Kate Winslet purposely didn’t thank Harvey Weinstein at Oscars

Kate Winslet offered plenty of thanks in her 2009 Oscars acceptance speech for "The Reader," but one notable name was missing: Harvey Weinstein.

Weinstein's production company had distributed the post-World War II drama, and the Hollywood honcho had aggressively campaigned for Winslet.

But he was not among the 19 people she thanked, and with good reason.

"That was deliberate. That was absolutely deliberate," the actress told the Los Angeles Times. "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.' And it was nothing to do with not being grateful. If people aren't well-behaved, why would I thank him?"

Winslet's purposeful omission came nearly ten years before Weinstein would go on to become the subject of two shocking exposés in which decades of alleged sexual harassment, sexual assault and rape were revealed.

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NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 14: Kate Winslet attends the NYFF premiere of 'Wonder Wheel' at Alice Tully Hall on October 14, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Todd Williamson/Getty Images for Amazon Studios)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 13: Kate Winslet attends NYFF's 'A Conversation With Kate Winslet' at Francesca Beale Theater on October 13, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Todd Williamson/Getty Images for Amazon Studios)
Kate Winslet during filming of the Graham Norton Show at the London Studios, to be aired on BBC One on Friday evening. (Photo by Isabel Infantes/PA Images via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 26: Actress Kate Winslet attends the 'The Mountain Between Us' special screening at Time Inc. Screening Room on September 26, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0745 -- Pictured: Actress Kate Winslet during an interview on September 26, 2017 -- (Photo by: Andrew Lipovsky/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 26: Actress Kate Winslet is seen outside Good Morning America on September 26, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 10: Actress Kate Winslet attends the premiere of 'The Mountain Between Us' during the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival at Roy Thomson Hall on September 10, 2017 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by J. Countess/WireImage)
TORONTO, ONTARIO - SEPTEMBER 09: Kate Winslet at 'The Mountain Between Us' Press Conference at the Ritz Carlton Hotel on September 9, 2017 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Vera Anderson/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 19: Kate Winslet seen on the filmset of 'The Mountain Between Us' on July 19, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Neil Mockford/GC Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 04: Kate Winslet attends the Giorgio Armani Prive Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2017-2018 show as part of Haute Couture Paris Fashion Week on July 4, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Stephane Cardinale - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 22: Kate Winslet attends WE Day UK at The SSE Arena on March 22, 2017 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 09: Kate Winslet, Niki Perry and Tamara Hill attend the launch Niki Perry Yoga's new video series 'Transform Now' at Grace Belgravia on November 9, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 18: Kate Winslet is seen on October 18, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by GWR/Star Max/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 29: Kate Winslet is on the set of the 'Untitled Woody Allen Project' on September 29, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Tal Rubin/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 16: Kate Winslet attends the London Fog Presents a New York Special Screening of 'The Dressmaker' at Florence Gould Hall on September 16, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Paul Bruinooge/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 16: Actors Liam Hemsworth and Kate Winslet attend as London Fog presents a New York special screening of 'The Dressmaker' on September 16, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for London Fog)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 30: Kate Winslet is seen filming Collateral Beauty on March 30, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Alessio Botticelli/GC Images)

But Winslet's grievances with the disgraced producer stretch back years, to when Weinstein distributed her first film, "Heavenly Creatures," and never let her forget it.

"For my whole career, Harvey Weinstein, whenever I've bumped into him, he'd grab my arm and say, 'Don't forget who gave you your first movie.' Like I owe him everything. Then later, with 'The Reader,' same thing, 'I'm gonna get you that Oscar nomination, I'm gonna get you a win, I'm gonna win for you," she recalled. "But that's how he operated. He was bullying and nasty. Going on a business level, he was always very, very hard to deal with — he was rude."

And it was such behavior surrounding her Oscar campaign for "The Reader" that left the star, 42, especially miffed.

Weinstein reportedly "badgered" producer Sydney Pollack on his deathbed and "harassed" the widow of producer Anthony Minghella after director Stephen Daldry said the film would not be ready in time for Oscar season.

"I can't even begin to describe the disgraceful behavior that went on — and I'm actually not going to because it's a can of worms that I'm not prepared to publicly open — nothing to do with sexual harassment, thankfully, lucky me," Winslet said. "My god. I somehow dodged that bullet."

Though the "Titanic" actress clearly had her misgivings about Weinstein back in 2009, Winslet said in a statement last week that she was "shocked" to hear the numerous allegations against him.

She did, however, acknowledge that she was well aware of swirling speculation surrounding the skeevy mogul.

"I had hoped that these kinds of stories were just made up rumors, maybe we have all been naïve," she wrote. "And it makes me so angry."

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Kadian Noble, has filed a lawsuit against Harvey Weinstein in New York federal court accusing the movie producer of sex trafficking by inviting her to a hotel room in France and sexually assaulting her.
Paz de la Huerta, who stars on HBO's 'Boardwalk Empire,' claims Harvey Weinstein raped her on two separate occasions in 2010: "I was in no state. I was so terrified of him," she told Vanity Fair. "I did say no, and when he was on top of me, I said, 'I don't want to do this' ... It was disgusting. He's like a pig."
British actress Lysette Anthony has publicly accused Harvey Weinstein of raping her in her home in the late 1980s.
Amber Anderson said Harvey Weinstein 'behaved inappropriately' and bragged about other actresses he had 'helped' in exchange for sexual favors.
Natassia Malthe has accused Weinstein of raping her in a hotel room. On a separate occasion, after she was assured that Weinstein would not come onto her, she was allegedly escorted to Weinstein's hotel room by an assistant. In the room was another woman, who performed oral sex on Weinstein whil he asked Malthe to join.
Lupita Nyong'o wrote a detailed essay for the New York Times recounting multiple incidents with Weinstein, including an evening during which he asked her to give him a nude massage while his family was in the same home.
Marisa Coughlan said that she planned to meet Weinstein for a meeting at his hotel. Instead, he requested a massage.

Heather Graham said Weinstein told her he had an agreement with his wife that allowed him to sleep with whomever he wants. He then asked him to meet her to discuss a film project at his hotel, falsely telling her that her friend would also be present. She declined.

French actress Judith Godreche has accused Weinstein of inappropriately pressing up against her, trying to remove her sweater and asking for a massage.

Lauren Holly said that during a seemingly normal meeting with Weinstein to discuss a project, he began disrobing, got into the shower, and went to the bathroom while continuing to converse with her. He then allegedly asked her for a massage. She fled. 
Angie Everhart said that she was sleeping in her own cabin on a yacht when Harvey Weinstein entered, blocked the door and began masturbating. He told her not to tell anyone, but she "told everyone," including many actors and producers. In response, most told her that it was just Harvey being Harvey. In an interview with TMZ, she emphasized that anyone in the industry who knew Harvey at all knew that he regularly did things like what he allegedly did to her.
Kate Beckinsale has accused Harvey Weinstein of coming onto her in his hotel room when she was 17 years old.
Tara Subkoff said that in the 1990s, on the same day that she was offered a major movie role, she met Harvey Weinstein at a party. He allegedly made her sit on his lap while he had an erection. He then told her that if he did not do certain sexual things, she would not get the role that she'd already been offered. She declined. Afterward, she said, her "reputation was ruined by false gossip" and she found it near impossible to book roles.
Minka Kelly said that Harvey Weinstein offered her a lavish lifestyle in exchange for being his extramarital girlfriend. She declined.
Gwyneth Paltrow told the New York Times that Harvey Weinstein asked her for a massage in his hotel suite. After she told then-boyfriend Brad Pitt, Pitt confronted him, leading Weinstein to contact Paltrow and "scream" at her, she said.
Asia Argento has accused Weinstein of raping her in his hotel room when she was 21. She first reluctantly agreed to give him a massage, and then he forcibly performed oral sex on her. During subsequent encounters, she had consensual sexual relations with him due to fear that he would otherwise ruin her career.
Rose McGowan has publicly accused Harvey Weinstein of rape. In October 2016, she tweeted reference to a studio head raping her. In October 2017, in a tweet to Amazon chief Jeff Bezos, McGowan referred to Weinstein by name while repeating her rape accusation. The alleged incident took place in the 1990s and resulted in a financial settlement.
Cara Delevingne has accused Harvey Weinstein of attempting to coerce her into kissing another woman in his hotel room. She had just begun her acting career and believed they were meeting just to finalize talks for a film role.
Angelina Jolie said she had a "bad experience with Harvey Weinstein in my youth" and refused to work with him subsequently.
Jessica Barth has accused Harvey Weinstein of demanding that she get naked and give him a massage.
Emma de Caunes has accused Harvey Weinstein of unexpectedly getting naked and demanding that she lie down as other women had supposedly done before her.
Lauren Sivan has accused Harvey Weinstein of cornering her in a public space and masturbating to completion in front of her.
Mira Sorvino, seen here at a Weinstein Co. event in January 2017, said that after refusing Harvey Weinstein's advances, he dissuaded others in the industry from hiring her.
Ambra Battilana has accused Harvey Weinstein of groping her breasts and reaching under her skirt. She went to the NYPD and then conducted a sting operation, the audio of which was published by the New Yorker. In the audio, Weinstein can be heard attempting to coerce her to enter his hotel room.
Louisette Geiss has accused Harvey Weinstein of luring her to his hotel room after assuring her he wouldn't hit on her. He then disrobed and repeatedly asked her to watch him masturbate, telling her he would produce her screenplay if she did.
Emily Nestor (far right), a former Weinstein Co. employee, has accused Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment.
Rosanna Arquette has accused Harvey Weinstein of dissuading others from hiring her after she rejected his sexual advances.
Rose McGowan has publicly accused Weinstein of sexual harassment. She has also accused others in the industry of knowing of Weinstein's misconduct and either actively or passively hiding it.
Ashley Judd has publicly accused Harvey Weinstein of asking her for a massage and then asking her to watch him shower.
Florence Darel has accused Harvey Weinstein of coming onto her in a hotel suite in 1996 while his wife was in the room next door.
Zoe Brock (left, in 2004) has accused Weinstein of getting naked and chasing her around a hotel room after she refused to give him a massage.
Katherine Kendall (right, in 2006) has accused Harvey Weinstein of disrobing and asking for a massage in his apartment after a movie screening, telling her that "everybody does it." He then asked her to at least show him her breasts, which she refused.
Romola Garai has accused Harvey Weinstein of making her feel "violated" when he watched her audition wearing only a bathrobe in his hotel room.
Lea Seydoux has accused Harvey Weinstein of forcibly trying to kiss her on the lips in 2012.
Claire Forlani said she "escaped" Harvey Weinstein on five occasions. He allegedly told her about all the actresses he had slept with and how he had in turn established their careers. He also attempted to get her to give him a massage.
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