Harvey Weinstein Has ‘Different Recollection’ of Lupita Nyong’o Account, Spokesperson Says

Oscar-winning actress described troubling encounters in New York Times essay

Harvey Weinstein’s spokesperson says the producer has “a different recollection” of the encounters detailed by Lupita Nyong’o in her Thursday op-ed for the New York Times.

“Mr. Weinstein has a different recollection of the events, but believes Lupita is a brilliant actress and a major force for the industry,” Weinstein’s spokesperson said in a statement provided to TheWrap. “Last year, she sent a personal invitation to Mr. Weinstein to see her in her Broadway show, ‘Eclipsed.'”

This response follows the Oscar-winning actress’ account of a series of run-ins with Weinstein prior to her breakout role in 2013’s “12 Years a Slave.” Nyong’o claims that the mogul told her she’d achieve Hollywood success if she slept with him.

She wrote that she considers herself to be part of the “conspiracy of silence that has allowed this predator to prowl for so many years.”

Weinstein was fired from The Weinstein Company this month and is under criminal investigation following more than 50 women having come forward to accuse him of sexual misconduct, harassment and rape.