Lupita Nyong'o details shocking Harvey Weinstein encounters

Actress Lupita Nyong'o has detailed a series of disturbing meetings with Harvey Weinstein in a newspaper article.

The Oscar winner claimed in the New York Times that she had been sexually harassed by the film producer as she attempted to establish her acting career as a student.

In one incident, she ended up giving him a massage in a bid to placate his sexual advances during a meeting at his home.

2017 CFDA Awards - New York

In another meeting at a restaurant, Nyong'o alleged he tried to force her to drink vodka, despite her insistence she wanted a soft drink.

She wrote: "I had shelved my experience with Harvey far in the recesses of my mind, joining in the conspiracy of silence that has allowed this predator to prowl for so many years....

"But now that this is being discussed openly, I have not been able to avoid the memories resurfacing. I have felt sick in the pit of my stomach."

Robert Lindsay was kicked off Shakespeare In Love after confronting Harvey Weinstein

Nyong'o joins a list of stars who have accused Weinstein of sexual harassment or assault, including Rose McGowan, Lena Headey, Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie, Asia Argento, Mira Sorvino and Rosanna Arquette.

Weinstein has apologised for his inappropriate behaviour, but has strenuously denied claims of sexual assault. He has been fired from the film company he founded and his wife Georgina Chapman has left him.

Read Full Story