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“Black Panther” Star Lupita Nyong’o On Her Pain After Weinstein Sexual Assault

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In two weeks since the Harvey Weinstein sex allegations have gone public, 60 women have come forward with tales of his lewd and brute behavior of sexual assault and rape.

The latest actress to step forward is Lupita Nyong’o.  The Kenyan born star of movies like “12 Years a Slave” and the soon to be released “Black Panther” claims Weinstein tried to undress in front of her in a bedroom.

Nyong’o says she met Weinstein back in 2011 while she was still a student at the Yale School of Drama.  The actress says Weinstein invited her to his Connecticut family home for a private movie screening where she met his wife and children before she was escorted to the viewing room.  Nyong’o says she was watching the movie in a private screening room for about 15 minutes when Weinstein interrupted and suggested they go to his private bedroom.  TMZ says, “Once in the bedroom, Lupita says Harvey asked if he could give her a massage. The actress says she panicked and offered to give the producer one instead, he obliged, removed his shirt and laid down on the bed. Nyong’o claims she fled the producer’s home when he tried to remove his pants.

Nyong’o may have felt fortunate to flee after that encounter, but she claims it wasn’t her last one with Weinstein.  The TMZ article says,  “The actress says she turned down another advance by Weinstein not long after the massage incident and he threatened her career. It was after she won an Oscar in 2014 that Weinstein approached her once again, begging her to star in one of his films … an offer she declined.

Nyong’o is the latest victim to come forward with a story of what she calls Weinstein’s sexual misconduct, but now LA investigators are calling some of the cases out and out rape.  LA Times reports that as many as six women have accused Weinstein of rape or forcible sex acts.  Some of the rape allegations occurred within the last 10 years which means they fall within the statute of limitations.  Weinstein is also being investigated by police in New York  and London in connection with rape allegations made there.

In an op-ed piece in the NY Times, Nyong’o wrote, “I had shelved my experience with Harvey far in the recesses of my mind, joining in the conspiracy of silence… I had felt very much alone when these things happened, and I had blamed myself or a lot of it…”

Nyong’o said in her op-ed that as more and more women walked into the light from the silence of shadows, she “felt sick in the pit” of her stomach as the memories she avoided for six years began resurfacing.

Her story is heartrendingly familiar as a young woman who only wanted to succeed as an actress and accepted the invitation of a  powerful man she thought was going to help her.  They think their prayers are answered and  that they are going to be the next big thing.  Instead they learn that they are the only the next victim.

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    October 25, 2017 at 12:26 am

    Here is what’s interesting about the Harvey Weinstein scandal. A bunch of white women have accused Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault and rape, and the all of the mainstream mediatv networks cover the story. The tone of their stories want the audience to feel sorry for the white women and feel serious disdain towards Mr. Weinstein.

    Contrast the Harvey Weinstein scandal with former child actor Michael Egan who accused X-Men director Bryan Singer of rape. Michael Egan named names; many names! Unfortunately mainstream media discredited Michael Egan and defended Bryan Singer. A man accusing a famous director and other agents of rape was ignored by the corporate owned media, yet a bunch of white women accuse Harvey Weinstein of rape and it becomes a nationwide sensationalized story. This is very interesting.

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    October 25, 2017 at 12:04 am

    These women made deals with the devil. In this case, the devil was Harvey Weinstein. The women accusing Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault and rape knew what they were getting themselves into. Many women became famous hollywood celebrities, some women won the Oscar or the Golden Globe, all of those women had to do the nasty, satanic casting couch. I said it before, I’ll say it again, hollywood is the devil’s playground.

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    October 21, 2017 at 8:04 pm

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  28. EFRIC

    October 21, 2017 at 7:06 pm

    ALL OF YOU HARVEY JACK ASS SEXUAL PREDATOR WEENY WEINSTIN VICTIMS, GUESS WHAT? THAT SHIT IS YOUR FAULT. SOME OF U STUPID LOW SELF ESTEEM WOMEN PUT YOURSELVES IN THAT POSITION. ALL OF YOU WANTED TO BE THE NEXT MISS THANG, SO YOU FUCK OR SUCK SOME NASTY FAT JEWISH OLD MAN JUST SO YOU CAN BE IN MOVIES AND ON TV.. DUMMIES, YOU ARE HIGH PRICE HOOKERS AND ESCORTS. LETS JUST BE REAL ABOUT IT. NONE OF YOU WOULD GO SEE HARVEY AT A HOTEL, HIS PRIVATE ROOMS AND PRIVATE HOMES IF HE WAS NOT RICH. YOU GOT WHAT YOU ASK FOR AND AFTER IT HAPPEN YOU DO NOT LIKE IT.. NOW YOU WAIT ALL OF THESE YEARS TO CRY AND COMPLAIN ABOUT IT WANTING SYMPATHY.. GET THE HELL OUT OF HERE. WHEN U GET RAPE, YOU IMMEDIATELY GO REPORT IT. YOU DO NOT WAIT 20 OR 10 OR EVEN 1 YEAR LATER TO TELL THE POLICE. YOU ACTRESSES SELL YOUR SOUL TO THE DEVIL NOW U REGRET IT AND WANT SYMPATHY. YOU GIVE HIM A MASSAGE IN HIS HOME WHERE HIS WIFE AND KIDS ARE IN, WHAT THE HELL WERE U THINKING IDIOT? ACTRESSES WANT TO BE IN MOVIES SO BAD, THEY LET HARVEY GET AWAY WITH THIS AND THEIR FRIENDS DID ALSO. BECAUSE THEY KNEW AND SAID NOTHING. ALL OF U SOLD YOUR WEAK SOUL TO THE DEVIL JUST TO GET YOUR UGLY FACES ON TV SO SHUT THE HELL UP CRYING ABOUT IT..

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