Harvey Weinstein Faces Another Accuser: He ‘Forced My Hand Onto His Penis’

“I was frozen with fear, trying to remain calm,” former actress Heather Kerr says

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Another woman has come forward to level accusations against scandal-plagued film mogul Harvey Weinstein, claiming that the disgraced producer “forced my hand on his penis” during a meeting in 1989.

Speaking at a press conference with her attorney Gloria Allred on Friday, former actress Heather Kerr said that Weinstein offered to meet with her while she was working part-time for an entertainment business manager who counted Weinstein among his clients.

According to Kerr, during the meeting at an office in Los Angeles, Weinstein “proceeded to tell me ‘How things worked in Hollywood’” and “asked me if I was ‘good.’”

“I offered to provide him with a reel of my acting work. He had this sly, sleazy smile on his face and the fact that he was sitting so close to me on this couch … I started to get a sick feeling in my stomach. The next thing I knew he had unzipped his fly and pulled out his penis. My heart started pounding. My mind started racing. How do I deal with this? How do I get out of this? Am I going to get out of this? How is this happening? He then grabbed my hand and pulled me towards him and forced my hand onto his penis and held it there,” Kerr stated.

“I was frozen with fear, trying to remain calm, trying not to freak out because, after all, there was NOBODY ELSE in the office! I said something like ‘Ya know, let me think about what you’re offering and I’ll get back to you, but I need to go now because I’m in a play and I need to be there soon because we have to rehearse and…’ I was rambling,” she said.

“I pulled my hand away as casually as possible. He told me that this was how things worked in Hollywood and that ALL of the actresses that had made it, had made it THIS way. He said ‘Name anyone. Any actress you can think of and this is how they made it.’ He spelled it out for me. He told me that first I’d have sex with him and then he would take me to parties and show me who I needed to sleep with after that, but that he first needed to know ‘How GOOD I was.’ He told me that I was not that good looking, BUT that he would be willing to help me anyway, like he was doing me a favor.” Kerr continued.

Kerr added that not long after the alleged encounter she quit acting.

“I felt so powerless, because he is, after all, very powerful and very well known … and very successful,” Kerr added, “I didn’t think anyone would believe me. I was nobody. Why would he believe me?”

Weinstein has been accused of misconduct by numerous women in recent weeks, including actresses Angelina Jolie and Gwyneth Paltrow, following bombshell articles published by the New York Times and the New Yorker.

After the allegations began to surface, Weinstein was fired from The Weinstein Company earlier this month, and formally resigned this week.