Anne Heche has claimed she was fired from a film after refusing to perform a sex act on Harvey Weinstein.

The 48-year-old has now added her name to the list of women who have accused the disgraced movie mogul of sexual abuse or harassment.

Heche has said that Weinstein flashed his penis at her and wanted her to give him oral sex but she refused and left his room.

She had been working on a Miramax studio movie but was kicked off set after the incident.

Speaking on the Allegedly with Theo Vonn & Matthew Cole Weiss podcast, Heche said: ''First of all, you were threatened the second you walk out the door. I personally did not suck Harvey's d**k, although he showed it to me and I got out of the room before there was any physical contact.

''The fact is, I was fired from a job I had been hired for in Miramax. The repercussions of standing up for yourself were as deep and targeted as some of the scars of the women who actually got more physically unfortunately involved. The efforts he made to have people followed, have threats, he fired people. You're talking about girls, young actresses are very vulnerable. A lot of us come from hurt backgrounds. What happens when you come from a broken place, you don't have any guidance, you don't have any support, a parent you can go to. And you certainly don't want to go to Harvey's partner and say this happened. You come to LA, you're alone, you don't have friends that you are being able to talk to and that's what he takes advantage of, that isolated, vulnerable girl.

''That's why every one of us was 19, 20, 21 or 22. He didn't go after the 40-year-old woman. He hits on me when I'm 19, 20, 21, 22, vulnerable, scared, frightened.''

Heche detailed being sexually abused as a child in her memoir 'Call Me Crazy' but explained it gave her strength to refuse Weinstein's advances.

She said: ''If I wasn't sexually abused as a child, I don't know if I would have had the strength to stand up to Harvey and many others.''