Yesterday (Oct. 19) Oscar award winning actress Lupita Nyong’o revealed that she too had been sexually harassed by embattled super powerful Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein.

She joins 49 other women (including Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie) who have alleged Weinstein either raped. sexxually assualted or sexually harrased them.

Faces Of All 49 Women Accusing Harvey Weinstein Of Sexual Assault & Harassment

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In an op-ed piece for New York Times, Lupita spoke out about her own encounters with Weinstein.
The first she says was when she met him in Berlin when she was still a student at The Yale School of Drama and she left the meeting feeling uneasy.

The second was when he invited her to his Connecticut home to watch a movie screening with his family. She wrote that at lunch at a restaurant before the movie he tried to ply her with alcohol and called her stubborn when she refused.

She then said during the movie screening with his family, he invited her for a tour of his home and led her to his bedroom where, he requested massaging her and then took of his pants.

Harvey led me into a bedroom — his bedroom — and announced that he wanted to give me a massage. I thought he was joking at first. He was not. For the first time since I met him, I felt unsafe. I panicked a little and thought quickly to offer to give one instead: It would allow me to be in control physically, to know exactly where his hands were at all times.

Part of our drama school curriculum at Yale included body work, using massage techniques on one another to understand the connection between body, mind and emotion, and so I felt I could rationalize giving him one and keep a semblance of professionalism in spite of the bizarre circumstance. He agreed to this and lay on the bed. I began to massage his back to buy myself time to figure out how to extricate myself from this undesirable situation. Before long he said he wanted to take off his pants. I told him not to do that and informed him that it would make me extremely uncomfortable. He got up anyway to do so and I headed for the door, saying that I was not at all comfortable with that. “If we’re not going to watch the film, I really should head back to school,” I said.

I opened the door and stood by the frame. He put his shirt on and again mentioned how stubborn I was. I agreed with an easy laugh, trying to get myself out of the situation safely. I was after all on his premises, and the members of his household, the potential witnesses, were all (strategically, it seems to me now) in a soundproof room.

She then spoke about another incident in New York when she met with the powerful producer for a work dinner and he said to her,

Let’s cut to the chase. I have a private room upstairs where we can have the rest of our meal.

She continues,

I was stunned. I told him I preferred to eat in the restaurant. He told me not to be so naïve. If I wanted to be an actress, then I had to be willing to do this sort of thing. He said he had dated Famous Actress X and Y and look where that had gotten them. I was silent for a while before I mustered up the courage to politely decline his offer. “You have no idea what you are passing up,” he said. “With all due respect, I would not be able to sleep at night if I did what you are asking, so I must pass,” I replied.

His whole demeanor changed at that point. “Then I guess we are two ships passing in the night.” I had never heard that saying before, so I remember asking him what it meant. “It means just that,” he said. “We are two ships going in two different directions. So we are done here,” he said. “You can leave.”

While her opening up about these unsettling incidents with Weinstein has received huge support from women, one woman who isn’t supporting her is Cameroonian music artiste and beauty entrepreneur – Dencia.

The Whitenicous founder had previously called Lupita a slave, after the actress at the 2014 Essence Magazine Black Women In Hollywood Honours, talked about a fan who wrote to her about hating her dark skin so much she had bought Dencia’s controversial skin lightening cream.

She went on drag Lupita a couple more times while the Kenyan actress went ahead to sweep every major acting accolade in Hollywood during that year’s Awards season.

And now she is calling out the actress for not speaking out sooner about her harassment at Weinstein’s hands.

She took to her Twitter page yesterday where she said,

DO YOU THINK IT’S HYPOCRITICAL THAT LUPITA ONLY SPOKE OUT AFTER ALL THESE OTHER WOMEN DID?

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