Latest Bigwig Accused of Sex Harassment: Oliver Stone
Backlash swift after he initially refused to condemn Weinstein
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 13, 2017 2:46 PM CDT
American screenwriter, film director, and producer Oliver Stone gestures during an interview with the Associated Press in Sarajevo, Bosnia, on Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017.   (AP Photo/Amel Emric)

(Newser) – Oliver Stone initially refused to condemn Harvey Weinstein's alleged sexual misdeeds, and though he ultimately changed his tune, backlash was swift: He's now been accused of sexually inappropriate behavior of his own by two women. Carrie Stevens, an actress and former Playboy Playmate, responded to Stone's comments on Weinstein by tweeting, "Two of a kind! When I heard about Harvey, the first person I thought of was Oliver Stone." She later expanded on her story to the New York Daily News and the Hollywood Reporter: During a party in Stone's honor when the now-48-year-old was 22, Stone walked up to her and groped her breast, she says. "He was really cocky, had this big grin on his face," she says, and then he "reached out and ... honked it like a horn."

"I was humiliated but didn't want to complain. I didn't want Ted [Field, who hosted the party] to think I was ungrateful for the invitation, and I was new on the scene and just navigating my way around Hollywood," she adds, noting that there were many others around when it happened and no one else spoke up either. "That's what's going on in Hollywood. That's why things have to change. He's Oliver Stone. Nobody's going to say anything." Patricia Arquette told her own Stone story on Twitter in a series of tweets recounting how, after meeting with Stone about a movie, he sent her flowers and invited her to a screening of Natural Born Killers. She felt "weird" about it and brought her boyfriend; Stone stopped her as she exited the bathroom and asked her why she brought him, Arquette says. "What I am saying is women are always f---ed. 1)Why didn't you say something? 2) nothing happened! 3)it's not professional if U bring BF! 4) why DIDN'T you bring your boyfriend? 5) Believe women! & seconds later Don't believe women! 6) Trust your instincts! 7) Your instincts are not valid!"

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