Quentin Tarantino ashamed of himself for not stopping alleged Weinstein abuses

Lights camera... Bloom said she did not even know Weinstein at the time but within six months was his lawyer and had a TV deal

In a lengthy Op-Ed for The New York Times, the Oscar winning actress adds her voice to a growing chorus of women in Hollywood and details years of uncomfortable encounters with the now-disgraced producer.

As NPR's Mandalit Del Barco reports, "A spokesman for the LAPD says the department is interviewing a "potential victim" of sexual assault by Harvey Weinstein in 2013".

"Mr. Weinstein obviously can't speak to anonymous allegations, but he unequivocally denies allegations of non-consensual sex", a representative for Weinstein told PEOPLE in a statement. A female producer friend cautioned her to "keep Harvey in your corner".

Soon afterwards, Weinstein invited Nyong'o to a film screening at his family home in CT (near Yale, where the actress was studying). Nyong'o ordered juice to drink, but Weinstein insisted on ordering her vodka and diet soda, and continued to pressure her to drink the cocktail, though she refused. "He told me not to be so naive", Nyong'o recalled of her refusal to go. In the piece, the Black Panther star detailed an incident in which Weinstein requested a massage from Nyong'o in his bedroom.

"I don't think there's "a" Weinstein".

The Kenyan-Mexican actress, now 34, said she felt pressured into giving him a massage after he offered her one.

The filmmaker reveals Sorvino told him about Weinstein's unwanted advances, admitting he was aware that his Grindhouse leading lady Rose McGowan had reached a legal settlement with Weinstein following allegations he had been inappropriate with her.

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Speaking at a Friday press conference with attorney Gloria Allred, Heather Kerr said that she been working in the office of an entertainment business manager and sometimes answered the phones. Before the starters arrived, he announced: "Let's cut to the chase".

"Part of our drama school curriculum at Yale included body work, using massage techniques on one another to understand the connection between body, mind and emotion, and so I felt I could rationalize giving him one and keep a semblance of professionalism in spite of the freaky circumstance". Despite her early encounters and misgivings about Weinstein, she left that night without incident.

Nyong'o goes on to recount several encounters with Weinstein that are very reminiscent of other accounts from actresses who have come forward, starting with when she met him in 2011 in Berlin.

Priyanka, known in the USA for "Quantico", added: "So what if I'm in heels?. So my survival plan was to avoid Harvey and men like him at all costs, and I did not know that I had allies in this".

"He was not", she wrote. Nyong'o told him no, and was successfully able to extricate herself from the situation. If I wanted to be an actress, then I had to be willing to do this sort of thing.

After coming forward, Leeds said, her children guarded her from the negative reactions. "You have no idea what you are passing up", he said. "But I made a quiet promise to myself to never ever work with Harvey Weinstein". And now I literally was texting with her, and she said, "Are you mad at me?' And I said, 'Mad at you?"

"Though we may have endured powerlessness at the hands of Harvey Weinstein, by speaking up, speaking out and speaking together, we regain that power", she wrote.

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