The 44-year-old English actress, who plays Cersei Lannister in the HBO fantasy series, claims the producer was “furious” when she rebuffed him, and that after “grabbing and holding tightly to the back of [Headey’s] arm”, he ordered her not to tell anyone about his actions.
In an aside, Headey also accused former Monty Python member Terry Gilliam of “bullying” her on the set of his 2005 film The Brothers Grimm, in which she starred.
Weinstein, 65, is currently under investigation by Scotland Yard for at least four allegations of sexual assault and rape.
Headey’s statement reads, in full:
“The first time I met Harvey Weinstein was at The Venice Film Festival. The Brothers Grimm was showing there (during shooting I was subjected to endless bullying by the director Terry Gilliam) At one point Harvey asked me to take a walk down to the water, I walked down with him and he stopped and made some suggestive comment, a gesture, I just laughed it off, I was genuinely shocked, I remember thinking, it’s got to be a joke, I said something like.. oh come on mate?!?? it’d be like kissing my dad !! let’s go get a drink, get back to the others. I was never in any other Miramax film.
“The next time was in LA. Years later. I had always carried the thought that he’d never try anything with me again, not after I’d laughed and said never in a million years. I believed that he respected my boundary and maybe he wanted to talk about potential work.