Actress Lupita Nyong’o Recounts Weinstein Massage Encounter

She says she is speaking up to end the conspiracy of silence

Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong'o says she had an encounter with Harvey Weinstein in 2011 at his home in Connecticut. Nyong'o says Weinstein invited her there to screen a film while she was a student at the Yale School of Drama.

In an op-ed for the New York Times published Thursday Nyong'o says Weinstein asked if he could give her a massage and that she gave him one instead. She says he tried to remove his pants and after several of her protestations she left.

She describes several other encounters with him over the years, including some propositions. She says she later declined an offer to appear in one of his movies.

She says she is speaking up to end the conspiracy of silence.

The newspaper, meanwhile, published an interview with director Quentin Tarantino, who said he knew about a few instances of improper conduct by Weinstein and wishes he had done more.

Tarantino expressed remorse for not having taken responsibility at the time. He says he knew first hand of Weinstein's conduct toward actress Mira Sorvino and another he declined to name. Sorvino and Tarantino were dating at the time.

Tarantino also says he knew about the settlement reached with actress Rose McGowan.

Tarantino has partnered with Weinstein on most of his films, from "Pulp Fiction" to "The Hateful Eight" in a fruitful business relationship that spans two decades. He says it was impossible that anyone who was close to Weinstein had not heard about at least one incident.

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