Mika Brzezinski Says She'll Drop Weinstein Book Deal If Harvey Doesn't Resign

Mika Brzezinski Says She'll Drop Weinstein Book Deal If Harvey Doesn't Resign

Mika Brzezinski Says She'll Drop Weinstein Book Deal If Harvey Doesn't Resign

Accusations of sexual harassment against Harvey Weinstein, the Hollywood entertainment mogul, cost him a close adviser on Saturday and may have lost his company a high-profile series of books. "I can't go forward with those books unless Harvey resigns", she wrote.

Lauren Sivan told HuffPost that Weinstein trapped her in a restaurant hallway a decade ago and began to touch himself inappropriately in front of her.

At this point, Weinstein and Sivan were in a vestibule between the kitchen and bathrooms.

One day after a New York Times report revealed decades of sexual-harassment accusations made by women against the Weinstein Company's Harvey Weinstein - including but not limited to "appearing almost or fully naked in front of them, requiring them to be present while he bathed or repeatedly asking for a massage or initiating one himself" - Fox News reporter Lauren Sivan has gone on the record with the Huffington Post to make a similarly distressing allegation.

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"Not all that shocking because very similar things happened to me".

Once they left, Sivan says Weinstein leaned in and tried to kiss her. Sivan rejected that attempt and told him she had a long-term boyfriend.

Newsom's letter delves beyond Weinstein to the heart of the problem: the unspoken and complicit acknowledgement that Hollywood's most powerful men were leveraging their positions of power to sexually harass and abuse female employees then silence them from speaking out or taking legal action. "I'll stand up to him, but if I'm a 23-year-old in his workplace... of course, they're intimidated", she explained. Sivan says that Weinstein contacted her the next day saying he "had a great time last night" and asked if she wanted to meet him after a trip. Sivan said she was deeply shocked by Weinstein's behavior and was frozen and didn't know what to do or say.

"The New York Times published today a story that is saturated with false and defamatory statements about Harvey Weinstein", attorney Charles J. Harder said in a statement. She claims she once again pointed out that she was in a relationship and ended the call and all communication with Weinstein. Sivan said she reluctantly agreed and they went downstairs to the restaurant. On Friday, the Weinstein Company said its co-founder would be placed on an indefinite leave of absence and said it would hire a prominent law firm to investigate the charges.

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