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Annabella Sciorra accuses Weinstein of sexual assault as more allegations emerge

Harvey Weinstein at the Lancome BAFTA Nominees Party 2016 at Kensington Palace Gardens in London on Feb. 13, 2016. (Lia Toby/WENN.com)

Three more prominent Hollywood stars have lodged accusations of assault and harassment against disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein.

Actresses Annabella Sciorra, Daryl Hannah, and Ellen Barkin detailed their encounters with Weinstein to journalist Ronan Farrow in a New Yorker article published Friday, joining more than 50 other women who have claimed to be victims of his abuse.

According to Sciorra, Weinstein raped her in her New York City apartment in the early 1990s, forcing himself on her on her bed.

Though he has admitted to some inappropriate behavior, Weinstein’s attorneys have repeatedly denied that he ever engaged with nonconsensual sex with anyone.

Sciorra told Farrow she was hesitant to tell anyone about what occurred.

“Like most of these women, I was so ashamed of what happened,” she said. “And I fought. I fought. But still I was like, why did I open that door? Who opens the door at that time of night? I was definitely embarrassed by it. I felt disgusting.”

Dozens of other women coming forward with similar stories encouraged Sciorra to speak out now, though she still struggles with the consequences.

“Now when I go to a restaurant or to an event, people are going to know that this happened to me,” Sciorra said. “They’re gonna look at me and they’re gonna know. I’m an intensely private person, and this is the most unprivate thing you can do.”

Hannah claimed Weinstein twice attempted to force his way into her hotel rooms and once asked to touch her breast.

Barkin did not allege sexual or physical harassment, but she said the producer “frequently verbally abused” her and she was afraid to tell anyone about it.

"The repercussions are real. I was terrified Harvey was going to make it impossible to go back to work, with those tentacles of his,” she said. “This fear of losing your career is not losing your ticket to a borrowed dress and earrings someone paid you to wear.”

Other actresses who have shared similar stories about Weinstein in recent weeks include Ashley Judd, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Angelina Jolie. After allegations against him were first reported by the New Yorker and the New York Times, he was fired from the production company he founded with his brother.

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