More than 80 women, including actresses Angelina Jolie and Rose McGowan, have gone public with accusations of sexual harassment against Weinstein.
Harvey Weinstein and the movie company he co-founded, The Weinstein Company, were sued in California state court on Tuesday by an anonymous actress who said she was raped by the movie producer in the spring of 2016.
"Prior to the incidents involving Plaintiff, the Companies' executives, officers, directors, managing agents, and employees had actual knowledge of Weinstein's repeated acts of sexual misconduct with women", says the seven claim jury seeking complaint filed Tuesday in Los Angeles Superior Court by Gloria Allred for a Jane Doe who alleges two vile incidents with the now ex-TWC co-chair in 2015 and 2016". He then invited her to the Montage Hotel to celebrate.
Doe's story is all too familiar: she went to a meeting with Weinstein at the Montage hotel to talk about a role in the Netflix show Marco Polo, but rather than business, she says he grabbed her by the wrists with one hand and masturbated to completion with the other.
The actress met Weinstein in late 2011 at a party, during which he offered to help her with her career, according to the lawsuit.
She never got the role and is now suing Weinstein for sexual battery and The Weinstein Company for ignoring his pattern of sexual misconduct. Weinstein allegedly kept in contact with the woman over the years, inviting her to industry events like parties and award shows.
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"Weinstein told her that he would not touch her, but "only" wanted her to watch him", according to the suit.
"The documents allege, "[Weinstein] forcefully threw Plaintiff onto the bed.
The actress claims that Weinstein pulled her jeans down and began performing oral sex on her, at which point she tried to push her off of him.
The actress said she told him to stop, but due to his strength and weight, he was able to overpower her and force himself on the woman. "Mr. Weinstein has further confirmed that there were never any acts of retaliation against any women for refusing his advances", they added. After he withdrew, he gripped her with one hand while using his other hand to masturbate.
"Any allegations of non-consensual sex are unequivocally denied by Mr. Weinstein", said reps for Harvey Weinstein today.
Furthermore, Harvey can't speak to anonymous allegations but denies all of them outright, and any relationships he's had have been consensual. Plaintiff finally broke free from his grasp and immediately left the bedroom and suite.
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Ms McGowan reportedly reached a settlement with Weinstein after a hotel room encounter during the Sundance Film Festival. McGowan has become one of the leading voices against sexual assault and harassment in Hollywood in recent months.