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Breaking two decades of silence, Palo Alto woman says Harvey Weinstein tried to rape her when she was his 24-year-old assistant

Original post made on Oct 15, 2019

A native of Britain and Palo Alto mother of four, Rowena Chiu had her own #MeToo story about Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein for 21 years. She kept it a secret -- until now.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, October 15, 2019, 8:00 AM

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Posted by Pied Piper
a resident of Community Center
on Oct 15, 2019 at 11:25 am

Thank you for having the courage to speak out. Weinstein should never be able to recover a cent and in fact should be sued for criminal behavior and taken for every cent he has.


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Posted by Thank You
a resident of Midtown
on Oct 15, 2019 at 12:15 pm

Rowena, profound thanks to you for your courage.


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Posted by revdreileen
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Oct 15, 2019 at 5:06 pm

revdreileen is a registered user.

Thank you for bravely sharing such a painful and traumatic experience. I hope your story will bring healing and hope to others and to you.


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Posted by Mark Weiss
a resident of Downtown North
on Oct 15, 2019 at 6:13 pm

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Posted by Mark Weiss
a resident of Downtown North
on Oct 18, 2019 at 7:41 pm

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I don't believe the memoirs of Rowena Chiu or Chanel Miller are newsworthy.
That of Christine Blasey Ford arguably differs because it sought to influence an important and imminent government function -- the confirmation of a Supreme Court justice.

These are personal matters.

But I guess they sell books and newspapers. (But not to me...)


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Posted by What Will They Do Next
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Oct 21, 2019 at 10:55 am

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"I'd worn two pairs of tights for protection, and tried to appease him by taking one of them off and letting him massage me, but it hadn't worked. He'd taken off the other pair and I was terrified my underwear would be next."

Clearly, she had an idea about what was coming before meeting with him. Bad judgement on her part.

Glad she has come forward. This creep needs a long prison stint as well as to make restitution to his victims. It'll be interesting to see how this plays out. Wealthy guys like him usually avoid jail terms.


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