LΓ©a Seydoux alleges Harvey Weinstein tried to kiss her

LΓ©a Seydoux has joined an ever-growing list of women who have accused Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment.

The Spectre actress revealed she had to defend herself after the film director allegedly jumped on her and tried to kiss her.

The French star, who won the Palme d'Or at Cannes for Blue Is The Warmest Colour, said the movie mogul stared at her "as if I was a piece of meat".

Writing in the Guardian, she said: "We met in the lobby of his hotel. His assistant, a young woman, was there. All throughout the evening, he flirted and stared at me as if I was a piece of meat. 

"He acted as if he were considering me for a role. But I knew that was bulls**t. I knew it, because I could see it in his eyes. He had a lecherous look. He was using his power to get sex.

"He invited me to come to his hotel room for a drink. We went up together. It was hard to say no because he's so powerful. All the girls are scared of him.

LΓ©a Seydoux alleges Harvey Weinstein tried to kiss her

"Soon, his assistant left and it was just the two of us. That's the moment where he started losing control.

Lea continued: "We were talking on the sofa when he suddenly jumped on me and tried to kiss me. I had to defend myself. He's big and fat, so I had to be forceful to resist him."

She says when she left his room she was digusted, but not afraid because she always knew what kind of character he was.

The actress added that she had seen Weinstein hitting on women on numerous occasions since then, sharing: "Everyone could see what he was doing".

LΓ©a says the only reason he has managed to stay this successful and at the top of his game is because of how powerful he is.

The actress also revealed she had similar experiences with other men in the film industry, citing one director who told her he wanted to have sex with her and another who lingered over long sex scenes, filming them over days and "replaying the scenes over and over again in a kind of stupor".