The incident follows a string of sexual harassment allegations being levelled against Weinstein from women who worked with him. The Weinstein Company has launched an internal probe over sexual harassment claims against co-chairman Harvey Weinstein, confirming he has taken an "indefinite" leave of absence. He said he assumed they involved consensual affairs because Harvey Weinstein had insinuated that he was a philanderer.
The organisation have "informed" the disgraced producer - who was sacked from his own Weinstein Company earlier this week in the wake of a New York Times expose, which claimed he had sexually harassed a number of women over a 30-year period and paid off at least eight to keep their allegations quiet - of their decision and admitted they felt his alleged actions were "completely unacceptable and incompatible" with their own values. She said upon her rejections, Weinstein screamed at her, called her derogatory names, made threats and laughingly told people "Oh, Kate lives to say no to me".
Beckinsale said she left "uneasy but unscathed" after declining alcohol and saying she had school in the morning.
"I had one experience with a French director, he was going to cast me in a role that required the character had an orgasm and he said to know whether I should be cast he should find out what orgasms I had". Beckinsale ended her post by saying Weinstein is "an emblem of a system that is sick and that we have work to do". The actress said a few years later, Weinstein asked her if he had "tried anything" with her in that first meeting at the Savoy.
Since then, the story has developed continuously, with a large number of women coming forward to claim they were sexually harassed by Weinstein - allegations he has denied. She says she realized "he couldn't remember if he had assaulted me or not".
'It's really inspiring to see that in a young woman.' the Avengers star said.
Weinstein was sacked Sunday by The Weinstein Co., a studio he co-founded with his brother.
Seth MacFarlane has also come out to explain the story behind a joke he made at Weinstein's expense during the announcement of Academy Award nominations.
According to The New York Times, back in 2015, the company was informed of at least three or four settlements.
"Guys, I'm not doing OK, but I'm trying", he said outside of his daughter's Los Angeles home in a video licensed by NBC News.
Pierre Lescure, the festival president, and general delegate Thierry Fremaux, wrote in a joint statement: "These actions point to a pattern of behavior that merits only the clearest and most unequivocal condemnation".
Also Thursday, British media reported London police are investigating an allegation of sexual assault involving Weinstein.
"Our thoughts go out to the victims, to those who have had the courage to testify and to all the others", Fremaux and Lescure said.