Monday, May 27, 2024

Small World: New Weinstein Accuser Lysette Anthony was Once Sister-in-Law of Suspended Amazon Executive Roy Price


Among the many Harvey Weinstein accusers is actress-model Lysette Anthony. She says Weinstein attacked her in London years ago.

But in a weird case of Small World, it turns out that Anthony was also once the sister in law of now suspended Amazon Media exec Roy Price. Anthony was married to Price’s brother David from 1999-2003.

Roy Price has been suspended by Amazon for sexual harassment in another case altogether. He had been running the TV side of things. Amazon cancelled the red carpet last night for Woody Allen’s “Wonder Wheel” lest there be questions about Price. Ironically, one of Anthony’s few good film credits is Woody’s “Husbands and Wives” from 1992.

Meantime, Anthony made headlines in the UK years ago for taking the father of her son, composer Simon Boswell, to court for assault in 2011. Boswell was acquitted.

In 2014 Anthony told the British press: ‘Over the years I’ve had a lot of expensive husbands. I have been homeless and on welfare. That was during what I called ‘the troubles’, and I had a mucky break-up with my son’s stepfather.”

Roy Price, meantime, has had his imminent marriage to Lila Feinberg called off because of accusations against him. And in another small world moment, Feinberg’s wedding dress was being designed by Weinstein’s wife, Georgina Chapman, for Marchesa.

Now see if you can repeat all that out loud without looking!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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