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Lena Headey Accuses Harvey Weinstein of Sexual Harassment

The ‘Game of Thrones’ actress is now the 45th woman to come forward with accusations against the producer

Lena Headey at the premiere of HBO's 'Game of Thrones' Season 6 Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images

Lena Headey joined the still-growing group of women who have accused Harvey Weinstein of sexual misconduct on Tuesday, sharing multiple stories of unsettling interactions with the movie producer.

On Twitter, the Game of Thrones actress said that Weinstein made a suggestive comment to her the first time they met at the Venice Film Festival, where her 2005 film, The Brothers Grimm, was screening. Years later, Weinstein tried to escort her to his hotel room in Los Angeles, Headey said, providing details that mirrored many of the accounts of women detailed in stories in The New York Times and The New Yorker.

“My whole body went into high alert,” Headey wrote. “The lift was going up and I said to Harvey, ‘I’m not interested in anything other than work, please don’t think I got in here with you for any other reason, nothing is going to happen.’”

Headey said Weinstein was furious with what she said, and told her not to share what happened with anyone.

Since the initial reports by the Times and The New Yorker, more women have come forward to accuse Weinstein—including Headey, 45 women total have now spoken out publicly. Most recently, Lauren Holly accused Weinstein of sexual harassment, while British actresses Sophie Dix and Lysette Anthony accused him of sexual assault and rape, respectively.

Criminal investigations against Weinstein are reportedly underway in both New York and London. The producer was fired from the Weinstein Company days after the Times report was published on October 5, and on Saturday the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences ousted him from the organization.