In a commendable turn of events, several Hollywood actresses who have been acquainted with producer Harvey Weinstein are taking the international film industry by storm after opening up about their incidents of being harassed by the recently fired producer of The Weinstein Company. These brave ladies, ranging from Angeline Jolie to Gwyneth Paltrow, are being applauded by all for opening up about their horrific encounters with the man.
However, a lesser known fact is that once upon a time, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was also going to have an incident of her own with the middle-aged pervert, but she dodged it, all thanks to her then talent manager, Simone Sheffield.
Talking about the event, she stated, “I use to manage Indian actress Aishwarya Rai. While dealing with Harvey I found it comical how hard he tried to get Aishwarya alone. But he was a pig… looked and acted like a “big bully pig”….He asked me to leave the meeting numerous times and I politely declined. When we were leaving his office he cornered me and said “what do I have to do to get her alone?” I told him to “kiss my black ass”. When Ash and I returned to our hotel, I sent Harvey a steel pig trough filled with DIET COKE as a thank you gift for the meeting. Yes, we did do business and Yes, he eventually threatened me. Told me I’d never work in this business, blah blah blah….what I said to him I can’t print. But you can be sure, I never gave him the opportunity to even breathe on my client.”
Bravo! Miss Sheffield!
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