Ms. Sivan recalled the alleged encounter after The New York Times published a bombshell report Thursday revealing that Mr. Weinstein, the head of The Weinstein Company and Miramax film studios, reached at least eight settlements with women dating back almost three decades in response to similar previously unpublicized allegations of sexual harassment and other misconduct, including several leading actresses.
She reportedly told her friend accompanying her that evening to come and check up on her if she was not back in 10 minutes.
Sivan quickly ended the phone conversation, reminding Weinstein that she had a boyfriend.
The only way for Sivan, who was blocked by kitchen equipment, to exit the situation was to push past him and get to the hallway.
"Morning Joe" co-host Mika Brzezinski says she'd rather turn the page than write a book for accused serial sexual harasser Harvey Weinstein. He suddenly exposed himself and began masturbating in front of her, and continued doing so until he ejaculated into a potted plant in the hall, she added.
Once Sivan and Weinstein were downstairs they chatted and he showed her the cafe.
When the two reached the kitchen, Weinstein oddly dismissed two staffers who were there cleaning up, then proceeded try to kiss Sivan.
"At the last minute, the source withdrew", she said.
Now that the New York Times has officially outed Harvey Weinstein for his allegedly decades long history of sexual misconduct, others are finding it easier to come forward.
The NY Post is now floating the tantalizing idea that Weinstein's brother Bob (the brothers founded Miramax and later The Weinstein Company, churning out Oscar-winning or pop-culture-defining films like sex, lies and videotape, Pulp Fiction, Trainspotting, Shakespeare in Love, Good Will Hunting, The King's Speech, Silver Linings Playbook, and more) may have been involved the Times story. A former employee said, "There has always been a love-hate relationship between the brothers. I'm not defending him in any sexual harassment cases - there aren't any sexual harassment cases". In a text message, Lisa Bloom, Weinstein's attorney, said Weinstein was not available for an interview.