Cara Delevingne accuses Weinstein of harassment

Model and actress Cara Delevingne is joining the long list of Harvey Weinstein accusers.

She says in a lengthy Instagram post that Weinstein brought up sexual subjects during more than one business meeting and also tried to get Delevingne to kiss a woman in front of him.

She says she did not participate and left the room. She says she subsequently appeared in a Weinstein Co. film and adds that she "felt awful that I did the movie." She says she was afraid to speak out at the time of the incident because she feared she may have somehow been responsible and didn't want to hurt his family.

Delevingne says in a second post Wednesday that abuse of women by powerful men happens in every industry. She urged victims to speak out.

A message sent to a Weinstein spokeswoman was not immediately returned.

Also on Wednesday, NBC News President Noah Oppenheim says that the story about Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein's alleged sexual assaults that Ronan Farrow wrote for The New Yorker magazine was not the same one that Farrow brought to NBC executives last summer.

Oppenheim spoke at a town hall meeting to his employees Wednesday after questions were raised about why NBC News passed on an explosive story reported by one of its contributors.

Oppenheim said that NBC didn't feel the story as presented by Farrow this summer had all the elements needed for airing. He said the notion that NBC would try to cover for a powerful person was deeply offensive.

After Farrow took the story to The New Yorker, Oppenheim said he "greatly expanded" his reporting.

 

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