When Winslet took home the Academy Award for Best Actress in 2009, for her performance in The Reader, she did not mention Weinstein, whose company financed and distributed the drama.
Speaking with the Los Angeles Times, Winslet said the omission was "absolutely deliberate."
"I remember being told, 'Make sure you thank Harvey if you win.' And I remember turning around and saying, 'No I won't. No I won't,'" she recalled. "And it was nothing to do with not being grateful. If people aren't well-behaved, why would I thank him?"
While Winslet said that she "thankfully" was never the target of sexual harassment by Weinstein -- adding, "I somehow dodged that bullet" -- Winslet claims his bullying behavior as a producer was intolerable.
"For my whole career, Harvey Weinstein, whenever I've bumped into him, he'd grab my arm and say, 'Don't forget who gave you your first movie.' Like I owe him everything," Winslet said, referring to her debut film role in Peter Jackson's 1994 crime drama Heavenly Creatures, which Weinstein's former company, Miramax, produced.
"But that's how he operated," Winslet stated. "He was bullying and nasty. Going on a business level, he was always very, very hard to deal with — he was rude. He used to call my female agent a [vulgar name for a woman] every time he spoke to her on the telephone."
The celebrated actress went on to say that The Reader was the last time she would have ever worked for the movie mogul.
"He was always, always very, very, very unpleasant to deal with. Very," Winslet said. "I won't be pushed around or bullied by anyone. I was bullied as a child. Never again. Certainly not by Harvey Weinstein."
While many in Hollywood have suggested that Weinstein's alleged actions were frequently rumored among celebrities, actress and singer Courtney Love actually addressed them publicly over a decade ago.
In a video, discovered by TMZ on Saturday, from Comedy Central's 2005 roast of Pamela Anderson, Love was walking the red carpet and was asked by comedian Natasha Leggero what advice she had for young aspiring actresses who want to move to Hollywood.
"Ummm… I’ll get libeled if I say it," Love says in the video, before quickly stating, "If Harvey Weinstein invites you to a private party in his Four Seasons [hotel room], don't go."
Love responded to TMZ's report, claiming, "Although I wasn't one of his victims, I was eternally banned by CAA for speaking out against Harvey Weinstein."
A spokesperson for Weinstein, Sallie Hofmeister, issued a statement to The New Yorker last week, saying in part, "Any allegations of non-consensual sex are unequivocally denied by Mr. Weinstein. Mr. Weinstein has further confirmed that there were never any acts of retaliation against any women for refusing his advances. Mr. Weinstein obviously can’t speak to anonymous allegations, but with respect to any women who have made allegations on the record, Mr. Weinstein believes that all of these relationships were consensual."