Harvey Weinstein’s Former Assistant Speaks Out On Breaking Her NDA To Publicly Accuse The Movie Mogul Of Sexual Misconduct!

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Rules are sometimes meant to be broken, especially the ones that enable habitual predators like Harvey Weinstein.

That’s why Zelda Perkins, former assistant to the disgraced movie movie mogul, decided to break her NDA that prevented her from speaking out about the “repulsive monster” sooner.

In her first televised interview since accusing Weinstein of trying to rape their colleague 19 years ago, Perkins sat down with BBC‘s Newsnight to speak out on the allegations and call for a change in the laws that protect the rich and powerful by covering up sexual assault.

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In October, Perkins, who worked form Miramax Films in the UK in the ├óΓé¼╦£90s, publicly broke the Non-Disclosure Agreement she signed two decades ago and alleged that Weinstein assaulted a friend of hers at 1998’s Venice Film Festival.

After reporting the alleged incident to her boss back at the Miramax offices, the then-24-year-old was advised to get a lawyer. Once Perkins and the alleged victim sought legal counsel, they were told they “didn’t have many options” since they had not gone to the police in Venice and lacked physical evidence.

Feeling it would be impossible to take on Weinstein — who Perkins admits was “an extremely exciting person to be around” — by themselves, the two signed a gag order and resigned from the company. Perkins remembered thinking:

“Ultimately, it would be two under-25 women’s word against Harvey Weinstein, Miramax and essentially the Disney company.”

In signing the NDA, the personal assistant received $168,000 for her silence. But at the height of the #MeToo movement, Perkins is staying gagged no more!

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Speaking on the crooked laws that protect powerful predators, she added:

“You can’t change the Harvey Weinsteins of the world ├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ there are always going to be people that follow the darker side of their character ├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ but if the rules and laws that we have to protect ourselves enable that, there’s no point in having them.”

We may be a long way from that, especially with the lawmakers in office, but at least it’s being seriously discussed. Watch Perkins’ full interview (below):

[Image via BBC/YouTube.]

Dec 20, 2017 1:57pm PDT

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