Louise Godbold was one of the dozens of women who came forward in 2017 to tell her story of being assaulted by convicted rapist and former movie mogul Harvey Weinstein.
In the nineties, she was a young producer interested in an internship at Weinstein’s production company, Miramax. When she went to tour his Tribeca office, Godbold says the man Meryl Streep once called “God” cornered her in a conference room. The events she described next were harrowing … and familiar.
“Out of nowhere he grabs my hand and puts it on his crotch,” she said, “which was incredibly shocking because I’d known this man for many years and had never had any inkling that he would behave in such a way.”
When Godbold resisted, Weinstein apologized and let her go. But then, in a scene that matches the experiences of so many of his other victims, he arranged a meeting in a hotel room where he took his clothes off and cajoled