Model and actress Cara Delevingne has opened up about a past troubling interaction she experienced with Harvey Weinstein, the disgraced movie mogul who is now facing a criminal trial for multiple allegations of sexual assault and rape. In a new interview with Porter, Delevingne claims that when she first met Weinstein, he told her that her sexuality would harm her career, and that she should conceal it at all costs.
“One of the first things Harvey Weinstein ever said to me was, ‘You will never make it in this industry as a gay woman—get a beard,’” she told the publication. She also added that Weinstein asked inappropriate questions about the Hollywood women that she is friends with, saying, “When I’d just started to audition for films, he was naming people [women] I’m friends with—famous people—and asking, ‘Have you slept with this person?’ I just thought: this is insane.”
This isn’t the only first-hand instance Delevingne has shared about Weinstein. Back in 2017, she took to Instagram to share an encounter when the movie producer attempted to kiss her in her hotel room. "As soon as we were alone he began to brag about all the actresses he had slept with and how he had made their careers and spoke about other inappropriate things of a sexual nature," she wrote. Around that time, several other prominent actresses came forward with their Weinstein stories as well, including Gwyneth Paltrow, Mira Sorvino, Ashley Judd, Rose McGowan, and many, many more.
Meanwhile, in her Porter story, Delevingne also opened up about dating actress Ashley Benson; they have been a couple for over a year now. “I’d never truly let anyone in before, for fear of them leaving,” she said. “I never really trusted people, or felt worthy of it, and I always pushed them away. She’s the first person that has said: ‘You can’t push me away. I’m going to be nice to you, I love you.’ I’m just like, wait, so all I have to do is just let you be nice to me? Why have I never done that before? OK.”
Originally Appeared on Vogue