Actress Jennifer Lawrence says she and fellow actresses have been in constant contact with Harvey Weinstein for more than a year, and that he repeatedly harassed them.
Lawrence, who starred in the Weinstein-produced film “The Wolf of Wall Street” alongside Brad Pitt, says she met the disgraced film mogul at the 2013 Venice Film Festival, and says they discussed their careers and careers in Hollywood.
She also told ABC News that the actor’s “pervasive presence” in Hollywood made her feel “disgusted” and “disappointed.”
The Hollywood Reporter has learned that a source close to the actress confirmed Lawrence spoke with a Weinstein associate for more that a year and spoke with the filmmaker over a dozen times during that time period.
We also know that the actress and her publicist were aware of a 2014 incident in which Weinstein allegedly masturbated in front of her at his apartment in New York City, the report said.
The Weinstein Company released a statement saying it is aware of the report and that it takes allegations of sexual harassment very seriously.
Weinstein denies the allegations, saying they are false and that any allegations of non-consensual sex are unequivocally denied by all women.
The statement also said the company is “aware of a report in The Hollywood Reporter, which is false.”
“We believe all allegations to be categorically false,” it said.
Weber and his lawyer did not immediately respond to ABC News’ request for comment.
Lawson, who is the first woman to publicly accuse Weinstein of sexual misconduct, says the incident happened in 2014, and she is “still angry and upset” that Weinstein allegedly behaved in a way that was so damaging to her career.
“It’s like you know, it’s like a roller coaster ride.
There’s a lot of ups and downs, but I think that what we’re dealing with is really, really scary,” she told ABC.”
If you have a career in Hollywood and you are still trying to put the pieces of yourself back together, it can be pretty devastating,” Lawrence added.
Law, who previously starred in “The Expendables 2,” told ABC she is still in contact with Weinstein.
She also said she is in touch with her “agent” in hopes of finding work.
Weiner, who has not responded to the reports, was fired from his position as chairman of The Weinstein Company in April 2019, but the company has continued to employ him.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.