I was looking out the window of my living room, and I faced the water of the East River,” she said, recalling our initial conversation. I was like, ‘This is the moment you’ve been waiting for your whole life. “Now when I go to a restaurant or to an event, people are going to know that this happened to me,” Sciorra said. I’m an intensely private person, and this is the most unprivate thing you can do.”The actress Daryl Hannah told me this week about two incidents that occurred, during the early aughts, in which Weinstein pounded on her hotel-room door until she, in one case, escaped out a back entrance.When it happened again the following day, she barricaded herself in her room using furniture.“I think, in a way, that’s what made him leave, because it looked like I was having a seizure or something.”In the weeks and months that followed the alleged attack, Sciorra didn’t tell anyone about it. Weinstein again pursued her with unwanted sexual advances, she said.“Like most of these women, I was so ashamed of what happened,” she said. In 1995, she was in London shooting “The Innocent Sleep,” which Weinstein did not produce.Sciorra first met Weinstein in the early nineties, when she was an emerging star after appearing in films such as “The Hand That Rocks the Cradle.” Her agent introduced them at an industry party in Los Angeles.Weinstein was friendly, she said, and gave her a ride home; they talked about their shared love of film.And he pushed the door open.” She paused to collect herself.
At one dinner, in New York, she recalled, “Harvey was there, and I got up to leave.Sciorra, however, told me that Weinstein had never done anything inappropriate.Perhaps she just wasn’t his type, she said, with an air of what seemed to be studied nonchalance.Another time, Weinstein asked her if he could touch her breasts.She believes that, after she refused, Weinstein retaliated against her professionally.March, Annabella Sciorra, who received an Emmy nomination for her role in “The Sopranos,” agreed to talk with me for a story I was reporting about Harvey Weinstein.