Harvey Weinstein Sued for Allegedly Raping Actress ... At Beverly Hills Hotel

Carla Harmon
November 15, 2017

At some point during the meeting, the woman alleges that Weinstein excused himself and returned wearing only a bathrobe. During the meeting, Weinstein allegedly masturbated in front of her while gripping her wrist.

In 2016, one year after the incident, Weinstein called the actress again, claiming she had gotten the part in the show and she should meet him at the same hotel to discuss it.

Weinstein, who was sacked by the Weinstein Co last month, has sued his former employer for company records that he says could help him defend himself against sexual assault allegations, and for a wrongful termination case, according to court documents.

But she says her insistence was ignored and that Weinstein then "forcefully threw her" on the bed, pulled down her jeans and performed oral sex on her.

Meanwhile, police in the United Kingdom have widened their investigation into Weinstein to include allegations of sexual assault by seven women.

A spokesperson for Weinstein said in an email to Reuters: "Any allegations of non-consensual sex are unequivocally denied by Mr. Weinstein". The rep adds, "Mr. Weinstein has further confirmed that there were never any acts of retaliation against any women for refusing his advances".

"Weinstein obviously cant speak to anonymous allegations, but with respect to any women who have made allegations on the record, Weinstein believes that all of these relationships were consensual", said the representative. The suit states that Weinstein "used his massive weight and strength to force himself on her", and raped her. She said "no" and he allegedly did so anyways. She said she did not want him to do that.

"Prior to the incidents involving Plaintiff, the Companies executives, officers, directors, managing agents, and employees had actual knowledge of Weinsteins repeated acts of sexual misconduct with women", stated the court documents.

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. He then invited her to the Montage Hotel to celebrate. The company is also charged with negligence, as the actress claims it failed to fire Weinstein despite knowing of his years of misconduct toward other women, according to the lawsuit.

"Weinstein told her that he would not touch her, but "only" wanted her to watch him", according to the suit. She swore at him and hung up.

In quite graphic detail of such conduct, today's document explains how Weinstein dangled the prospect of a role on the now shuttered Marco Polo series to the actress, who he had known since 2011.

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