2022-10-28 01:36:32

Dancer in Weinstein Film Testifies He Sexually Assaulted Her

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By Associated Press

By ANDREW DALTON, AP Entertainment Writer

LOS ANGELES (AP) A dancer in a film produced by Harvey Weinstein testified Thursday that she was freaked out after meeting the movie mogul on the Puerto Rican set but the presence and reassurance of his assistant convinced her it was OK to go with him to his hotel, where she was later sexually assaulted.

The woman, who went by her first name and last initial Ashley M. at the Los Angeles trial where Weinstein is charged with rape and sexual assault, said she was a 22-year-old in 2003 when she was acting as a dancing double for one of the stars of Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights, a film produced by Weinstein's company Miramax.

She said Weinstein's assistant at the time, Bonnie Hung, told her that she would remain with the two of them the entire time, and that he just wanted to talk about future projects.

As they walked down the hall of Weinstein's hotel toward a door, she said, I started to get more worried, but Bonnie was there with her clipboard.

Harvey opened it and then he went in and I went in, she said, pausing as she began to cry. And then Bonnie shut the door behind us. I was like, oh no, what do I do?

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