Erika Rosenbaum says Weinstein grabbed her by the neck

  • Erika Rosenbaum claimed the movie mogul tried to harass her three times 
  • She first met Harvey Weinstein in LA some 15 years ago to discuss her career
  • She said Weinstein managed to convince her into giving him a back massage 
  • During another meeting she claimed Weinstein fondled himself intimately 

By Darren Boyle for MailOnline

Published: 07:30 EDT, 13 October 2017 | Updated: 10:17 EDT, 13 October 2017

A Canadian actress has joined the growing list of performers who have alleged they have been sexually harassed by Harvey Weinstein. 

Erika Rosenbaum, 37, who appeared in Smurfs 2, alleges Weinstein made improper approaches to her three times almost 15 years ago. 

On one occasion she said the movie mogul grabbed her buy the neck in front of a mirror while fondling himself intimately. 

Canadian Actress Erika Rosenbaum, pictured, admitted she also had been harassed by Harvey Weinstein when she met the movie mogul to discuss the future of her career 
Canadian Actress Erika Rosenbaum, pictured, admitted she also had been harassed by Harvey Weinstein when she met the movie mogul to discuss the future of her career 

Canadian Actress Erika Rosenbaum, pictured, admitted she also had been harassed by Harvey Weinstein when she met the movie mogul to discuss the future of her career 

She said Weinstein, pictured here  in New York last month, fondled himself intimately during the meeting in a hotel room. She claims on a third occasion he tried to kiss her
She said Weinstein, pictured here  in New York last month, fondled himself intimately during the meeting in a hotel room. She claims on a third occasion he tried to kiss her

She said Weinstein, pictured here  in New York last month, fondled himself intimately during the meeting in a hotel room. She claims on a third occasion he tried to kiss her

She told CBC News: 'He did that while looking me right in the eye.' 

The actress said she was living in LA at the time when she first met the producer who wanted a meeting to discuss her career. 

She said the location of the meeting was moved to a hotel. 

Commenting on the incident, she said: 'I suddenly found myself fending him off, as though we were on a first date and he was making unwanted advances.' 

Eventually, she agreed to give him a massage as he had the ability to destroy her career. 

She continued: 'In a surreal scene from a bad movie, I massaged his back and then he let me go. I walked away confused and ashamed.' 

Ms Rosenbaum said she met him again in a hotel room in Toronto two years after the LA incident. Weinstein, she claimed, answered the door without any pants. 

She said she was afraid to make an enemy of Weinstein and agreed to a third meeting in New York, where she said the producer tried to kiss her. 

She added: 'I really feel for all who've had this experience. It is very confusing and it can be very damaging.' 

 

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