“I want to publicly break my non-disclosure agreement” – Harvey Weinstein’s former assistant breaks 20 year silence to talk about years of sexual harassment

Zelda Perkins, Harvey Weinstein’s former assistant, has broken her non-disclosure agreement in a tell-all interview with The Financial Times.

Zelda Perkins worked with the disgraced film producer at Miramax’s London office in the late nineties, and goes into detail about his alleged almost daily sexually harassment, and the great lengths his team went to to cover it up.

“I discovered that it had nothing to do with right and wrong and everything to do with money and power.”

“I want to publicly break my non-disclosure agreement,” she said in an interview with The Financial Times.

“Unless somebody does this there won’t be a debate about how egregious these agreements are and the amount of duress that victims are put under. My entire world fell in because I thought the law was there to protect those who abided by it.

“I discovered that it had nothing to do with right and wrong and everything to do with money and power.

She went on to reveal that she faced some form of harassment almost on a daily basis during her time working for him, including Harvey Weinstein allegedly frequently exposing himself to her and requesting that she watch him bathe.

“I often had to wake him up in the hotel in the mornings and he would try to pull me into bed.”

“This was his behavior on every occasion I was alone with him. I often had to wake him up in the hotel in the mornings and he would try to pull me into bed.”

Although she endured his behaviour for many years, the final straw was when he sexually assaulted a female colleague during the 1998 Venice Film Festival.

“She was white as a sheet and shaking and in a very bad emotional state,” she recalled.

“She told me something terrible had happened. She was in shock and crying and finding it very hard to talk. I was furious, deeply upset and very shocked. I said: ‘We need to go to the police,’ but she was too distressed. Neither of us knew what to do in a foreign environment.”

“I was warned that he and his lawyers would try to destroy my credibility if I went to court. They told me he would try to destroy me and my family.”

Zelda Perkins added that she intended to go public about her experiences with Harvey Weinstein, but her lawyers advised against it, as they “said words to the effect of: ‘they are not going to take your word against his with no evidence.’

“I was very upset because the whole point was that we had to stop him by exposing his behaviour.

“I was warned that he and his lawyers would try to destroy my credibility if I went to court. They told me he would try to destroy me and my family.”