Mika Brzezinski Says She'll Drop Weinstein Book Deal If Harvey Doesn't Resign

Katrina Barker
October 9, 2017

Lauren Sivan, a TV journalist, is the latest woman to come forward with allegations about Hollywood super producer Harvey Weinstein.

Lauren Sivan, a former news anchor in NY, tells the Huffington Post that Weinstein trapped her in the hallway of a restaurant and masturbated in front of her until he ejaculated into a potted plant in the hall. After a while she was allowed entry and came across Sivan and Weinstein as they were exiting the kitchen area. As they left, he leaned in to kiss Sivan.

While Sivan has remained silent about the incident out of fear of retaliation from Weinstein, who has tremendous power in Hollywood, her friend who was also at the event has collaborated her story with The Huffington Post.

By the time she headed toward the kitchen, Sivan and Weinstein had emerged, the friend said.

A friend of Sivan's who was interviewed for the article and who was there at Socialista on the night told HuffPo that she'd said to Sivan that if she didn't come back from her trip with Weinstein in 10 minutes, she'd come looking for her. He then proceeded to expose himself and allegedly masturbated in front of her and then ejaculated into a nearby plant. She said that she met Weinstein, a friend, and others at an Italian restaurant.

Sivan is now just one of a number of people to accuse Weinstein of sexual harassment, following a bombshell report from The New York Times that he had paid off accusers of sexual harassment for almost three decades.

Weinstein has denied "many of the accusations as patently false" through attorney Lisa Bloom. "Not a close call", she insisted.

The Harvey Weinstein story continues to get worse. Sivan, who was working with local cable channel News 12 Long Island at the time had "reluctantly" accepted a tour of the place, according to the Huffington Post. Sivan reminded him that she was in a relationship and says she quickly ended the call.

Actresses Ashley Judd and Jessica Hynes say he sexually harassed them.

Brzezinski, who signed a July book deal with a Weinstein company, declared she would not honor her contract unless the Oscar-winning movie mogul is gone.

As Weinstein left for an indefinite absence from work, one-third of his company's board members submitted their resignation.

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