More women in Hollywood, including Judith Godrèche, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Angelina Jolie have spoken out about being sexually harassed by Oscar-winning producer Harvey Weinstein. Another actress who came forward with her experience while still finding her footing in Hollywood is Rosanna Arquette. Harvey Weinstein and the actress met in the early 1990s, and she alleges that he asked her to meet him at the famous Beverly Hills Hotel to pick up a script. Here are a few details from Rosanna Arquette’s wiki.
Arquette revealed that when she reached the reception of the hotel, she was told to go to Weinstein’s room, which she found odd. Weinstein greeted her in a white bathrobe, and asked her for a massage to help with his back pain. Arquette suggested that he call a professional masseuse, but says that Weinstein grabbed her hand and pulled it toward his crotch. Shocked, she immediately withdrew her hand, as Weinstein boasted about the famous actresses he supposedly slept with. He then said, “Rosanna, you’re making a big mistake” but Arquette was already heading out and replied, “I’m not that girl. I will never be that girl.” She did not get that part, and a representative for Weinstein indicated that he never produced that movie. Even though Arquette later starred in Weinstein’s cult classic Pulp Fiction, she says she avoided the producer.
Born on August 10, 1959, in New York City, to Brenda Nowak and Lewis Arquette, Rosanna Arquette’s age is 58. Nearly every member of her family is associated with the arts, including her actor siblings Patricia, the late Alexis, David, and Richmond. Arquette has had a successful career in films, but started her career with roles on TV. She was noticed for her part in the TV movie The Executioner’s Song in 1982, for which she earned an Emmy nomination. She then appeared in several notable films like Baby It’s You, Desperately Seeking Susan, Silverado, After Hours, and 8 Million Ways to Die. Deciding to branch out of Hollywood for a bit, Arquette worked in Europe, doing films like Luc Besson’s The Big Blue in 1988.