In a new interview with Channel 4, British actress Lysette Anthony broke down as she talked about being raped twice by Clinton pal and millionaire movie producer Harvey Weinstein in the 1980s.
According to the Daily Mail, Anthony said that the attacks left her with nightmares and that in her estimation, Weinstein was after “domination and control” when he forced himself on women.
“He could’ve had women who would’ve gladly done anything,” Anthony said of Weinstein. “Other than the one thing that is quite tricky . . . to find someone who is afraid of you.”
Attacked at home
Anthony said she was “made to have dinner with Weinstein” when she was 18 or 19, and that the two became friends for a year or so before he came into her apartment and forced himself on her. Because of his size, she couldn’t fight him off, she said.
Anthony says Weinstein then raped her again in a hotel room she stayed in during the Cannes Film Festival.
She said she still has nightmares of “mounds of white revolting flesh,” adding, “if that’s someone’s idea of a relationship, it’s not mine.” Weinstein has claimed that all of his sexual relationships with women were consensual despite dozens of women saying they were forced or coerced by him to have sex or perform sexual acts on him.
The only Briton to come out against Weinstein
In the interview, Anthony wondered why she was the only British actress to come out against Weinstein; she had claimed last year that a “dirty tricks” campaign was responsible.
She cited a backlash against women who have come out against Weinstein, and said her 14-year-old son was told that she was Weinstein’s “bitch” after she broke anonymity to tell her story.
Anthony has had a long career in film, television and stage. She starred in the British soap opera Hollyoaks and BBC sitcom One Up, Three Down, among others.
Weinstein’s legal case continues to wind itself through the courts, and not nearly enough people are talking about how the woman who would have been president, Hillary Clinton, had close ties to Weinstein, along with former President Bill Clinton.
Weinstein gave a lot of money to Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign, and she has been pictured with him multiple times. Clinton was also working on a documentary with Weinstein at the time that the bombshell report came out about his alleged misconduct.
That makes the third accused sexual predator Clinton has had close association with, if you count her husband and the late Jeffrey Epstein. It remains to be seen whether she will jump into the presidential race again in 2020.