Kate Beckinsale said Harvey Weinstein “couldn’t remember if he had assaulted me or not” years after he first met her as a teen in his hotel room.
The English actress was just 17 years old when she first met the powerful movie exec at the Savoy Hotel in London, she said in a lengthy post on Instagram.
Beckinsale, now 44, was told by the reception desk to head up to Weinstein’s hotel room, where he greeted her in a bathrobe.
“I was incredibly naive and young and it did not cross my mind that this older, unattractive man would expect me to have any sexual interest in him,” Beckinsale wrote. “After declining alcohol and announcing that I had school in the morning I left, uneasy but unscathed.”
She continued, “A few years later he asked me if he had tried anything with me in that first meeting. I realized he couldn’t remember if he had assaulted me or not.”
What would be hilarious is if Kate Beckinsale had a movie career because when Harvey Weinstein woke up the next morning, he felt it likely he had sexually assaulted her, and needed to keep her copacetic.
It is likely he was high or inebriated, but he does suffer from facial asymmetry which is a predictor for dementia. I can’t help but wonder if some sort of early-onset cognitive deterioration compounded the memory loss.
I in no way excuse what he did. Guys like him need to be destroyed completely. I would support a societal mechanism to facilitate execution for Weinsteins. But it is possible the defect in his moral nature is an actual physical defect in the processing power of his amygdala and his neural circuitry, and that defect heralds twilight years spent fully senile.
It is worth noting he was noted for uncontrolled rage, and physically attacking weaker men, both of which are the product of an amygdala that can not tolerate adversity, or constrain behavior outside of conditions promising immediate violent reprisal.
It is possible he is being taken out now because he has exhibited an increasing mental insufficiency of late which was making him a liability for his company, it was getting worse, and his people decided to take the hit now before his condition deteriorated and something worse happened.