Harvey Weinstein demanded actress Natassia Malthe join threesome: court hears

Nervous sex predator Harvey Weinstein demanded that one of his alleged victims join him in a threesome – two months after she claimed he raped her, a Los Angeles jury heard Wednesday.

Norwegian actress Natassia Malthe said she entered the Peninsula Hotel in Beverly Hills in April 2008 to another woman’s disgraced producer.

In testimony at Weinstein’s sexual assault trial, the model-turned-actress said she was tricked into going to the former bigwig’s hotel suite under the pretense that he would talk to her about a movie part.

When she entered the room, another woman was already inside with him.

“They tried to get me to do a threesome with them,” Malthe said through tears. “I already said I don’t want to. … And that [woman] who I think is a prostitute said, ‘Oh, she’s so shy,’ and she and Weinstein laughed. And she blew him.’

Natassia Malthe at a press conference hosted by attorney Gloria Allred at Lotte New York Palace on October 25, 2017 in New York City.
Natassia Malthe testified that she was tricked into going to Harvey Weinstein’s hotel room.
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Malthe claimed that the other woman was “inducing” her to put on a robe and join them.

“He’s got you by the neck, knowing that if you don’t live up to it, your career is ruined … and that’s not right,” Malthe said of Weinstein.

During her testimony, Malthe – one of a parade of women to testify about Weinstein’s alleged sexual abuse – said the incident took place two months after Weinstein allegedly raped her in a London hotel, around the same time as the British Academy of Film and Television Awards arts in 2008. awards.

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A view of the Peninsula Hotel in Beverly Hills.
A view of the Peninsula Hotel in Beverly Hills.
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During that incident, Malthe Weinstein allegedly forced himself into her hotel room and pushed her onto the bed. She said that when he penetrated her vagina with his penis, she saw a large hole in his stomach.

Other accusers described Weinstein’s genitalia in various unflattering ways after he underwent surgery to move his testicles to his thighs after contracting a condition known as Fournier’s disease. gangrene.

During the meeting, Weinstein allegedly told her to think about “all the Oscars” that people have won and “everyone has had to go through it; which means – comply.”

“It didn’t take long because I had zero response because I was playing dead,” Malthe said. “He got off me and ended up alone. He squirted in his hand.”

The actress said that at the time, Weinstein was referred to as the “one phone call Harvey” because he could make or break a career as the most powerful person in Hollywood.

Former film producer Harvey Weinstein will appear in court on October 4, 2022 at the Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center in Los Angeles, California.
Former film producer Harvey Weinstein will appear in court on October 4, 2022 at the Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center in Los Angeles, California.
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Malthe said she saw Weinstein about three or four years later at a party attended by Nicole Kidman and Lady Gaga, where he pulled her aside and told her, “I thought you were going to go to the tabloids,” meaning he would sell the story about him.

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When she replied that she would never “make out with the most powerful guy in Hollywood,” Weinstein reportedly replied, “It pays to be my friend.

In another meeting in 2011, Malthe said she and a friend met Weinstein at a restaurant and he invited them to his office in New York.

But once they were inside, Malthe said Weinstein tried to force her boyfriend to perform oral sex on him. When her boyfriend refused, Malthe claimed Weinstein pulled her into another room and pulled down her pants.

“He just unbolted it and pulled it out,” she said of Weinstein’s privacy. “He’ll pull it off.”

She said he groped her while masturbating.

“I didn’t know how to react,” Malthe said. “I was humiliated in front of my friend.

During cross-examination, defense attorney Mark Werksman asked her about the alleged rape.

“You never told Mr. Weinstein that you didn’t want to have sex that night, did you,” the defense attorney asked.

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Actress Natassia Malthe attends Brightlight Pictures' 13th Anniversary at CinCin Ristorante on September 26, 2014 in Vancouver, Canada.
Actress Natassia Malthe attends Brightlight Pictures’ 13th Anniversary at CinCin Ristorante on September 26, 2014 in Vancouver, Canada.
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“I did, I told him I don’t do the ‘casting couch,'” Malthe said, referring to the alleged practice of actors or actresses using sexual favors to get roles in movies or other projects.

“You didn’t say no or ‘Get out of my bed.’ You said, ‘I’m not doing the casting couch thing,'” Werksman asked.

“He’s got a lot of right and he’s just pushing you down,” Malthe replied.

“My question is, have you ever actually said, ‘No, I don’t want to have sex with you, Mr. Weinstein,'” Werksman pressed.

Malthe replied that she didn’t say no.

Asked why she decided to go to the Peninsula Hotel two months after the altercation, Malthe said: “I didn’t feel I had a choice.”

Werksman asked if there was a point where she said, “I can’t believe you put me in this situation for the fifth time. I’m out of here.”

Malthe said no and said she still agreed to watch Weinstein shower.

“I was actually very nice to him because I wanted to help him,” Mathe said.

The trial continues on Thursday. Weinstein, who is already serving a lengthy sentence for sex crimes in New York, faces 65 years to life in prison if convicted on all counts.

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