Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey and Robin Thicke: Hollywood’s biggest scandals

THEY twerked for Blurred Lines, but model Emily Ratajkowski claims she was sexually assaulted by singer Robin Thicke while filming the video.

American Emily accuses the 44-year-old singer of groping her breasts while filming the 2013 video, which includes the phrase “I know you want it.”

Emily (30) shot the video alongside two other models, Thicke, Pharrell Williams and rapper TI, using an all-female crew.

But in her new book, the 30-year-old beauty – who was born in London to American parents but spent her summers near Bantry in County Cork – described a heartbreaking incident.

“Suddenly out of nowhere I felt the coolness and weirdness of a stranger’s hands enveloping my bare breasts from behind. I instinctively stepped away looking at Robin Thicke,” she recalls.

He smirked a goofy grin and stumbled back; his eyes hidden behind his sunglasses. My head turned to the darkness beyond the scenery. [The director, Diane Martel’s] the voice broke as she yelled at me “are you okay?” “

“I pushed my chin forward and shrugged, avoiding eye contact, feeling the heat of humiliation spread through my body. I didn’t react – not really, not as I should have.”

Diane Martel told the Sunday Times that she remembers the alleged incident.

“I remember the moment he grabbed her breasts,” she insists. “He was standing behind her as they both stood in profile.”

She adds, “Robin apologized timidly. Like he knew it was wrong without realizing how it might have felt for Emily.”

Thicke still has not responded to the complaint.

But Emily and Thicke aren’t the first stars to be immersed in gruesome allegations involving setbacks in the workplace.


Craig McLachlan (David Cheskin / AP)

Craig McLachlan (David Cheskin / AP)

Neighbors stars Craig McLachlan has been accused of several cases of sexual harassment during his career.

Former British TV presenter Jeanne Downs is one of her accusers, saying the 56-year-old actor, who played Henry in the hit soap opera, groped her live as they both shot a children’s television show.

The alleged incident happened over 20 years ago.

“Halfway through the show, we were all in the middle of a live conversation,” recalls Jeanne.

“Suddenly Craig forced his hand just under my butt and pushed hard in my private midsection. I was wearing black leggings that were made of a fairly thin material. The strong action of his hand under my butt was very intimately. felt.

“It was only for a second or two and I almost screamed, but I was on live TV and couldn’t do or say anything – it’s kids TV and I had millions of little children watching me. “

McLachlan had previously been acquitted of seven charges of indecent assault and six charges of common assault by 10 other people, including four female co-stars. They had claimed that the assaults took place while they were all happening on The Rocky Horror Show.

The Australian has consistently denied all the allegations.


Film producer Harvey Weinstein (Photo by Scott Heins / Getty Images)

Film producer Harvey Weinstein (Photo by Scott Heins / Getty Images)

Film producer Harvey Weinstein (Photo by Scott Heins / Getty Images)

Once one of Hollywood’s top producers, Harvey Weinstein (69) is currently serving a 23-year sentence in New York City for various sex crimes and faces other charges in California.

Among her accusers was actress Rose McGowan, who says she orally raped her at a Sundance Film Festival hotel in 1997, when she was 23 and had just played in Scream.

She then struck a $ 100,000 deal with him – and says he offered her $ 1 million for another nondisclosure deal in order to keep his silence. She refused and was one of his harshest accusers.

Other people who accused Weinstein of sexually assaulting or proposing them included Ashley Judd, Annabella Sicora, Mira Sorvino, Salma Hayek, Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie, Uma Thurman, Heather Graham, Darryl Hannah and Rosanna Arquette.

Actress Hillarie Burton claims Ben Affleck groped her in 2003 on an episode of Total Request Live while she was hosting the MTV show.

At the height of the sinister allegations about Harvey Weinstein, Affleck called the producer’s behavior “sick.”

One fan took to Twitter, writing that Affleck should have ‘kept quiet’, while another replied: “He also grabbed Hillarie Burton’s breasts on TRL once. forget.” Burton responded by tweeting “I haven’t forgotten” and praised the fan for acknowledging the incident.

She then tweeted a promotional video for TRL Uncensored in which she referred to an incident in which someone, presumably Affleck, “twisted” her left breast, captioned “The Girls. I’m so impressed with you braves. people. I had to laugh back then so I wouldn’t cry. Sending love. “

The video also shows a clip of Affleck asking how old she is – she was 21 at the time, while Affleck was 31 at the time.

Bernardo Bertolucci’s 1992 film Last Tango In Paris has an X rating and that’s mainly because of an infamous sex scene involving Butter.

In the film, Marlon Brando’s character, Paul, violates actress Maria Schneider’s character, Jeanne, by using a stick of butter as a lubricant.

But it later emerged that Maria had not said anything about it in advance and that the procedure, which had been concocted by the director and Brando, had been inflicted on her without her consent during the filming to obtain a value of maximum shock on his part.

Schneider, who was only 19 at the time, said the scene was not in the original script and that Brando and Bertolucci, 48, told him about it just before they started filming.

The controversial scene involved Brando putting a stick of butter where Schneider didn’t expect him to go.

The late director later admitted that Brando essentially committed rape, with his consent.

“I wanted her reaction as a girl, not as an actress,” he said. “I wanted her to react humiliated. I think she hated me and Marlon because we didn’t tell her.”

The French actress admitted that she cried real tears during the scene.

“I felt humiliated and, to be honest, I felt a bit raped, both by Marlon and Bertolucci,” she said. “After the scene, Marlon didn’t console me or apologize. Luckily there was only one take.”


Sharon Stone (Photo by Rich Polk / Getty Images for IMDb)

Sharon Stone (Photo by Rich Polk / Getty Images for IMDb)

Sharon Stone (Photo by Rich Polk / Getty Images for IMDb)

Basic Instinct had the first onscreen shot in a mainstream movie of a vagina.

But Sharon Stone, who is seen uncrossing her legs in front of a group of men during an interrogation scene to reveal she is not wearing any underwear, claims she was misled during the filming.

Stone (63) alleged that she was coerced and misled into flashing in front of the camera for the 1992 film, but director Paul Verhoeven claims her memory is “drastically different” from Stone’s and that she “knew exactly what we were doing”.

“I was so young and relatively inexperienced and didn’t understand all of the sexual content of the movie,” she said. “I should have called my agent or asked my lawyer to come on set because you can’t force someone to do something that isn’t in the script, but at the time I didn’t didn’t know. “

Stone claims he was told to remove his underwear for lighting purposes. She said it wasn’t until she was asked to privately view the film that she was made aware of what was in the footage, and that she slapped Verhoeven’s face when she saw it. ‘saw and threatened legal action, but later allowed the blow to be turned. used.

Actor Brendan Fraser alleges he was tampered with by Philip Berk, the former president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which Berk denies.

The incident allegedly occurred during a lunch. The Mummy star says that when he went to shake Berk’s hand, he was instead grabbed by the buttocks.

“I felt bad. I felt like a little child. I felt like I had a lump in my throat. I thought I was going to cry,” he said afterwards.

Fraser (52) insists he was blacklisted after going public with his allegations, but did not want to lay criminal charges.

“I didn’t want to face how it made me feel, or it was part of my narrative,” he said.


Kevin Spacey REUTERS / Mario Anzuoni / File photo

Kevin Spacey REUTERS / Mario Anzuoni / File photo

Kevin Spacey REUTERS / Mario Anzuoni / File photo

Shortly after the onset of Harvey Weinstein’s crimes, several men brought charges against Oscar-winning actor Kevin Spacey.

More than a dozen men have come forward claiming they were either sexually harassed or assaulted by the actor, some when they were teenagers.

Actor Anthony Rapp said Spacey befriended him in 1986, when Rapp was 14 and was performing in the Broadway play Precious Sons.

According to Rapp, Spacey made “a sexual advance” towards him while attending a party at Spacey’s.

Director Tony Montana was the second person to bring forward an allegation against Spacey (62).

Montana alleges that Spacey approached him at a bar in 2003, groped him around and said, “that means ownership,” as he did.

“I had PTSD for six months after the incident,” Montana said.

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