Oliver Stone Accused of Groping Former Playboy Model

Oliver Stone/ Getty Images
Oliver Stone/ Getty Images

Former Playboy model and actress Carrie Stevens likened Hollywood film producer Oliver Stone to rival producer Harvey Weinstein after she saw reports that Stone expressed sympathy for the fallen movie mogul.

Stone lent his voice on Friday morning to the conversation that has followed the allegations of sexual harassment and assault against Weinstein recently reported by the New York Times and the New Yorker. Stone was addressing the international media at the Busan International Film Festival in South Korea when reporters asked about his reaction to Weinstein's allegations and whether he had been aware of the rumors about his behavior over the last three decades, the Cut reports.

"I’m a believer that you wait until this thing goes to trial. I believe a man shouldn’t be condemned by a vigilante system. It’s not easy what he’s going through, either," Stone said.

Stevens responded to a tweet linking to a Hollywood Reporter article that included Stone’s initial comments. She reflected on the tweet headline by sharing about a time when Stone groped her breast when they were at the same party.

Stevens also wrote a Facebook post about her experience with Stone, and said that these "douche bags are not above the law, and they should be held to the same standard as every other man."

"When I heard about Harvey, the first person I thought of was Oliver Stone, and it he is…I was only 22 years old," Stevens wrote. "Oliver walked past me & grabbed my boob as he waltzed out the front door of a party. I still remember the cocky grin on his face like he got away with something."

Stone later backtracked on his initial comments about the Weinstein allegations, clarifying in a Facebook post that he wasn't initially aware of all the women who came forward to support the original Times story because he had "been traveling."

"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," he wrote. "I’ll therefore recuse myself from the ‘Guantanamo' series as long as the Weinstein Company is involved."