Lupita Nyong'o
Lupita Nyong'o poses in the VIP Lounge during the 2017 Global Citizen Festival in Central Park in New York City, Sept. 23, 2017. Getty Images

Oscar-winning actor Lupita Nyong’o has come forward about her shocking encounters with Harvey Weinstein in an op-ed published in the New York Times on Thursday, adding her name to the growing list of Hollywood actresses that Weinstein is accused of sexually harassing.

She wrote that not only did Weinstein attempt to ply her with alcohol when she met with him at a restaurant in 2011 but after they moved the meeting to his home to watch a film screening; he offered her a massage, which appears to echo the other stories of his sexual harassment.

The “12 Years a Slave” and "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" actor wrote that she “felt sick in the pit of [her] stomach” after allegations by more than 50 women became public and she realized her alleged treatment was part of a “sinister pattern of behavior” by the well-known producer.

Soon after the publication of the op-ed on the newspaper, social media users took to Twitter and acknowledged the Kenyan-Mexican actor’s bravery for speaking out about her encounters.

Some also took a dig at the Hollywood producer and said that the number of actors he has not harassed is easier and faster to name after this revelation.

In the piece, Nyong’o said she first encountered Weinstein while she was a student at the Yale School of Drama in 2001, attending the Berlin film festival, where she was present at a dinner with the producer. Not long after, she was invited to a screening at his home in Westport, Connecticut, after the dinner where Weinstein had appeared to be irritated as she refused to drink alcohol. The actor wrote that after the dinner when they were at his home, the producer offered to give her a massage, while his children were present in another room watching a film.

"Harvey led me into a bedroom - his bedroom - and announced that he wanted to give me a massage. I thought he was joking at first. He was not. For the first time since I met him, I felt unsafe. I panicked a little and thought quickly to offer to give him one instead: It would allow me to be in control physically, to know exactly where his hands were at all times," she wrote.

"I began to massage his back to buy myself time to figure out how to extricate myself from this undesirable situation," she wrote. "Before long he said he wanted to take off his pants. I told him not to do that and informed him that it would make me extremely uncomfortable. He got up anyway to do so and I headed for the door, saying that I was not at all comfortable with that."

The actor also wrote about another dinner she went to with the producer a couple of months later in TriBeCa, New York where Weinstein propositioned her. "Before the starters arrived, he announced: 'Let's cut to the chase. I have a private room upstairs where we can have the rest of our meal.' I was stunned. I told him I preferred to eat in the restaurant. He told me not to be so naive. If I wanted to be an actress, then I had to be willing to do this sort of thing," she wrote. "He said he had dated Famous Actress X and Y and look where that had gotten them."

Famous Hollywood director Quentin Tarantino said on Thursday that he had been aware of alleged assaults by the producer and explained that he wished he had done more to help the women, who were affected.

"There was more to it than just the normal rumors, the normal gossip," he said in an interview with the New York Times. "It wasn’t secondhand. I knew he did a couple of these things. I wish I had taken responsibility for what I heard. If I had done the work I should have done then, I would have had to not work with him."