Kate-Beckinsale

Kate Beckinsale Recalled Scary Harvey Weinstein Incident When He Screamed ‘You C*nt’ After Movie Premiere

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Mar. 12 2020, Updated 9:51 a.m. ET

Kate Beckinsale shared a harrowing story about Harvey Weinstein only hours after his historic prison sentencing. The actress recalled a 2001 movie premiere where she wore a suit instead of a revealing dress and invoked the former producer’s wrath.

On Wednesday, Weinstein was sentenced to 23 years in prison for various sexual assault charges. Many people in Hollywood shared their reactions to the news. On Instagram, Beckinsale shared photos from the 2001 premiere of Serendipity — a movie she co-starred in with John Cusack and which was distributed by Weinstein’s company, Miramax — and penned a lengthy comment describing her experience with the former producer.

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The actress uploaded two images to go along with her story. The first photo showed her wearing an all-white pant suit on the red carpet of the Serendipity premiere, her hair stylishly pulled back. The second was an unflattering shot of the disgraced movie mogul. In her caption she recounted the difficult event which took place in New York City shortly after the 9/11 attacks.

Beckinsale wrote that the people involved in the movie originally decided to skip the October 5, 2001 premiere because they felt insensitive having a gala so soon after the terrorist attacks. Weinstein, however, insisted the event continue as planned.

The scary part of the now 46-year-old’s story came after the premiere, when the currently 67-year-old invited her to bring her young daughter over for a play date with his child, who was around the same age. She did so, but soon felt like something was amiss when he had a nanny take the children away.

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Once the toddlers were out of earshot, he became irate and screamed at the Underworld actress for what she wore at the premiere.

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“The minute the door closed he started screaming ‘You stupid f*cking C*NT, you C*NT you ruined my premiere….He said,’If I am throwing a red carpet you get in a tight dress, you shake your a** you shake your t*ts you do not go down it looking like a f*cking lesbian you stupid f*cking c*nt.'”

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Beckinsale wrote that she was blindsided by the outburst and immediately started crying.

“The shock made me burst into tears.”

Through her tears she tried to explain how inappropriate it was to wear sexy attire for an event in New York so soon after 9/11, especially since families of the victims could be present. Weinstein would not listen and continued to shout at her.

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“It’s my f*cking premiere and if I want p*ssy on the red carpet that’s what I get.”

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Once the rant was over, the Van Helsing actress managed to compose herself enough to gather her child and flee the house, although she said this was one of many such run-ins she had with Weinstein. She claims to have told others of his behavior but nothing was done.

“But I WAS punished for it, and for other instances where I said no to him for years,” she wrote.

Beckinsale closed her caption by calling Weinstein’s prison sentence “a huge relief” and that she hoped this will deter other abusive behavior in the industry, like abuse of power and intimidation, which currently have no recourse under the law.

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