"That's what he takes advantage of, that isolated, vulnerable girl," says Heche.
Update: A spokeswoman for Harvey Weinstein tells TooFab, "While Ms. Heche and Mr. Weinstein were friendly, he denies these claims as nothing more than an attempt to pile on to the current conversation. Mr. Weinstein denies Ms. Heche's allegations and has further confirmed that there were never any acts of retaliation against any women for refusing his advances."
The actress shared her #MeToo moment during an interview on the "Allegedly with Theo Vonn & Matthew Cole Weiss" podcast, after being asked why she thought more women didn't speak out sooner.
"First of all, you were threatened the second you walk out the door. I personally did not suck Harvey's dick, although he showed it to me and I got out of the room before there was any physical contact," she explained. "The fact is, I was fired from a job I had been hired for in Miramax. The repercussions of standing up for yourself were as deep and targeted as some of the scars of the women who actually got more physically unfortunately involved."
She added that "there is no bigger monster" in Hollywood and "it's great that's he's being taken down."
"The efforts he made to have people followed, have threats, he fired people. You're talking about girls, young actresses are very vulnerable. A lot of us come from hurt backgrounds," she continued. "What happens when you come from a broken place, you don't have any guidance, you don't have support, a parent you can go to. And you certainly don't want to go to Harvey's partner and say this happened. You come to LA, you're alone, you don't have friends that you are being able to talk to and that's what he takes advantage of, that isolated, vulnerable girl."
"That's why every one of us was 19, 20, 21 or 22. He didn't go after the 40 year old woman," Heche added. "He hits on me when I'm 19, 20, 21, 22, vulnerable, scared, frightened."
Heche said her own history with abuse, which she detailed in her memoir "Call Me Crazy," helped her find strength. "If I wasn't sexually abused as a child, I don't know if I would have had the strength to stand up to Harvey and many others," she added.