A woman was forced to leave a New York City bar Wednesday night after loudly asking why nobody had a problem with Harvey Weinstein "laughing, clapping, drinking and flirting" at a nearby table, TMZ reports.
The woman, Zoe Stuckless, was inside the East Village's Downtime Bar for its Actors Hour, which is marketed as an "open space for creatives to share what they love." According to another guest, Weinstein was personally invited by the woman who runs the event.
"Not only was he invited, he was supported," the attendee, Amber Crollo, tweeted Thursday, adding that when comedian Kelly Bachman addressed Weinstein as "the elephant in the room," "SHE was booed and told to shut up."
After the comic's set, Stuckless stood up and approached Weinstein's table, shouting, "Nobody's going to say anything? I'm gonna stand four feet from a f--king rapist and no one's gonna say anything?"
Weinstein remained blank-faced, according to TMZ, and event organizers and someone from Weinstein's group immediately escorted Stuckless out of the bar.
Let me explain that one more time, an event that was supposed to support actors and artists invited a serial rapist who has ruined at least 87 actors lives and supported that monster over an actor in the room. They supported HIM over all the actors in the room.
— clever, but make it spooky (@ambercrollo) October 24, 2019
After Stuckless was removed from the event, Bachman separately approached Weinstein's table, calling him a "monster" and saying he should leave. In response, "his friend / bodyguard / goon / family member called me a c-nt," she tweeted.
Photos from inside the bar show Weinstein seated at a table between two unidentified women.
"Let me explain that one more time, an event that was supposed to support actors and artists invited a serial rapist who has ruined at least 87 actors' lives and supported that monster over an actor in the room," Bachman wrote. "They supported HIM over all the actors in the room."
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A rep for Weinstein told TMZ: "Harvey Weinstein was out with friends enjoying the music and trying to find some solace in his life that has been turned upside down. This scene was uncalled for, downright rude and an example of how due process today is being squashed by the public, trying to take it away in the courtroom too."
Dozens of women across the film industry have accused Weinstein, formerly a major Hollywood producer, of crimes including rape, sexual assault and sexual abuse over a 30-year period. He was arrested in May 2018 and his trial is scheduled for January 2020.
The trial will take place in Manhattan, despite Weinstein's efforts to have it held elsewhere.