She called for Weinstein's resignation from the company, suggesting that he "face his sickness, and go into a long, self-imposed exile". She and her friend quickly left following the encounter.
Now that the New York Times has officially outed Harvey Weinstein for his allegedly decades long history of sexual misconduct, others are finding it easier to come forward. "However, Mr. Weinstein denies many of them and was not given a fair opportunity to present evidence and witnesses on his side".
The Times then published a piece about Weinstein's "media enablers" that described why "no journalistic outfit had been able, or perhaps willing, to nail the details and hit publish". Now, a former reporter for News 12 says that Weinstein essentially trapped her in a deserted NYC restaurant and masturbated in front of her. The studio exec reportedly responded by saying, "Well, can you just stand there and shut up". "Sivan says Weinstein ejaculated quickly into a potted plant that was in the vestibule and then proceeded to zip up his trousers, and they walked back into the kitchen". The agreement was for her to provide a revised edition of her 2011 Knowing Your Value book - also published through Weinstein - and provide two other works, one tentatively titled Comeback Careers. Weinstein then allegedly undid his trousers and started masturbating in front of her. Sivan said she was deeply shocked by Weinstein's behavior and was frozen and didn't know what to do or say. Although she and Sivan left immediately afterwards and Sivan told her what had happened as soon as they were outside, Sivan says that she has remained quiet about the incident for the last ten years for fear of repercussions. Sivan says Weinstein ejaculated quickly into a potted plant that was in the vestibule and then proceeded to zip up his trousers and they walked back into the kitchen.
The reporter's friend who was supposed to check up on her, was blocked by security when she attempted to go downstairs to look for her companion. Sivan says Weinstein told her that he "had a great time last night". She told him no and ended the call. She has not interacted with the movie mogul since.
The Weinstein Company announced Friday that Weinstein was going on an indefinite leave pending investigation of the sexual harassment claims by an independent law firm.