Karen Belz
October 12, 2017 8:41 am

More women have come forward with sexual harassment allegations against producer Harvey Weinstein, and even more women are speaking out in support of their brave sisters. Margot Robbie has praised Suicide Squad costar Cara Delevingne after the model and actress shared two disturbing accounts of harassment by the film mogul.

Yesterday, Delevingne publicly shared an incident in which Weinstein made inappropriate comments about her sexuality via a phone call, as well as a scary encounter where he propositioned her in a hotel room.

It was a visceral and disturbing account, but the actress shared her story to help remind women that sexual harassment and assault are never their fault — despite what the perpetrator may have them believe.

When I first started to work as an actress, i was working on a film and I received a call from‎ Harvey Weinstein asking if I had slept with any of the women I was seen out with in the media. It was a very odd and uncomfortable call....i answered none of his questions and hurried off the phone but before I hung up, he said to me that If I was gay or decided to be with a woman especially in public that I'd never get the role of a straight woman or make it as an actress in Hollywood. A year or two later, I went to a meeting with him in the lobby of a hotel with a director about an upcoming film. The director left the meeting and Harvey asked me to stay and chat with him. As soon as we were alone he began to brag about all the actresses he had slept with and how he had made their careers and spoke about other inappropriate things of a sexual nature. He then invited me to his room. I quickly declined and asked his assistant if my car was outside. She said it wasn't and wouldn't be for a bit and I should go to his room. At that moment I felt very powerless and scared but didn't want to act that way hoping that I was wrong about the situation. When I arrived I was relieved to find another woman in his room and thought immediately I was safe. He asked us to kiss and she began some sort of advances upon his direction. I swiftly got up and asked him if he knew that I could sing. And I began to sing....i thought it would make the situation better....more professional....like an audition....i was so nervous. After singing I said again that I had to leave. He walked me to the door and stood in front of it and tried to kiss me on the lips. I stopped him and managed to get out of the room. I still got the part for the film and always thought that he gave it to me because of what happened. Since then I felt awful that I did the movie. I felt like I didn't deserve the part. I was so hesitant about speaking out....I didn't want to hurt his family. I felt guilty as if I did something wrong. I was also terrified that this sort of thing had happened to so many women I know but no one had said anything because of fear.

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Robbie, who remains close with the actress, has commended Delevingne for her strength.

"Cara is a dear friend of mine and I already knew she was a fierce, brave woman. Today just proved that again," Robbie said to Entertainment Tonight. "I think the whole situation is so disturbing and sad but I think the conversation surrounding it, hopefully, good comes out of it."

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In a second Instagram post, Delevingne went on to say how relieved she felt to tell her story.

"In every industry and especially in Hollywood, men abuse their power using fear and get away with it," she wrote. "This must stop. The more we talk about it, the less power we give them."

Fierce and brave, indeed. Thank you so much, Cara, for speaking your truth and reminding victims of sexual misconduct everywhere that they are never to blame.

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