The Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment case has jolted Hollywood, with Angelina Jolie and Gwyneth Paltrow speaking about their horrific experiences with the producer. Turns out, the Weinstein story may have a Bollywood connect too in the form of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. Buzz suggests that the former producer “begged” talent manager Simone Sheffield, who used to handle Rai’s Hollywood career, to arrange a meeting with the actor.
Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Georgina Chapman and Harvey Weinstein at the AmFar Gala in 2014
Encouraged by women coming out in the open about Weinstein’s sexual harassment, Sheffield too added her voice in the outrage. In a post, she stated, “I found it comical how hard Harvey tried to get Aishwarya alone…He asked me to leave the meeting numerous times and I politely declined. When we were leaving his office, he cornered me and said ‘what do I have to do to get her alone?’ I told him to ‘kiss my black a**’.”
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