For more than 20 years, actress Annabella Sciorra says she has kept a horrific secret: Movie mogul Harvey Weinstein raped her in the 1990s, and sexually harassed her for years later.
Sciorra, 53, an Emmy-nominated actress for her role in “The Sopranos” and a film actress with credits like Spike Lee’s “Jungle Fever” to her name, on Friday became the latest in a string of at least 50 women to accuse Weinstein of sexual abuse and harassment.
The alleged rape occurred sometime around 1992, when Sciorra filmed “The Night We Never Met,” which was backed by Miramax, Weinstein’s then company.
Weinstein drove her home and said goodbye, and Sciorra went to her apartment and got ready for bed.
Sciorra said Weinstein sent cars to the hotel and one night pounded on her room door.
Similar incidents occurred over the next few years, she alleged, the worst in 1997 when Sciorra found out Weinstein was in the room next to hers at the Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc.
“Splash” actress Darryl Hannah also detailed hair-raising incidents with Weinstein for The New Yorker on Friday – although she said he was never able to get her alone.
On one press junket overseas, she said, for a Weinstein film, he strolled into her hotel suite late at night after letting himself in with his own key, she told The New Yorker.