Haleyi testified she met Weinstein while in her 20s at the 2004 London premiere of the Leonardo DiCaprio film “The Aviator.” They crossed paths again at the Cannes Film Festival in 2006 and, when she expressed interest in working on one of his productions, he invited her to his hotel room and asked for a massage.
She declined, saying she was “extremely humiliated.”
“I felt stupid because I was so excited to go see him and he treated me that way,” she testified.
Haleyi said she left the hotel and burst into tears.
More meetings followed, and Weinstein secured Haleyi a job helping on the set of “Project Runway,” the reality competition show he produced. Later, she said, he invited her to attend a fashion show in Paris.
She declined the trip, but she said Weinstein wouldn’t take no for an answer, showing up unannounced at her apartment and pushing his way inside.
“At one point, because I just didn’t know how to shut it down so to speak. … So I said, ‘You know you have a terrible reputation with women, I’ve heard,'” Haleyi said.
Weinstein “got offended,” she said. “He stepped back and said, ‘What have you heard?'”
Asked by prosecutor Meghan Hast if she had any romantic or sexual interest in Weinstein, Haleyi firmly answered: “Not at all, no.”
— Reporting by The Associated Press and CBS News’ Shawn Matthews