'Wall Street' Director Oliver Stone Hit With Allegation of Sexual Assault in Wake of Weinstein Scandal
Days after Hollywood was rocked by lurid allegations against Harvey Weinstein, a former Playboy model and actress says Oscar-winning director Oliver Stone sexually assaulted her.
Carrie Stevens, who had roles in TV shows like Beverly Hills 90210 and Two-and-a-Half Men, claims the Hollywood filmmaker groped her at a party in the 1990s.
"He reached out and just grabbed my breast,” she told Inside Edition. “There was nothing sexy about it, it was obnoxious.”
She was only 22 years old at the time.
"It was the first time I was invited to anything like that and I didn't know the protocol," she said. "I didn't know what you’re supposed to do. I didn't want to be a troublemaker. I didn't want to complain."
Stevens shared details of that shocking encounter after Stone appeared to defend Weinstein's behavior earlier this week.
"I’m a big believer in waiting for things to get to trial,” Stone told reporters at the Busan International Film Festival. “It's not easy what he's going through."
That prompted Stevens to call Stone out on social media, tweeting, "Two of a kind! When I heard about Harvey, the first person I thought of was Oliver Stone."
And she's not the only one calling out the famed director, as actress Patricia Arquette shared an uncomfortable encounter she says she had with Stone at a movie screening after she had declined to work on a film with him.
“Years ago Oliver Stone wanted me to do a movie," she wrote on Twitter. "We talked about the material, which was very sexual. The meeting was professional. Then I received from him long stem jungle roses. It's not uncommon to receive flowers but something about them felt weird. I ignored it.”
Arquette then went on to explain that Stone’s assistant called her to make sure she got the roses and invited her to a screening of Natural Born Killers.
“Something felt weird so I asked my boyfriend to go with me. The room was packed. Oliver stopped me coming out of the bathroom... He said, ‘Why did you bring him?’ I said, ‘Why is it a problem I brought him? It shouldn't be a problem. Think about THAT Oliver,” she wrote.
By Friday, Stone had changed his tone, saying in a statement to Vanity Fair: "After looking at what has been reported in many publications over the last couple of days, I’m appalled and commend the courage of the women who've stepped forward to report sexual abuse or rape."
Inside Edition's calls to Oliver Stone for comment were not returned.