Harvey Weinstein slapped with a new child rape lawsuit in NY

Carla Harmon
May 29, 2020

The two other plaintiffs are a woman, now 38 and living in NY, who alleges Weinstein raped her during a supposed business meeting at a Manhattan apartment in 2008; and a woman, now 35 and living in Hungary, who says he forced her to perform oral sex on him in a hotel suite.

If celebrities such as Rose McGowan, Salma Hayek or Gwyneth Paltrow accuse the ex-producer of sexual misconduct, assault and rape, it is this time four women, whose name has not been revealed who have filed a complaint against the former magnate with the Supreme Court of Manhattan on Thursday, may 28, for a similar offence, has revealed the site Page Six.

Harvey Weinstein, who is now serving a 23-year prison term for rape, has been hit with four more sexual assault lawsuits, and one of them accuses him of raping a 17-year-old. The woman was just starting out in the entertainment industry and was recruited by one of Weinstein's associates "under the guise of doing business".

The suit seeks a judgement that Weinstein violated NY law, an injunction and permanent restraining order against the defendants, "An award of damages in an amount to be determined at trial", "punitive and exemplary damages", court costs, and any other awards the judge may find appropriate.

The new lawsuit alleges Harvey Weinstein raped four women.

Earlier this year, those who have claimed to be victims of Harvey Weinstein celebrated a victory in court after the disgraced Hollywood executive was sentenced to 23 years in prison. Shockingly, when she entered, the mogul was already naked and asked her to compromise in order to get work. The woman claims the incident happened in France during the Cannes Film Festival. She says that a meeting was arranged in his hotel room. He allegedly raped her a few days later, threatening to ruin her if she told anyone. The woman claims Weinstein "scouted" her while the two were at Cipriani's in New York City and assured her that he would connect her with powerful players that could "take her career to the next level".

Weinstein, the Oscar-winning producer of "Shakespeare in Love", was convicted of raping an aspiring actress in 2013 and forcibly performing oral sex on a TV and film production assistant in 2006. After showing up to a "business" meeting with Weinstein at his Soho apartment, she alleges that he threatened she couldn't leave the apartment "unless she did what he wanted".

Weinstein has been accused of rape and sexual assault by more than 100 women.

The women are suing Weinstein; his brother; Miramax, the company they founded; Disney, which once owned Miramax; and 10 "doe corporations", renewing allegations made elsewhere that they knew of his behavior and didn't stop him.

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