After rising to fame as Samantha Jones’ eye candy in 2008’s “Sex and the City” movie, Gilles Marini became highly sought after, but not for the reasons he expected.
“I was approached by extremely powerful people, especially after ‘Sex and the City,’” the “Dancing with the Stars” alum told People. “I became a piece of meat for many executives in Hollywood.”
Marini, 41, who appeared as Samantha’s (Kim Cattrall) next-door neighbor in the film adaptation of the HBO series, opened up about his experience as a result of the sexual allegations piling up against Harvey Weinstein. Over 80 women have come forward, alleging they had been sexually harassed or assaulted by the film mogul. Weinstein, 62, entered rehab for sex addiction earlier this month.
“This man doesn’t need to go to a sexual addiction [treatment] … that is a joke to me,” said the French-born model. “When you violate someone, the only place you need to go is jail.”
However, Weinstein has told pals the scandal will help him “change the world,” sources revealed to Page Six.
“Harvey believes he is a savior,” an insider told Page Six.
A rep for the disgraced producer has reiterated that “any allegations of nonconsensual sex are unequivocally denied by Mr. Weinstein.”