According to The Daily Beast, a former model from England named Natasha Prince has recently come forward accusing a then 31-year-old David Blaine of raping her at a private home in London a few months after she turned 21 in 2004. In 2003, David became famous after he suspended himself from a glass box over the River Thames in London for 44 days. Natasha Prince had booked a job in London in June of 2004, where she met David Blaine at a nightclub. They exchanged numbers. The next day, Natasha says David invited her over to a friend’s house for drinks. She agreed, and she took a car to a huge mansion.
October is turning into the month of honesty (sorry Halloween, take a lap) and the most recent moment of honesty came from actress Charlyne Yi. On Monday, Charlyne told a story on Twitter about the first time she met comedian David Cross. It wasn’t a great meeting, and Charlyne alleges that David made her feel shitty with some racist comments. David responded by saying that he’s sorry, but he doesn’t remember that happening.
Women, men, and potted plants of The Weinstein Company can breathe a sigh of relief. TMZ says that The Weinstein Company held a meeting this morning to discuss what to do about Cain and Abel this morning. Co-founder Harvey Weinstein is officially off the board of directors and out the door. And according to TMZ, his dear brother Bob Weinstein isn’t too far behind.
The number of actresses, actors and others coming forward is pretty huge. Most have a story about Harvey Weinstein, who is – to half-quote Emma Thompson – the current gross tip of this iceberg. Blake Lively has had a friendly relationship with Harvey Weinstein for a while (she wore a Marchesa dress when she got married to Ryan Reynolds in 2012). Blake has something to say about Harvey Weinstein and sexual harassment in Hollywood, but they’re two separate conversations.
Not long after Rose McGowan accused Ben Affleck of knowing what Harvey Weinstein had been up to in the past, former MTV VJ Hilarie Burton reminded everyone about the time Ben groped her left boob on TRL. According to makeup artist Annemarie Tendler, that wasn’t the only time Ben’s hands have been somewhere they weren’t welcome.
When you hear the name Harvey Weinstein, you might think, “Oh yeah, that guy who gets thanked a bunch in Oscar acceptance speeches.” Or, if you do a lot of gossip reading, you might think, “Oh yeah, that not-so-secret creep who can’t keep his hands to himself when he sees a pretty young model or actress.”
It might not be much of a secret anymore. According to Variety and The Hollywood Reporter, The New York Times and The New Yorker are planning to release tell-all exposés about Harvey Weinstein, complete with some women who went on the record regarding his alleged grossness. Not surprisingly, Harvey has lawyered up.