British actress Lysette Anthony divulged in gross detail how Harvey Weinstein allegedly raped her in her London flat in the ’80s — and the lasting effects of the alleged assault in a new interview.
“I still have nightmares. I have nightmares of mounds of white revolting flesh and skin with pours like bloody black volcanoes stuffed with crusty pus,” Anthony told Channel 4 News in London in a segment that aired Friday.
Anthony, who first came forward with claims against Weinstein in 2017, said she met the disgraced producer when he was a music journalist in London in the early ’80s.
Harvey Weinstein, center, leaves court following a hearing in New York on Dec. 11.
(AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
“He talked and talked and talked and told me he wanted to get into the film industry,” she recalled.
The “Hollyoaks” actress said the two became friends, until one day, Weinstein showed up at her London apartment unannounced.
“I have this memory of one morning in my little basement flat suddenly seeing this fat lump of a man stumbling down my steep little steps,” she said. “He knocked on the door. It was in the morning I only had a gown on. He pushed me against my coat rack and he raped me. . . . He was heavy and fat and I was trying to get him off and (I was) giving up. And that’s that bit.”
She also said he raped her for a second time inside the hotel room where she was staying during the Cannes Film Festival.
“I remember bumping into him and him literally waddling after me and pushing me into my little room … and raping me,” she said.
Anthony said she blamed herself for the alleged assaults and thought “in some way I must be responsible, I must’ve sent the wrong message.”
Over time, Anthony said she came to realize “this isn’t about sex; this is about domination and control. This is a man who if he wanted to have sex he could’ve bought anything.”
Anthony is among about 80 women to accuse Weinstein of sexual assault and harassment.
This article originally appeared in The New York Post.