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Oscar-Winning Actress Lupita Nyong’o Speaks Out about Harvey Weinstein

By Teonny Spears / Published on Friday, 20 Oct 2017 11:31 AM / No Comments

On Thursday, October 19, 2017, Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o became the latest celebrity to speak out about being sexually assaulted by Harvey Weinstein, revealing that she first encountered Weinstein in 2011, as a student at the Yale School of Drama.

They met at an awards ceremony in Berlin and exchanged contacts. Soon after, Weinstein convinced Nyong’o to come to his home for a film screening. He got her into his bedroom under the pretense of having something to show her, at which point he told her he’d like to give her a massage:


“I panicked a little and thought quickly to offer to give him one instead. It would allow me to be in control physically, to know exactly where his hands were at all times.”

Lupita also recounts an incident where Weinstein invited her to a so-called professional dinner but was later asked to meet him in his private room. She declined and he made threats about her career. She wrote:

“Let’s cut to the chase. I have a private room upstairs where we can have the rest of the meal.”

You can read Lupita’s full op-ed here.

About Teonny Spears

26 year-old Teonny Spears, is from a small town in Louisiana called Ferriday, where he currently lives. A fan of Pop music, Teonny began writing at a small age and in 2005, he began blogging for fun on Myspace about his favorite artists. After building a love for entertainment news, he began working for, and launched his own weekly show in 2009 called EnterSHADEment Talk for 8 seasons and over 200 episodes before ending the show in 2012. He shortly left Defglam in the same year. In 2012, Teonny became the Pop Culture Expert for Sinuous Magazine.After a three-year run, Teonny left the publication to pursue new interests, and now resides at, as the Editor-in-Chief, where he specializes in Celebrity Gossip, fashion, music & introducing readers to new and rising talent. Teonny is also part of a collective called The Bloginati, a Multifaceted group with people who touch on several forms of media.
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