Harvey Weinstein’s former driver has made a series of shocking claims about the disgraced movie mogul in a candid new interview, revealing that Weinstein’s staff and French locals would call him ‘Le Porc’ (the pig) because of his sweaty demeanour and the way that he would grunt at women.
Mickael Chemloul, 56, also opened up about how the star would lure women into the back of his car, even claiming that he had one women “beg him not to hurt her”.
Mickael worked as Harvey’s driver in the south of France between 2008 and 2013 and claims that Weinstein would regularly cheat on his wife, Georgina Chapman, whilst she was pregnant, kept Viagra and condoms in the glove compartment of his car, and even revealed that Weinstein almost died at Naomi Campbell’s birthday party after his gastric band burst.
Speaking to The Sun, the driver shared: “Weinstein was a terrible man to work for. When he came to Cannes we all knew what to expect.”
He detailed how the high-powered film exec would “shake” from excitement “as if he [was] having an orgasm” when he saw attractive women and would indulge in “Viagra, chewing gum, Coca-Cola and loads of M&M’s” before attending sex parties.
Speaking about Naomi’s birthday party, Mickael recalled that a nearby surgeon rushed to Weinstein’s aid, sharing: “It appeared he had eaten so much from the buffet that it was too much for the sort of gastric band he had fitted.
“The surgeon did a manipulation that allowed Harvey’s food to go down, so he could breathe more easily. He told me Harvey would have died within 30 minutes if he had not intervened.”
Mickael finally quit his position working for Weinstein following an altercation over escorts in 2013.
The chauffeur claims that after Mickael misunderstood the location of where he’d wanted to meet two escorts, Weinstein threatened to have the mafia kill the driver.
It has also been reported that Weinstein attacked the driver, leaving Mickael with a broken finger, bruised ribs, and facial injuries – an incident that was reported to Cannes police.
Mickael’s comments come after dozens of women – many high profile actresses – have come forward to accuse Harvey Weinstein of serious sexual assault.
In recent weeks, Cara Delevingne, Gwyneth Paltrow and Angelina Jolie have been among the dozens of women to have accused Weinstein of making unwanted sexual advances towards them, with Rose McGowan and Asia Argento among the actresses to accuse the film producer of rape.
Weinstein, 65, has insisted that all sexual conduct has been consensual, with his spokeswoman Sallie Hofmeister saying earlier this month: “Any allegations of non-consensual sex are unequivocally denied by Mr Weinstein.”