Filmmaker Harvey Weinstein sued by actress who claims he raped her

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Harvey Weinstein sued for rape

Harvey Weinstein has been sued by actress who claims he raped her in 2016. The unnamed actress listed as Jane Doe has
filed a lawsuit, claiming that Weinstein masturbated in front of her in
2015 and raped her in 2016 at a hotel in Beverly Hills.

According
to the actress, she met Weinstein in 2011, after which he arranged a
meeting at the Montage Hotel in Beverly Hills in 2015 to talk about a
role on “Marco Polo.”
At
some point, Weinstein asked if he could masturbate in front of her, an
offer she says she declined. Following her refusal, the actress says
Weinstein grabbed her wrist with one hand while masturbating with his
other hand until he was done.

Around 100 women have come forward since early October to accuse Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein of sexual misconduct

Around 100 women have come forward since early October to accuse Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein of sexual misconduct
(AFP/File)

In
2016, the suit states that Weinstein contacted her, giving her the
impression that she had been cast in “Marco Polo,” and invited her to
the same hotel to celebrate.
During
their meeting, she claims that Weinstein dragged her into the bedroom
and “used his massive weight and strength to force himself on her,” and
raped her.
After he pulled out, he held her down while masturbating with the other hand.

Harvey Weinstein.

Harvey Weinstein.
(Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for Spike)

“Any allegations of non-consensual sex are unequivocally denied by Mr. Weinstein,” a representative for the disgraced Hollywood producer said n a statement.
“Mr.
Weinstein has further confirmed that there were never any acts of
retaliation against any women for refusing his advances. Mr. Weinstein
obviously can’t speak to anonymous allegations, but with respect to any
women who have made allegations on the record, Mr. Weinstein believes
that all of these relationships were consensual.”

Allegations that Harvey Weinstein raped and assaulted women has triggered a global wave of protests against sexual harassment

Allegations that Harvey Weinstein raped and assaulted women has triggered a global wave of protests against sexual harassment
(GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA/AFP/File)

The anonymous actress is suing for sexual battery, assault, and negligence, and seeks compensatory and punitive damages.
Following the recent revelations of sexual harassment by the Media Mogul of actresses such as Angelina Jolie, Lupita Nyong’o and Kate Beckinsale, this is the third civil lawsuit filed against him.

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