The actress Rose McGowan has for the first time described how she was allegedly sexually assaulted by Harvey Weinstein after being invited to his hotel suite to discuss her career.
Writing in her new memoir Brave she claims the film mogul cornered her next to a whirlpool bath and performed oral sex on her while he masturbated.
Weinstein has denied all allegations of non-consensual sex.
McGowan is one of dozens of women to come forward in recent months to accuse Weinstein of using his influential position to demand sexual favours or face career death.
In her book, she refers to him only as “the monster”, according to excerpts published by USA Today and The New York Times.
She writes that the encounter took place during the 1997 Sundance Film Festival in Utah. When she arrived at his hotel for a meeting, she was told the producer was caught up on a phone call and was directed to his suite.
“I was certain we would be working together for many years to come, and we were here to plot out the grand arc of my career,” McGowan writes.
But after talking in the hotel room, she says he forced her into the bathroom.
“My clothes are getting peeled off me,” she writes. “I back into the wall, but there’s nowhere to go.”
Her account details how he performed oral sex on her while masturbating.
She adds that she considers rape to be any violation of her body.
“If you enter my body via tongue, fingers, penis, object without my consent, that to me is rape and I need no law telling me what I know to be true.”
Afterwards, McGowan was taken to an event with a co-star from the film Phantoms. She writes that she was distressed and when she explained where she had been her co-star says: “I told him to stop doing that.”
The co-star is not named, although McGowan has previously revealed it to be Ben Affleck.
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She later claims that Weinstein set about telling people not to hire her.
“It seemed like every creep in Hollywood knew about my most vulnerable and violated moment,” she writes. “And I was the one who was punished for it.”
Last year, The New York Times reported that the actress reached a settlement of $100,000 with Weinstein. The agreement was “not to be construed as an admission”, according to legal documents, but was rather a way to avoid court and to “buy peace”.
Her account bears many similarities to those of other actresses, who have made allegations of lewd behaviour in hotel rooms.
Lawyers for Weinstein have repeatedly denied all the claims.
“Mr Weinstein denies Ms McGowan’s allegations of non-consensual sexual contact,” said a spokesperson. “Mr Weinstein has further confirmed that there were never any acts of retaliation against any women for refusing his advances.”
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