Who Is Lauren Sivan? Harvey Weinstein Allegedly Masturbated In Front Of Reporter

Gretchen Carlson Harvey Weinstein

Gretchen Carlson Harvey Weinstein

The agreement was for her to provide a revised edition of her 2011 Knowing Your Value book - also published through Weinstein - and provide two other works, one tentatively titled Comeback Careers.

On Friday, Lisa Bloom, a lawyer representing Weinstein called his behavior "gross" and "illegal" even as she continued to defend him.

Now that the New York Times has officially outed Harvey Weinstein for his allegedly decades long history of sexual misconduct, others are finding it easier to come forward.

Mr. Weinstein was not available to be interviewed for the Huffington Post's report, his attorney told the new site.

Sivan recalled that, while at the club, Weinstein asked her to join him on a tour of its restaurant, Cafe Socialista. Now, a former reporter for News 12 says that Weinstein essentially trapped her in a deserted NYC restaurant and masturbated in front of her.

He then attempted to kiss her but she pulled away and told him that she had a boyfriend. He then proceeded to expose himself and allegedly masturbated in front of her and then ejaculated into a nearby plant. She and her friend quickly left following the encounter.

While Sivan has remained silent about the incident out of fear of retaliation from Weinstein, who has tremendous power in Hollywood, her friend who was also at the event has collaborated her story with The Huffington Post. According to multiple women who spoke to HuffPost on the condition of anonymity who said they had similar experiences with Weinstein, he has started out meetings or interactions with other people in the room and then dismissed them to be alone with women in order to make advances.

"Morning Joe" co-host Mika Brzezinski says she'd rather turn the page than write a book for accused serial sexual harasser Harvey Weinstein.

According to Sivan, Weinstein then undressed and masturbated in front of her, zipped his trousers back and left the place.

Once Sivan and Weinstein were downstairs they chatted and he showed her the cafe. The incident in the vestibule didn't last long. She claims she once again pointed out that she was in a relationship and ended the call and all communication with Weinstein. Remaining board members hired an outside law firm to investigate the allegations and said Weinstein would take an indefinite leave of absence.