Actress Jessica Hynes claims Harvey Weinstein asked her to audition in a bikini

Nicole Bitette, New York Daily News on

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English actress Jessica Hynes detailed an alleged creepy encounter with Harvey Weinstein just after he was accused of sexually harassing a number of women over the last three decades.

Hynes, who starred in the British sitcom "Spaced," recalled her experience with the movie mogul in the wake of the allegations.

"I was offered a film role at 19, Harvey Weinstein came on board and wanted me to screen test in a bikini. I refused & lost the job," she wrote on Twitter Friday.

The 44-year-old also responded to a user who replied saying he had heard the story before but never knew who it was about.

"Im sure there are many more ... " Hynes added.

The actress' comments come just one day after the New York Times published a bombshell report outlining alleged acts of sexual harassment by Weinstein, 65, over the span of his career.

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Actress Ashley Judd detailed her alleged experience, noting that Weinstein invited her to the Peninsula Beverly Hills for what she had thought was a breakfast meeting, but instead, Weinstein had her sent to his suite and asked her to give him a massage.

He also reportedly offered Judd the option to watch him shower, the actress told The Times.

"I said no, a lot of ways, a lot of times, and he always came back at me with some new ask," Judd, 49, said. "It was all this bargaining, this coercive bargaining."

"Women have been talking about Harvey amongst ourselves for a long time, and it's simply beyond time to have the conversation publicly," she added.


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