Oliver Stone Accused of Sexual Assault as Hollywood Elite Crumbles
Oscar-winning director latest Hollywood power to face accusations of sex abuse
As the accusations of sexual assault flood in against Hollywood's elite, Oscar-winning director Oliver Stone is the latest movie mogul to be accused of sex abuse.
Following the revelations of sex crimes about Harvey Weinstein, Ben Affleck, and Amazon Studios chief Roy Price, Stone has now been placed firmly in the firing line.
After Stone had defended Harvey Weinstein amid more than a dozen allegations of sexual harassment, assault, and rape, a former Playboy Playmate accused the "Platoon" director of sexual assault.
Playboy’s Playmate of the Month in June 1997, Carrie Stevens, who also had several small movie and TV roles, has claimed that Stone had grabbed her breast at a party.
The 48-year-old model told the Daily News that she was at a party at producer Ted Field's home in honor of Stone more than 20 years ago when Stone walked up to her standing by the front door.
"He was really cocky, had this big grin on his face like he was going to get away with something," Stevens, who was 22 at the time, told The News.
At that point, Stone "reached out and...honked it like a horn," she said, describing him as "an immature guy in elementary school who snaps your bra."
Stevens said she was surrounded by other people, but nobody said anything.
"That's what's going on in Hollywood. That's why things have to change. He's Oliver Stone. Nobody's going to say anything," she told The News.
"He walked up like he was entitled to grab anything he wanted. He did it because he wanted to."
Stevens said she never saw Stone again, but that his actions aren't atypical in Hollywood. She also doesn't think she was his only victim.
"If they do it to one, they'll do it to as many as they can get away with," she told The News.
Stevens' accusation came in response to Stone’s comments about Weinstein at the Busan International Film Festival Thursday.
“I'm a believer that you wait until this thing gets to trial,” Stone said, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
“I believe a man shouldn't be condemned by a vigilante system. It's not easy what he's going through, either. During that period he was a rival. I never did business with him and didn't really know him. I've heard horror stories on everyone in the business, so I'm not going to comment on gossip. I'll wait and see, which is the right thing to do.”
Weinstein has been accused of harassing and assaulting multiple women over several decades, including Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow, Rose McGowan, Ashley Judd and Cara Delevingne.
A rep for Stone did not immediately return a request for comment.