Darryl Hannah ‘actually pushed a dresser’ in front of her door to escape Harvey Weinstein, she says

Like a scene from a horror movie, actress Daryl Hannah explained how she pushed a  dresser in front of her door to avoid being a victim of alleged sexual predator Harvey Weinstien.

Hannah was one of two more women coming forward this week to share terrorizing stories of encounters with Weinstein, who must have had little time for film making, given the number of women who’ve now spoken out.

In addition to Hannah, who says her efforts to rebuff the “raging bull” hurt her career, actress Annabella Sciorra told New Yorker she was “violently raped” by Weinstein in the early 90s.

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More on the alleged sexual assault from New Yorker:

“He shoved me onto the bed, and he got on top of me.” Sciorra struggled. “I kicked and I yelled,” she said, but Weinstein locked her arms over her head with one hand and forced sexual intercourse on her. “When he was done, he ejaculated on my leg, and on my nightgown.” It was a family heirloom, handed down from relatives in Italy and embroidered in white cotton. “He said, ‘I have impeccable timing,’ and then he said, ‘This is for you.’” Sciorra paused. “And then he attempted to perform oral sex on me. And I struggled, but I had very little strength left in me.” Sciorra said that her body started to shake violently. “I think, in a way, that’s what made him leave, because it looked like I was having a seizure or something.”

Sciorra, who received an Emmy nomination for her role in “The Sopranos, told the magazine that she never told anyone what happened, saying she felt “so ashamed” and “disgusting.”

…and she has lived with the fear for more than twenty years.

Hannah explained that she wasn’t aware of Weinstein’s reputation and gave him her hotel room number, requested under the guise of scheduling a meeting.

The actress said she escaped out a back entrance with Weinstein pounding on her door. When he returned the following day, Hannah said she barricaded herself in her room using furniture.

“We actually pushed a dresser in front of the door and just kind of huddled in the room,” she said.

Hannah, who starred in “Splash” and “Wall Street,” said she encountered Weinstein several years later when he managed to get the key to her hotel room.

“He came through the living room and into the bedroom. He just burst in like a raging bull,” she said. “And I know with every fiber of my being that if my male makeup artist was not in that room, things would not have gone well. It was scary.”

The makeup artist, Steve Daviault, “remembered the incident vividly,” New Yorker reported.

Hannah said that she had decided to speak publicly about her experiences because “I feel a moral obligation to support the women who have suffered much more egregious transgressions.”


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