In the wake of Harvey Weinstein's sexual harassment scandal, Minka Kelly is the latest Hollywood actress to share her story about disgraced movie mogul.
Kelly claims Weinstein offered "a lavish life filled with trips around the world” if she were willing “to be his girlfriend.”
She said on Instagram, "I met Harvey at an industry party. The following day, my agent said he wanted to see me for a general meeting. The location was set for his hotel room. I wasn’t comfortable with going to his room & said so. The following day, we sat down with an assistant in the hotel restaurant. As she walked away, he said, ‘I know you were feeling what I was feeling when we met the other night’ and then regaled me with offers of a lavish life filled with trips around the world on private planes etc. IF I would be his girlfriend.”
It is unknown when their encounter took place. He’s been married to Georgina Chapman for the past 10 years.
"I told him while flattered, I’d like to keep things professional,” Minka continued. “He said ‘Fine. I trust you won’t tell anyone about this.’ I said ‘Of course not. Thank you so much for taking the time to meet with me,’ — the only way I could think to shut it down gracefully and excuse myself.”
Along with sharing her story, the 37-year-old also apologized for her own actions toward Weinstein. She said, "I'm sorry for obliging his orders to be complicit in protecting his behavior, which he obviously knew was wrong or he wouldn’t have asked me not to tell anyone in the first place. For making him feel ok about the gross things he was saying and that I felt my only route was to say I was flattered. For not insisting that my reps never allow anyone to take a meeting in a hotel room (with him or anyone else), because I honestly don’t know what might have happened if I’d just showed up as originally scheduled.”