if I could have extricated myself more politely. it was such a shock to the system, my pulse was racing.
"I’ve gone over those ten minutes again and again and again in my head."
She told our hosts how she'd thought he might see her differently to other actresses, many of whom suggest Weinstein invited them up to his room and greeted them in a bathrobe.
"I’d heard many rumours, I’d consoled many friends. We all knew, it was always the same, it was always the robe and it was usually open.
"And yet, when I ran into him, I somehow thought he’d see that I’m bright and he’d see I was interested and I love politics. He won’t want to do that with me.
"I cringe everytime I think about that. He doesn’t give a rat’s something about that; he doesn’t care about me or anyone else.
"Somehow, I thought he might see that I was interesting or something. Looking back, I feel ridiculous because I was just a woman, just a girl."
Weinstein's spokesperson, Sallie Hofmeister, has said in response to the recent claims: "Any allegations of nonconsensual sex are unequivocally denied by Mr. Weinstein. Mr. Weinstein has further confirmed that there were never any acts of retaliation against any women for refusing his advances.
"Mr. Weinstein obviously can’t speak to anonymous allegations, but with respect to any women who have made allegations on the record, Mr. Weinstein believes that all of these relationships were consensual.
"Mr. Weinstein has begun counseling, has listened to the community and is pursuing a better path. Mr. Weinstein is hoping that, if he makes enough progress, he will be given a second chance.