Eva Green, the French actress who appeared in the James Bond film Casino Royale, has revealed how she felt “shocked and disgusted” after an encounter with movie mogul Harvey Weinstein culminated in her having to “push him off”.
Responding to her mother’s claim that the Hollywood producer had then threatened to destroy her career, the actress claimed she had been inspired to speak out because of the bravery of other women in coming forward.
Green issued a statement to Variety about the alleged incident in Paris in 2010 or 2011.
She was responding to a radio interview her mother, Jarlene Jobert, gave in which she accused Weinstein of being a “horrible man” who targeted the actress with promises of career success in return for sexual favours. She claimed he had threatened to ban other directors from choosing her daughter if she spurned his advances.
Ms Green, 37, said: “I wish to address comments made by my mother in a recent interview regarding Harvey Weinstein.
“I met him for a business meeting in Paris at which he behaved inappropriately and I had to push him off. I got away without it going further, but the experience left me shocked and disgusted.