Harvey Weinstein has denied allegations of non-consensual sex.

Harvey Weinstein has "unequivocally denied" all allegations of "non-consensual sex."

It has been a week since The New York Times published allegations of sexual assault against Harvey Weinstein. Since then, there has been an avalanche of accusations levelled at the movie mogul.

More than 26 women have come forward with accounts of encounters they have had with Weinstein. Their allegations range from rape, to indecent exposure, and intimidation.

Business Insider has collected their stories below, starting with the most serious claims against Weinstein, who was fired by his own company this week.

Weinstein has "unequivocally denied" all allegations of "non-consensual sex" and said there "were never any acts of retaliation" against women who refused his advances.

In a statement to The New Yorker, a spokeswoman added: "With respect to any women who have made allegations on the record, Mr. Weinstein believes that all of these relationships were consensual." Talking to photographers on Wednesday, Weinstein said: "We all make mistakes, second chance I hope."

These are all the women who say they were sexually assaulted or intimidated by Harvey Weinstein.

Note: Where images of the women were not readily available, or their accounts are anonymised, we have used silhouetted stock photos, which are clearly captioned. These stock photos do not depict the woman making the allegations.

Asia Argento, actress/director

Italian actress and director Asia Argento told The New Yorker that Weinstein forced oral sex on her 20 years ago in a hotel room.

Weinstein "terrified me, and he was so big," she said. "It wouldn't stop. It was a nightmare." She said she eventually pretended to enjoy the assault with the hope that doing so would make it end sooner.

Argento added that she did not speak out until now because she was scared Weinstein would "crush" her.

"I know he has crushed a lot of people before," Argento told the publication in an interview. "That's why this story — in my case, it's 20 years old, some of them are older — has never come out."

In 2000, she wrote and directed "Scarlet Diva," a film which includes a scene that's similar to the experience she allegedly had with Weinstein.

The character Argento plays, Anna, is cornered in a hotel room by a heavyset producer who asks her for a massage and tries to assault her. She said that after the movie was released, other women recognised that the character was a portrayal of Weinstein.

After The New Yorker story went live, Argento posted the scene to Twitter:

Weinstein reportedly saw the movie when it was released in the US and recognised himself, saying, "ha, ha, very funny," but adding that he was "sorry for whatever happened."



Lucia Stoller (now Lucia Evans), former actress

An aspiring actress and college student in 2004, Lucia Stoller gave Weinstein her number at a club in New York. According to The New Yorker, he started calling her late at night asking to meet, offers which she declined.

She eventually met Weinstein at the Miramax office in New York City during the day. She told The New York she found him frightening. "The type of control he exerted, it was very real. Even just his presence was intimidating."

He told her about two scripts, and said one of his associated would discuss them with her. After both demeaning and complimenting her (including telling her she should lose weight), he forced her to perform oral sex on him.

"I said, over and over, 'I don't want to do this, stop, don't,'" Stoller told The New Yorker. "I tried to get away, but maybe I didn't try hard enough. I didn't want to kick him or fight him. He's a big guy. He overpowered me. I just sort of gave up. That’s the most horrible part of it, and that’s why he's been able to do this for so long to so many women: People give up, and then they feel like it's their fault."

She said that she later met with the female casting executive, who sent her the scripts. She does not believe the executive was aware of the encounter. Weinstein began calling her again late at night.

Though she told friends part of the story, she said she felt unable to talk about it.



Cara Delevingne, model and actress

Delevigne released a statement on Wednesday to journalist Yashar Ali, which he then tweeted. In the statement, she details Weinstein's alleged behaviour towards her.

When Delevigne was in the press for her relationships with woman, she claims Weinstein called her and told her "that if I was gay or decided to be with a woman especially in public that I'd never get roles as a straight woman or make it as an actress in Hollywood."

Years later, Delevingne said she had a meeting with Weinstein and an unnamed director about an upcoming film, while was likely either "Paper Towns" or "Tulip Fever," both produced by the Weinstein Company.

"As soon as we were alone he decided to brag about all of the actresses he had slept with and how he had made their careers and spoke about other things of a sexual nature," she wrote.

She said he then asked her to go up to his room with him. His assistant allegedly told her her car would be a while, and suggested she go with him.

Feeling scared, she went, and found another woman in the room. She said Weinstein asked Delevingne to kiss the woman. When she said she had to leave, she claims Weinstein blocked the door and tried to kiss her on the lips, though she managed to stop him and escape the room.

"I still got the part for the film and always thought that he gave it to me because of what happened," her statement read. "Since then I felt awful that I did the movie. I felt like I didn't deserve the part."

She added that she didn't speak out previously because she didn't want to hurt his family and that she was afraid.

She concluded: "In every industry and especially in Hollywood, men abuse their power using fear and get away with it. This must stop. The more we talk about it, the less power we give them. I urge you all to talk and to the people who defend these men, you are part of the problem."



Gwyneth Paltrow, actress

At the age of 22, Weinstein hired Gwyneth Paltrow to star in the movie "Emma." She told The New York Times that before filming began, he invited her up to his room at the Peninsula Beverly Hills hotel for what she thought was a professional meeting.

It ended with Weinstein touching her and suggesting they massage each other, she said. "I was a kid, I was signed up, I was petrified," she said, but added she refused his advances.

She told her then-boyfriend, Brad Pitt, about the incident, a story which Pitt confirmed to The Times. Pitt confronted Weinstein, telling him to never touch her again. Weinstein then told Paltrow not to tell anyone else about the incident.

"He screamed at me for a long time," she said. "It was brutal."

"I thought he was going to fire me." Still, she continued to appear in his films, even winning an Oscar for the Weinstein-produced "Shakespeare in Love" in 1998.

She said she felt the need to suppress the experience, though their working relationship was rocky. "He was alternately generous and supportive and championing, and punitive and bullying," she said.

However, Paltrow added: "We’re at a point in time when women need to send a clear message that this is over. This way of treating women ends now."



Judith Godrèche, actress

In 1996 when she was 24, Weinstein invited actress Judith Godrèche to breakfast at the Cannes Film Festival, according to The New York Times. Although she was already a star in France, she had no idea who he was at the time.

He had just acquired a film she was in, "Ridicule," which was opening at the festival, and said he wanted to talk about it.

They had breakfast with another executive, but once they were alone Weinstein reportedly invited Godrèche up to his suite "to see the view, and to discuss the film’s marketing and even an Oscar campaign."

"I was so naïve and unprepared," she said, going on to say that once upstairs, he asked to give her a massage.

When she said no, he reportedly argued that casual massages were an American custom, and he gave them to his secretary all the time.

"The next thing I know, he’s pressing against me and pulling off my sweater," she said. She pulled away and left the suite, then told her father, Alain Godrèche, about the incident the next morning.

When she sought advice from a female Miramax executive, she was told not to say anything, or she'd hurt the film's release.



Dawn Dunning, former actress

Dawn Dunning met Weinstein in 2003 at a nightclub where she was waitressing while attending design school and doing small acting gigs, according to The New York Times.

She was 24 at the time and said he was "friendly, professional and supportive." He offered her a screen test at Miramax, inviting her to lunch and dinner to talk about films, and even giving her and her boyfriend tickets to see "The Producers" on Broadway.

His assistant invited her to dine with Weinstein at a Manhattan hotel. When she arrived, she was told he was running late, and she should go up to his suite.

She found Weinstein in a bathrobe behind a coffee table covered in papers, which he said were contracts for his next three films. He allegedly said she could only sign them on the condition that she had three-way sex with him.

Dunning thought he was joking, but he reportedly grew angry and said: "You’ll never make it in this business. This is how the business works."

She left the suite, and told her father, Rick Dunning, about the incident within the months that followed. She left acting soon after and became a costume designer.



Katherine Kendall, actress

In 1993, then 23-year-old actress Katherine Kendall had a meeting with Weinstein, where he gave her a number of scripts and invited her to a screening, according to The New York Times.

The "screening" ended up being a trip with only her and Weinstein to a cinema in Manhattan. Afterwards, he asked if they could stop by his apartment to pick something up.

While she was nervous, it was daytime and she relaxed further when she saw pictures of his wife on the wall, she said.

"He’s keeping it professional, he makes me a drink, we talk about movies and art and books for about an hour,” she said. "I thought: He’s taking me seriously."

He then went to the bathroom and came back in a bathrobe, asking her to give him a message.

Kendall recalls him saying: "Everybody does it." When she refused, he left the room and returned naked, then reportedly chased her.

"He wouldn’t let me pass him to get to the door," she said. He allegedly asked if she would at least show her breasts, if nothing else.

She said no. "I just thought to myself: I can’t believe you’re doing this to me. I’m so offended — we just had a meeting."



Zoe Brock, model

New Zealand model Zoe Brock said Weinstein lured her into a hotel room at the 1997 Cannes Film Festival in France when she was 23, stripped naked, and pursued her around the room in pursuit of a "massage."

Speaking to BBC Radio 4's "Today" programme, she said she ran into a bathroom Weinstein banged on the door with his fists and yelled at her to come out. She said:

"I can't remember what I said. I just remember what he said, he said that he wanted a massage, would I give him a massage, and I did not want to do that.

"And he asked if he could give me a massage, and this is where things get a little bit weird as I didn't know what to do, and I felt letting him touch me a little bit might placate him enough to get me out of there somehow, I don't really know what I was thinking.

"I knew that I didn't have any friends at the hotel, I had no cellphone, no money.

"So I let him put his hand on my shoulder and I really quickly knew that I was not gonna be able to handle any of that and I got up and bolted into the bathroom.

"When I was in the bathroom he was banging on the door with his fists, and I scolded him — that was weird — I heard myself saying "Put your clothes on, you naughty boy!"

"And that seems extremely surreal when you think about it. He was 22 years older than me, he was exactly twice my age. Speaking to him like that seemed to make him contrite."

Brock said that Weinstein later put on a bathrobe, cried, and said to her: "You don't like me because I'm fat." She has also described the alleged events in a post on the blogging site Medium.



Angelina Jolie, actress

Actress Angelina Jolie told The New York Times that Weinstein harassed her in a hotel room in the late 1990s with an unwanted advance.

"I had a bad experience with Harvey Weinstein in my youth," Jolie said. "And as a result, chose never to work with him again and warn others when they did. This behaviour towards women in any field, any country is unacceptable."



Emily Nestor, former employee

Emily Nestor was 25 when she started out as a front-desk assistant at the Weinstein Company in 2014, according to The New Yorker. She was told on her first day that she was Weinstein's "type," and when he arrived at the office her referred to her as "the pretty girl."

He asked how old she was, made her write down her telephone number, then told her to meet him for drinks that night. She suggested an early morning coffee instead.

He told her to meet him at the Peninsula in Beverly Hills, where he was staying. Nestor said friends in the entertainment industry and employees in the company had warned her about Weinstein’s reputation, so she "dressed very frumpy."

She called the meeting the "most excruciating and uncomfortable hour of my life."

After offering her career help, she said Weinstein bragged about his sexual encounters with other women, including famous actresses, and said: "You know, we could have a lot of fun. I could put you in my London office, and you could work there and you could be my girlfriend."

She declined. He asked to hold her hand, and she again declined. He allegedly said: "Oh, the girls always say no. You know, 'No, no.' And then they have a beer or two and then they’re throwing themselves at me." He added that "he's never had to do anything like Bill Cosby."

"It’s a pretty clear case of sexual harassment when your superior, the C.E.O., asks one of their inferiors, a temp, to have sex with them, essentially in exchange for mentorship," she told The New Yorker. "'No' did not mean 'no' to him. I was very aware of how inappropriate it was. But I felt trapped."

"I was very afraid of him," she added. "And I knew how well connected he was. And how if I pissed him off then I could never have a career in that industry."

Nestor had a conversation with company officials about the matter but didn’t pursue it further: The officials said that Weinstein would be informed of anything she told them.

"I was definitely traumatised for a while, in terms of feeling so harassed and frightened," she added. "It made me feel incredibly discouraged that this could be something that happens on a regular basis. I actually decided not to go into entertainment because of this incident."



Ashley Judd, actress

In an interview with the New York Times, actress Ashley Judd said that 20 years ago, Harvey Weinstein asked her to meet him at the Peninsula Beverly Hills hotel and made multiple inappropriate requests of her.

"He had her sent up to his room, where he appeared in a bathrobe and asked if he could give her a massage or she could watch him shower," the newspaper reported.

Judd said she remembered thinking: "How do I get out of the room as fast as possible without alienating Harvey Weinstein?"

She told the Times that she felt "panicky, trapped," and said if Weinstein wanted to touch her, she would have to win an Oscar for one of his movies first. She told the story to Variety in 2015 without revealing the name of the person.

"Women have been talking about Harvey amongst ourselves for a long time, and it's simply beyond time to have the conversation publicly," Judd said.



Rosanna Arquette, actress

Actress Rosanna Arquette said Weinstein asked her to stop by the Beverly Hills Hotel to pick up a script for a role in the early 1990s. At the reception desk, she was told to head upstairs, which she "found odd," according to The New York Times.

She found Weinstein in a white bathrobe, complaining of neck pain and asking for a massage. She tried to recommend a professional masseuse, but Weinstein "grabbed her hand and pulled it toward his crotch," the Times reported. She said she immediately drew it away.

He then bragged about famous actresses he had supposedly slept with, saying "Rosanna, you’re making a big mistake."

"I’m not that girl," she recalled telling him on the way out. "I will never be that girl."

She didn't get the part, though Weinstein did not end up producing the movie. Arquette later appeared in the Miramax film "Pulp Fiction" but said she avoided Weinstein.



Ambra Battilana Gutierrez, model

An audio recording published by The New Yorker shows that Weinstein tried to persuade model Ambra Battilana Gutierrez to come to his hotel room in 2015.

In the recording, which was part of a New York Police Department sting operation in 2015, he can also be heard admitting to previously groping Gutierrez.

Weinstein repeatedly asks Gutierrez to come into his bathroom for "a minute," to which she says she doesn't want to and that she's not comfortable.

"I am not going to do anything, I swear on my children," he is heard saying

When Gutierrez asks Weinstein, "Why yesterday you touch my breast?" he says: "Oh, please. I'm sorry. Just come on in. I'm used to that."

Gutierrez repeatedly refuses, but Weinstein asks her to stay for at least five minutes. "Don't ruin your friendship with me for five minutes," he says.

After a two-week investigation, the Manhattan district attorney decided not to file charges.

An unnamed police source told The New Yorker: "We had the evidence. It's a case that made me angrier than I thought possible, and I have been on the force a long time."



Rose McGowan, actress

In 1997 when actress Rose McGowan was 23, she reached a $100,000 settlement with Weinstein following "an episode in a hotel room during the Sundance Film Festival," according to The New York Times. She was working on the horror film "Scream," which was produced by Weinstein's brother Bob, at the time.

The legal document said the settlement was "not to be construed as an admission" of harassment by Weinstein, but rather intended to "avoid litigation and buy peace."



Mira Sorvino, actress

Actress Mira Sorvino told The New Yorker that while at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 1995, she found herself in a hotel room with Weinstein. He had produced the movie she was there to promote, "Mighty Aphrodite," for which she later won an Academy Award.

"He started massaging my shoulders, which made me very uncomfortable, and then tried to get more physical, sort of chasing me around," she said. She tried to ward him off by saying it was against her religion to date married men, then left the room.

He phoned her around midnight a few weeks later in New York City, asking her to meet to discuss new marketing ideas for the film. She offered to meet him at a diner, but he told her he was coming to her apartment and hung up. She said she "freaked out" and called a friend to come over and pose as her boyfriend.

However, Weinstein arrived first, and "managed to bypass my doorman," she said.

"I opened the door terrified, brandishing my twenty-pound Chihuahua mix in front of me, as though that would do any good," she said. When she told him her new boyfriend was on the way, he left.



Emma de Caunes, actress

French actress Emma de Caunes met Weinstein at a party at the Cannes Film Festival in 2010, according to The New Yorker.

A few months later, he asked her to a lunch meeting at the Hôtel Ritz in Paris, where he asked de Caunes to follow him to his hotel room.

Once inside, Weinstein disappeared into a bathroom while she was on the phone, leaving the door open. "When I hung up the phone, I heard the shower go on in the bathroom," she said. "I was, like, what the fuck, is he taking a shower?"

He came out naked, and visibly aroused. When she asked what he was doing, he demanded that she lie on the bed and told her that many other women had done so before her.

"I was very petrified. But I didn’t want to show him that I was petrified, because I could feel that the more I was freaking out, the more he was excited. It was like a hunter with a wild animal. The fear turns him on."



Tomi-Ann Roberts, former actress

According to The New York Times, Tomi-Ann Roberts met Weinstein in 1984 at the age of 20, when she was a college junior. He was her customer when she was waiting tables, and he urged her to audition for a movie he and his brother were planning to direct.

After sending her scripts, he asked her to meet him when he was staying so they could discuss the film.

When she arrived he was naked in the bathtub, and told her she would give a much better audition if she were comfortable "getting naked in front of him" as well. He said the character she might play would have a topless scene.

He reportedly told her "if she could not bare her breasts in private, she would not be able to do it on film." She left and apologised, telling Weinstein she was "too prudish."

Now, she is a psychology professor at Colorado College, researching sexual objectification. She told The New York Times her interest in the topic goes back to the encounter.



Laura Madden, former employee

Laura Madden, a former employee of Weinstein's, told The New York Times he "prodded her for massages at hotels in Dublin and London beginning in 1991," adding that "he had a way of making anyone who objected feel like an outlier."

"It was so manipulative,” she said. "You constantly question yourself — am I the one who is the problem?"

She recounted a time she locked herself in the bathroom of his hotel room, sobbing, to friend and colleague Karen Katz. Katz said: "We were so young at the time. We did not understand how wrong it was or how Laura should deal with it."



Lea Seydoux, Actress

The "Spectre" actress recalled an encounter she had with Weinstein in Paris' Hôtel Plaza Athénée in what she thinks was 2012. The actress told The Guardian that Weinstein lunged at her and tried to kiss her on the lips.

"We were talking on the sofa when he suddenly jumped on me and tried to kiss me," she said. "I had to defend myself. He’s big and fat, so I had to be forceful to resist him."

"This was never going to be about work. He had other intentions – I could see that very clearly," she said. "All throughout the evening, he flirted and stared at me as if I was a piece of meat." Seydoux said the movie mogul tried it on more than once, but eventually stopped when she resisted him.



Louisette Geiss, former actress

In a press conference, Geiss alleged that Weinstein changed into only his bathrobe during a meeting at the Sundance Film Festival in 2008.

He then got into a hot tub and began masturbating in front of her, she said. Geiss said the producer made an explicit offer to greenlight her film project if she remained in the room and watched.

"I do not think that Harvey Weinstein understands or comprehends how much pain and suffering this brings to me and scores of other women," Geiss said.



Jessica Barth, actress

The "Ted" actress told The New Yorker that Weinstein demanded a "naked massage in bed" during a meeting at the Peninsula hotel in 2011. She alleged that Weinstein made a direct link between her performing the massage and landing a film role.

Barth refused and Weinstein reportedly verbally attacker her, claiming she needed to lose weight. "I walked out and I started bawling," she recalled.



Heather Graham, actress

"Boogie Nights" star Heather Graham said Weinstein implied that she could land a film role if she had sex with him.

Writing in Variety, the actress said during a meeting in the "early 2000s," Weinstein asked her to choose a role in one of a number of movies he had in development. During the same meeting, he told Graham that he an agreement with his wife that could "sleep with whomever he wanted" while he was out of town.

Graham said Weinstein asked her to attend a follow-up meeting at a hotel. Graham declined after feeling "discomfort with the situation."

She said: "While I still do feel guilty for not speaking up all those years ago, I’m glad for this moment of reckoning. To the countless other women who have experienced the grey areas: I believe you."



Lauren Sivan, journalist

The TV journalist recalled an encounter with Weinstein in New York around a decade ago. She told The Huffington Post that Weinstein cornered her while he was giving her a tour of Cafe Socialista.

In a vestibule between the kitchen and bathrooms, Sivan said Weinstein tried to kiss her. When she recoiled, he allegedly exposed himself and masturbated. Sivan said she could not escape because Weinstein had positioned himself between her and the exit route.



Romola Garai, actress

The English actress told The Guardian she felt "violated" when she was asked to audition for Weinstein while he was wearing just a bathrobe. She was just 18 at the time of the incident at the Savoy hotel in London.

"Like every other woman in the industry, I’ve had an 'audition' with Harvey Weinstein, where I’d actually already had the audition but you had to be personally approved by him," said Garai.

"So I had to go to his hotel room in the Savoy, and he answered the door in his bathrobe. I was only 18. I felt violated by it, it has stayed very clearly in my memory."



Jessica Hynes, actress

The English actress, who stars in BBC2 comedy "W1A," tweeted that she did not get a part on a Weinstein movie after she declined to screen test in a bikini. The tweet has since been deleted.



Anonymous account

A number of anonymous accounts have also surfaced. A woman, who was afraid to allow her name to be published, told The New Yorker that Weinstein brought her to a hotel room for what she expected to be a professional meeting, but then changed into a bathrobe and forced himself on her sexually.

She said she thought about going to the police at the time, but was intimidated by Weinstein's power and worried about losing her job. "He drags your name through the mud," she said, "and he'll come after you hard with his legal team."