Cara Delevingne also speaks out against Harvey Weinstein: “No one had said anything because of fear”

Another day, another famous face comes forward with fresh allegations against Harvey Weinstein, who has been fired from his own company following all the recent sexual assault claims.

Cara Delevingne – who made a name for herself in the modelling world before getting her big break on the silver screen – spoke out about some of her encounters with the disgraced film producer.

“When I first started to work as an actress, i was working on a film and I received a call from‎ Harvey Weinstein asking if I had slept with any of the women I was seen out with in the media,” she wrote in a heartfelt Instagram post.

“It was a very odd and uncomfortable call….i answered none of his questions and hurried off the phone but before I hung up, he said to me that If I was gay or decided to be with a woman especially in public that I’d never get the role of a straight woman or make it as an actress in Hollywood.”

She then went to describe their face to face meeting, which took place one or two years later…

“As soon as we were alone he began to brag about all the actresses he had slept with and how he had made their careers and spoke about other inappropriate things of a sexual nature.

“He then invited me to his room. I quickly declined and asked his assistant if my car was outside. She said it wasn’t and wouldn’t be for a bit and I should go to his room. At that moment I felt very powerless and scared but didn’t want to act that way hoping that I was wrong about the situation.

“When I arrived I was relieved to find another woman in his room and thought immediately I was safe. He asked us to kiss and she began some sort of advances upon his direction.

“I swiftly got up and asked him if he knew that I could sing. And I began to sing….i thought it would make the situation better….more professional….like an audition….i was so nervous. After singing I said again that I had to leave.

“He walked me to the door and stood in front of it and tried to kiss me on the lips. I stopped him and managed to get out of the room.

“I still got the part for the film and always thought that he gave it to me because of what happened. Since then I felt awful that I did the movie. I felt like I didn’t deserve the part.”

One of the biggest questions everyone has about the victims is why they left it so long to speak out – and Cara Delevingne’s answer will be very familiar to anyone who has been sexually abused.

“I was so hesitant about speaking out….I didn’t want to hurt his family,” she concluded.

“I felt guilty as if I did something wrong. I was also terrified that this sort of thing had happened to so many women I know but no one had said anything because of fear.”

And she didn’t leave it there. The model turned actress posed once more to Instagram, saying that she hopes her very frank statement will help others in a similar situation to come forward.

“I want women and girls to know that being harassed or abused or raped is never their fault and not talking about it will always cause more damage than speaking the truth,” she wrote.

“I am relieved to be able to share this… I actually feel better and I’m proud of the women who are brave enough to speak. This isn’t easy but there’s strength in our numbers.”

Well said, Cara.