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Actress Lina Esco Explains Why She Was 'Afraid' To Come Forward With Harvey Weinstein Allegation

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It's never easy speaking up…

Earlier this month, S.W.A.T. star Lina Esco spoke to the Washington Post about an alleged encounter she had with Harvey Weinstein around 2010 where he insisted they "should kiss" while having dinner at The Peninsula.

On Thursday, the actress further elaborates her story to People, claiming Weinstein used his power as a Hollywood mogul to assert his dominance over her.

Related: All 50+ Women Who Have Accused Harvey Weinstein So Far

She confessed:

"He didn't go past that. He went as far as, 'We should kiss and we should do this and if we don't do that things are going to be pretty much not easy for you in the business."'

The director would later give Weinstein a "very special thanks" credit in her film Free the Nipple for helping her find an editor.

At the time of the incident, Esco admits she was "afraid" to speak up against the alleged harassment because of the environment she was in:

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