Hilton’s recollection of the encounter in a Glamour UK cover story was published Thursday, on the day the disgraced producer was sentenced to 16 years in prison in a Los Angeles case.
Weinstein plans to appeal both convictions, Variety reported.
Hilton told the publication that she was 19 when she met Weinstein before he hosted the amfAR (The Foundation for AIDS Research) gala that took place during the Cannes Film Festival in 2000.
She said Weinstein, who approached her and a friend while the two were at lunch, asked whether she had Hollywood aspirations and invited her up to his room to read scripts.
“I just didn’t want to go, so I never went,” Hilton said.
Later, on the night of the gala, Weinstein followed her to a restroom and screamed, “Ya wanna be a star?” Hilton said.
“I went into the bathroom and then he followed me,” she said.
“He tried to open the door, he was hammering on the door, banging on it. And I wouldn’t open it, because I was like, ‘I’m in a stall, why do you want to come in here?’ And I just wouldn’t open it. And security came and literally carried him away and he was like [shouting], ‘This is my party,’ going nuts. It scared me and freaked me out.”
She told the publication that she was aware of rumors about Weinstein’s behavior and “everyone was terrified of” him, then a producer with