The movie star stands alongside several other actresses who have made harassment claims against the Hollywood producer, including Ashley Judd - who revealed she was lured to Weinstein's hotel room once and asked to perform sexual favors. She later rode with him and others to Socialista, a Cuban-themed club and restaurant in which Weinstein and Giuseppe Cipriani, who was then the head of the Cipriani restaurant empire, were investors.
Weinstein quickly ejaculated into a potted plant near the vestibule leading to the kitchen, according to Sivan, and returned back to the nightclub after cleaning up. He tried to kiss Sivan, who rejected him and told him she had a long-term boyfriend. Although she and Sivan left immediately afterwards and Sivan told her what had happened as soon as they were outside, Sivan says that she has remained quiet about the incident for the last ten years for fear of repercussions.
That was the last contact the two had.
She described the incident to the Huffington Post. As they reached the kitchen area, Weinstein saw a few staffers working in the kitchen. She said she was unable to escape easily because her exit was blocked by his body. She said that she met Weinstein, a friend, and others at an Italian restaurant.
At that point, Sivan claims that Weinstein exposed himself and began masturbating. Sivan says Weinstein ejaculated quickly into a potted plant that was in the vestibule and then proceeded to zip up his trousers and they walked back into the kitchen. The friend told the Huffington Post "that she explained the 10-minute limit she gave to Sivan and said, 'Do you mean to tell me if she's in trouble down there, you're not going to let me in?' The security guard agreed to let the friend down to the cafe".
Weinstein's brother, Bob, and COO David Glasser will lead the company during Harvey Weinstein's absence.
The Weinstein Company announced earlier Friday that Mr. Weinstein is on leave indefinitely pending the results of an independent probe.
"As Harvey has said, it is important for him to get professional help for the problems he has acknowledged".
Rose McGowan shared a cryptic tweet not long after Harvey Weinstein was accused of sexually harassing multiple female employees and movie stars.