Singapore actress Ase Wang says she rejected Harvey Weinstein's dinner invitation

As more victims show up by the day to speak out against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein for his alleged sexual harassments, model and Singapore actor Ase Wang, 36, has stepped forth to share her own experience.

In an interview with Lianhe Zaobao, she shared her encounters with 'lechers' during her years in the entertainment industry.

She said: "Harvey Weinstein is definitely not a good person.

"He abuses his own power to treat people like sh** and view women as garbage.

"He is notorious in the entertainment industry.

"Everyone has heard of his reputation."

Here are the actresses who've accused Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment, abuse

  • In part two of the New York Times' explosive expose chronicling decades of sexual harassment allegations waged against studio mogul Harvey Weinstein- several actresses went public with their stories for the first time.
  • Gwyneth Paltrow: "I was a kid, I was signed up, I was petrified," Paltrow said about her experience as a then 22-year-old on the set of 1996's Emma.
  • Anjelina Jolie recalled a similar incident. "I had a bad experience with Harvey Weinstein in my youth, and as a result, chose never to work with him again and warn others when they did," Jolie said in an e-mail to the Times.
  • Italian film star Asia Argento, the 42-year-old daughter of iconic horror director Dario Argento, said Weinstein forced oral sex on her 20 years ago. She told the publication she had maintained her silence until now for fear that Weinstein would "crush" her.
  • Model Ambra Battilana Gutierrez, a former Miss Italy finalist, told the New Yorker she met Weinstein March 2015 at a reception for a show he was producing in New York. She said Weinstein "lunged at her, groping her breasts and attempting to put a hand up her skirt" at a meeting in his offices in Tribeca.
  • French actress Judith Godreche met Weinstein for breakfast at a hotel in 1996. He later invited her up to his suite to see the "view". But he later asked for a massage and pressed himself against Godreche, even pulling off her sweater.
  • Rosanna Arquette: In the early 1990s, Weinstein asked the young actress to stop by a hotel in Beverly Hills to pick up a script. She remembers telling him "I'm not that girl," after he asked her for a massage.
  • Rose McGowan: The actress reportedly reached a US$100,000 settlement with Weinstein in 1997, after an "episode in a hotel room at the Sundance Film Festival".
  • Ashley Judd: The accused Weinstein of inviting her to his hotel room, appearing in a bathrobe, offering her a massage, and asking her if she wanted to watch him take a shower.
  • Former actress and screenwriter Louisette Geiss held a news conference where she alleged that her encounter with Weinstein took place at the Sundance Film Festival in 2008. He invited her to his office for a meeting, and soon excused himself and returned naked, wearing only a bathrobe. He later asked that she watch him masturbate.
  • Mira Sorvino: The actress starred in several of Weinstein's films, told The New Yorker that he sexually harassed her and tried to pressure her into a physical relationship while they worked together.
  • British actress Romola Garai told The Guardian she felt "violated" following a meeting with Harvey Weinstein in his London hotel room when she was 18 in which he was in a bathrobe. Garai said that once she was in the room the two had a brief discussion about film but she felt "belittled" by his "abuse of power."
  • Model and actress Cara Delevingne accused Weinstein of propositioning her and attempting to kiss her after a meeting about an upcoming film. "He said to me that if I was gay or decided to be with a woman especially in public, that I'd never get the role of a straight woman or make it as an actress in Hollywood," Delevingne said in a statement.
  • French actress Lea Seydoux became the latest in a string of female Hollywood stars speaking out against Weinstein. Also subjected to his advances, she alleged "everyone" in Hollywood "knew what Harvey was up to".
  • In a revealing piece written for Variety, Heather Graham revealed that Weinstein asked her to have sex with him in exchange for being included in his movie in the early 2000s. He told Graham that he had an agreement with his wife in which he could sleep with whomever he wanted whenever he was out of town. "I walked out of the meeting feeling uneasy," Graham wrote.
  • Kate Winslet has revealed in an interview with Los Angeles times why she didn't thank the disgraced film producer in her 2009 Oscars speech. "That was deliberate. That was absolutely deliberate," Winslet said. "I remember being told. 'Make sure you thank Harvey if you win'. And I remember turning around and saying, 'No I won't. No I won't.' ... If people aren't well-behaved, why would I thank him?""
  • British actress Lysette Anthony said he had attacked her in her London home in the late '80s. Anthony said It happened after she had got to know the producer when she starred in the 1982 film Krull, according to The Telegraph.
  • Kate Beckinsale also came forward about Weinstein sexually harassing her when she was just 17 and hampering her career. She posted her statement to Instagram with a picture of her as a teenager and wrote that when she was called to meet him at the Savoy Hotel in London, Weinstein opened the door in a bathrobe. She left the room "uneasy but unscathed".
  • Actress Eva Green has said she felt "shocked and disgusted" after an encounter with Weinstein in which she allegedly had to "push him off" during a business meeting. The Bond girl gave her statement after her mother told a French radio that her daughter "was a victim of this horrible man".

Ase recalled that 11 years ago, she was in Thailand for work when she received a call from Weinstein's assistant, inviting her for a dinner.

"As a young artiste filled with dreams, who wouldn't want to meet Harvey Weinstein?

"Plus, not everyone gets the chance to."

However, five minutes after reaching the venue, she felt that something was off.

"I didn't feel like I was invited to talk about work or collaboration opportunities.

"It was more of a social gathering.

"There were many women, and I was lucky to be seated beside a Hong Kong star.

"I knew she wasn't with the rest of the group, and they would probably leave her alone.

"So I felt safe.

"Later I saw the women left one by one, probably they were going to Weinstein's room.

"I quickly left."

The next day, Weinstein's assistant called Ase again to invite her for another dinner, which she refused.

However, the assistant keep pestering despite her insistence and even asked her if she had any friends she could introduce.

Ase lamented: "I was shocked, but this was the reality."

"Harvey Weinstein is merely the tip of the iceberg, and there are many instances of such men in Asia as well.

"They include directors producers, screenwriters, or wealthy businessmen."

Ase was also once verbally harassed by a Hollywood director.

Fortunately, her manager was with her as they knew about the 'reputation' of the man.

Ase revealed: "Once the audition started, the direction changed.

"He started asking me what kind of men did I like to date.

"At that moment, I was shocked and I felt very insignificant.

"I replied that I grew up in Asia and like Asian men."

To her surprise, the director asked, "Have you tried a caucasian?"

Ase did not reply and thought of leaving immediately.

Once, someone told Ase that he would buy her a condominium and a car if she slept with him.

What was more appalling, he was already married.

Ase also added that it was unfair that as a woman, each time she meets someone in the industry, she doesn't know if the person is purely reviewing her talents or have other ulterior motives.

Ase confessed that she was proud of her determination and hard work, but the sexual harassment episodes have shattered her pride.

She also encouraged other women to voice out if they were in a compromising situation, saying:

"The situation won't change.

"But can it be improved? Possibly.

"I want to encourage young girls to be more vocal.

"Even if you feel small in a group of men, be brave and voice your stand."

Ase is not the first Singapore celebrity to accuse Weinstein of sexual harassment, another actress, Caitanya Tan, also shared her experience with Weinstein in an earlier report.