Actress Molly Ringwald has exposed Harvey Weinstein’s vicious temper, revealing he was an alleged monster on the set of 1990 film Strike It Back.
In an essay for the New Yorker on Tuesday (17Oct17), The Pretty in Pink star detailed her difficult working relationship with the disgraced producer and other men in the film industry, who have engaged in lewd conduct.
Ringwald worked with Weinstein on the low budget British film, which was one of his first, and never collaborated with him again.
In her essay, titled All the Other Harvey’s, Ringwald reveals the movie mogul was “volatile” and “became testy” as he took control of the project from the writer and director. Ringwald also accuses Weinstein of violating financial agreements they made regarding the film.
“My lawyer called to tell me that I had been denied the (gross) percentage owed to me,” she wrote. “She asked if it was O.K. if she went after the Weinsteins. I ended up suing them for the money, which I got, and I never worked with Harvey or the company again.”
The 49-year-old’s story comes as a growing list of women allege they were sexually harassed by Weinstein and she shares her “own Harvey story”, revealing a director insisted she put on a dog collar for an audition.
“I don’t even know if the collar ever made it on me, because that’s the closest I’ve had to an out-of-body experience,” she shared. “I’d like to think that I just walked out, but, more than likely, there’s an old VHS tape, disintegrating in a drawer somewhere… I sobbed in the parking lot, and when I got home and called my agent to tell him what happened, he laughed and said, ‘Well, I guess that’s one for the memoirs…'”