'Working With Weinstein' Documentary Reveals Six Unheard Alleged Stories From British Employees

The hour-long programme is narrated by Weinstein's former assistant Zelda Perkins who famously broke her NDA last year after two decades of silence.


Following the well-documented alleged testimonies from Hollywood actresses against Harvey Weinstein, Channel 4's Working With Weinstein catalogues allegations of assault, abuse and sexual misconduct made against the US producer by those who worked alongside him in the UK.

A spokesperson for Harvey Weinstein has previously said that any allegations of non-consensual sex are unequivocally denied.

Narrated by Weinstein's former assistant Zelda Perkins - who eventually broke her Non Disclosure Agreement last year after two decades of silence - the documentary details former employees' experiences of behaviour they describe as the abuse of power in order to dominate, control and humiliate.


Here are the previously unheard stories from Weinstein's former employees and co-workers below:

'My Week with Marilyn' producer David Parfitt shares his alleged account of assault by Weinstein

David Parfitt recounts an alleged incident during which he claims Weinstein physically attacked him and verbally threatened him after a test screening of My With with Marilyn did better than he had expected.

'When we actually got through the main shoot and into the test, he decided it wasn't enough Marilyn's film and that he wanted more Marilyn,' Parfitt said.

David Parfitt with Shakespeare in Love's Dame Judi Dench and director John Madden

'The scores came in at the end of the test, um, and they were very good and I think he'd expected it to be not good,' he recalled.

'In his fury about it doing so well when he thought it wouldn't, he physically assaulted me.

'We were talking at the back of the theatre after the audience had left, but the Miramax crowd were around, and he pinned me up against a Coke machine and threatened all sorts of stuff.

'It was very scary. But he was just furious that the film in our version had worked.'

Weinstein Company personal assistant Gaia Elkington recalls an inappropriate encounter which resulted in her being fired

Former PA to Weinstein Gaia Elkington recalled an unsettling alleged encounter with Weinstein, during which she was helping him prepare for a flight to New York from his south-west London home.

Before he left, he had smacked her out of his way - not in a violent or aggressive manner, but because she was too unimportant to matter. Elkington claims that at Departures, he called her a 'c**t' and told her she was fired. She said she went outside and was physically sick.'


Laura Madden, a former employee of The Weinstein Company alleges Weinstein asked for a massage upon their first meeting:

Laura Madden details her first alleged encounter with Weinstein after meeting him in a hotel room shortly after securing a job at his film company.

Madden alleged: 'It very quickly turned from being a conversation about a profession, a job, to being about him being tired and having travelled a long way and him wanting a massage.

'And I think, I remember feeling sort of, sort of, quite shocked by this request. And him sort of, you know, you know, saying, you know, "What's wrong with that, that's normal. All my staff do this, this is very normal".

'And I felt that I was the one who was sexualising it and who was making it a problem. And so I ended up being given a massage by him.

'So he took my top off and he started massaging me. And I think all my clothes ended up coming off. And he, he was wearing a robe and masturbating. And then, it was a constant, there were constant new requests. It was, have a... no, no, let's have a shower.'


Madden also claims that despite Weinstein apologising and insisting she got the job because of she was talented, 'he never stopped trying it on, never. Even having promised that he wouldn't. It was consistent and constant'.

Madden and Perkins also claim female co-workers spoke in code, and shared ways to avoid Weinstein's alleged advances

Laura Madden claims that she and her co-workers at The Weinstein Company all spoke in code, but rarely did anyone speak about their own alleged encounters with Weinstein. Madden claims she didn't tell her colleagues what she claimed to have endured because she was harbouring feelings of guilt and responsibility.

She recalled that she and her fellow employees would try and go in threes whenever they were summoned to The Savoy Hotel where Weinstein worked while he was in the UK. She also claims they wore big jackets to avoid his alleged advances, and avoided sitting on the sofa next to him.

Producer Stephen Woolley says Weinstein was always present during nude scenes on set

Carol producer Stephen Woolley claims that whenever nude scenes were being filmed on set, Weinstein would always be there. He adds that Weinstein's presence during these scenes became almost comical and a sort of running joke between co-workers.

Employees claim they were asked to sign NDAs within The Weinstein Company

Non-Disclosure Agreements became commonplace within The Weinstein Company, which former employees allege enabled Weinstein to continue to behave inappropriately with impunity.

One former employee described her discomfort at being expected to escort women to Weinstein's hotel room and having to collect a prescription for erectile dysfunction injections.

Weinstein has responded to the allegations made in the Channel 4 documentary: 'The use of Non-Disclosure agreements with employees in both entertainment and media companies is.... standard in the industry.

'Mr. Parfitt and Mr. Weinstein had creative differences on the film, any conflict between them was solely over their different visions for the film.

…… while Mr. Weinstein has apologised for boorish behaviour in certain situations in the past, Mr. Weinstein unequivocally denies he ever engaged in criminal misconduct of any kind.'

Mr Weinstein says the allegations in this film are untrue.

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