Weinstein tried hard to get Ash alone

By NT Bureau Published on Oct 16, 2017 04:41 PM IST

A woman who identifies herself as Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s former manager has claimed controversial Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein had tried to make advances at the globally-known actress.

Weinstein is in news for multiple sexual assault allegations against him. In a comment posted in response to a news story, Simone Sheffield wrote, "I used to manage Aishwarya Rai. While dealing with Harvey, I found it comical how hard he tried to get Aishwarya alone."

He asked me to leave the meeting numerous times and I politely declined. Ash has worked in international projects like Bride & Prejudice, Mistress of Spices and The Pink Panther 2.

Sheffield, who reportedly used to manage Ash’s international projects at one point, added, "When we were leaving his office, he cornered me and said, What do I have to do to get her alone?" When Ash and I returned to our hotel, I sent Harvey a steel pig trough filled with diet coke as a thank you gift for the meeting.

Yes, we did do business and yes, he eventually threatened me. But I never gave him the opportunity to even breathe on my client. Several Hollywood stars have come out and spoken about their experiences with Weinstein.

Among them are award-winning actresses Angelina Jolie and Gwyneth Paltrow.