The actor Cara Delevingne is among stars who have taken to Twitter to explain why they delayed coming forward with stories of sexual assault.
“I felt ashamed of what happened and didn’t want to publicly ruin someone’s life,” wrote Delevingne, using the hashtag #WhyIDidntReport. This was coined in the aftermath of the allegations dating back 36 years against supreme court judge nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
President Trump on Wednesday repeated his feeling that the time lag between alleged incident and public complaint meant such stories lacked credibility.
Delevingne is one of a number of high-profile actors who has accused producer Harvey Weinstein of sexual misconduct. Writing in October 2017, she detailed an incident at an unknown time during which Weinstein made unwanted advances towards her, after instructing another woman to kiss her in a hotel room.