Harvey Weinstein Sued by Unnamed Actress Who Alleges Producer Raped Her

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Harvey Weinstein and The Weinstein Co. are being sued by an anonymous woman who says she was raped at a Beverly Hills hotel in 2016 and the company was aware of the producer's "repeated acts of sexual misconduct" before it happened to her.

Furthermore, Harvey can't speak to anonymous allegations but denies all of them outright, and any relationships he's had have been consensual.

She says she never actually got the "Marco Polo" role.

The plaintiff, who is identified as Jane Doe in the suit, said she was introduced to the now-disgraced film producer in 2011, when he offered to assist with her acting career. For several years, Weinstein invited the woman to awards show parties. "Despite her telling Weinstein 'no, ' Weinstein proceeded to grab her wrist with one hand while using the other to masturbate in front of her until completion". The documents do not specify where the incident took place within the hotel.

More than 50 women have claimed that Weinstein sexually harassed or assaulted them over the past three decades and Weinstein has been expelled from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. She never received a job offer, the complaint said. For whatever reason, she agreed to see him again and went back to the Montage.

"He pulled down her jeans and stared to orally copulate her", the lawsuit states.

She claims she tried to push him off, but that Weinstein used his "massive weight and strength" to force his penis inside of her vagina without a condom. The actress "finally broke free from his grasp and immediately left the bedroom and suite". During that meeting she alleges she was raped.

Weinstein met her at the Montage Hotel in Beverly Hills in late 2015 to discuss a part in the television series "Marco Polo", which Weinstein and his company were producing.

The New York Police Department is now gathering evidence against Weinstein after detectives interviewed actress Paz de la Huerta, who claims Weinstein raped her twice in 2010. The complaint sites a reported clause in the producer's contract that dictated if Weinstein was sued for misconduct he must reimburse the company for the settlements plus pay liquidated damages to TWC.

Meanwhile, police in the United Kingdom have widened their investigation into Weinstein to include allegations of sexual assault by seven women. Due to the outpouring of cases against him, the New York Police Department, the LAPD, the BHPD, and London's Metropolitan Police Service and Scotland have all conducted investigations to deal with the charges.

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