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The Sopranos actress Annabella Sciorra has come forward to accuse disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein of rape.

The Italian-American actress told The New Yorker that Harvey Weinstein forced his way into her New York apartment and assaulted her in 1992.

Annabella Sciorra alleges that Harvey Weinstein harassed her in the subsequent years. In the article Daryl Hannah also says she was harassed by Harvey Weinstein.

His spokeswoman again said the producer denies claims of non-consensual contacts.

On October 26, another actress, Natassia Malthe, accused Harvey Weinstein of raping her in a London hotel room in 2008.

More than 50 women have now accused the movie mogul of a range of allegations ranging from rape to harassment.

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Annabella Sciorra told the New Yorker‘s Ronan Farrow that the assault happened in 1992 after she had filmed The Night We Never Met, which Harvey Weinstein produced.

Harvey Weisntein forced himself into Annabella Sciorra’s apartment in New York while she was getting ready for bed after he had dropped her off following a group dinner.

The actress said Harvey Weinstein “pushed the door open” and refused to leave when asked, before shoving her onto the bed and raping her.

“I struggled, but I had very little strength left in me,” she said.

“Like most of these women, I was so ashamed of what happened. And I fought. I fought. But still I was like, Why did I open that door?… I felt disgusting.”

Annabella Sciorra said she did not report the incident to the police, but alleges her career began to suffer and did not work again until 1995.

“I just kept getting this pushback of <<We heard you were difficult; we heard this or that>>. I think that that was the Harvey machine.”

Daryl Hannah, who starred in Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill series that Harvey Weinstein produced, also came forward with new allegations.

She said the producer tried to force himself into her hotel room when they were promoting Kill Bill and its sequel.

Daryl Hannah said that on one occasion the producer asked to grope her and then requested that she expose herself.

Since claims against him began to surface in early October, Harvey Weinstein has joined a rehabilitation program, but he has “unequivocally denied” all allegations of non-consensual contacts.

Daryl Hannah was arrested in northeast Texas on Thursday, along with a 78-year-old landowner as the pair protested an oil pipeline designed to bring crude from Canada to the Gulf Coast.

Daryl Hannah and landowner Eleanor Fairchild were standing in front of heavy equipment in an attempt to halt construction of the Keystone XL pipeline on Fairchild’s farm in Winnsboro, a town about 100 miles east of Dallas.

They were arrested for criminal trespassing and taken to the Wood County Jail, said Paul Bassis, Daryl Hannah’s manager.

“They’ve arrested Daryl Hannah and a rural Texas great-grandmother,” he added.

Daryl Hannah has long opposed TransCanada’s construction of the $7 billion pipeline, which is designed to transport heavy tar-sands crude oil from Alberta, Canada, to Texas’ Gulf Coast refineries.

“It is unfortunate Ms. Hannah and other out-of-state activists have chosen to break the law by illegally trespassing on private property,” David Dodson, a spokesman for TransCanada, said in an email. He also said protesters were “putting their own safety and the safety of others at risk”.

Paul Bassis said he spoke to the actress on Thursday evening and that there was ‘a strong indication’ that both women would be kept overnight at the local jail.

“The streets of Winnsboro will be much safer tonight now that they’ve gotten that 78-year-old great grandmother off the streets,” Paul Bassis said.

Daryl Hannah – who has starred in dozens of movies, including Kill Bill, Thelma and Louise and Splash – also was arrested in August 2011 while protesting the pipeline in Washington. She was one of several hundred prominent scientists and activists arrested that month.

They argue the pipeline would be unsafe because it would be carrying heavy, acidic crude oil that could more easily corrode a metal pipe, which would lead to a spill. They also say refining the oil would further contaminate the air in a region that has long struggled with pollution.

TransCanada says its pipeline would be the safest ever built, and that the crude is no dirtier than oil currently arriving from Venezuela or parts of California.

The issue became politically charged when congressional Republicans gave President Barack Obama 60 days to decide whether TransCanada should be granted the necessary permit for the pipeline to cross an international border before snaking its way 1,700 miles south to the Texas coast.

Barack Obama, saying his administration did not have enough time to study the potential environmental impacts, denied the permit in January.

However, he encouraged TransCanada to reroute the northern portion of the pipeline to avoid an environmentally sensitive area of Nebraska. He also promised to expedite permitting of a southern portion of the pipeline from Cushing, Oklahoma, to the Gulf Coast to relieve a bottleneck at the Cushing refinery.

TransCanada began construction of that portion of the pipeline this summer after receiving the necessary permits. Some Texas landowners, joined by activists from outside the state, have tried through various protests to stop or slow down construction.