Disgraced Weinstein hit by new sex attack lawsuit

Disgraced Weinstein hit by new sex attack lawsuit

Disgraced Weinstein hit by new sex attack lawsuit

A representative for Harvey Weinstein said that "any allegations of non-consensual sex are unequivocally denied by Mr. Weinstein".

In the latest case filed in a NY federal court, aspiring British actress Kadian Noble is accusing Weinstein of inviting her to a hotel room in France and sexually assaulting her.

When she rebuffed him, he "forcibly" pulled her into the bathroom, where he pulled down her shirt, unbuckled his trousers and masturbated as he rubbed against her and then forced her hand on his penis, the lawsuit states.

Kadian says Weinstein pounced on her when she met him at a hotel during the Cannes Film Festival in February 2014.

Personal injury lawyer Jill Greenfield says her client, who hasn't been identified, is seeking damages for "personal injury" plus expenses and "consequential loss" arising out of a series of sexual assaults by Weinstein.

Bob Weinstein is a part of this action because he is alleged to have "facilitated commercial sex acts in foreign commerce" by his brother, the complaint alleges, "to obtain the enormous publicity" when the producer promoted the company's projects around the world.

She added that her decision was not motivated by money, but "just the freedom of expressing and saying to him what he's done, it just ruins people's lives".

Noble told CBS News that Weinstein forced her into a bathroom where he sexually assaulted her.

As for Kadian herself, her recount of the harrowing experience with Weinstein is extremely similar to the other 50 plus women who have come forward with their tales of horror with the producer.

Weinstein "blocked her exit" next according to court papers and 'pulled down Kadian's shirt, revealing her breasts, and unbuckled his trousers and belt'. The actress thought they were going to discuss a role for her.

The company violated US sex trafficking law by "benefiting from, and knowingly facilitating, the venture in which Harvey Weinstein traveled in foreign commerce to recruit or entice female actors into forced or coerced sexual encounters on the promise of roles", states the lawsuit.

Bob Weinstein and TWC did not respond to request for comment on the complaint. "In an apparent attempt to entice KADIAN into sex with Harvey Weinstein, an unnamed TWC producer told Kadian that she needed to be "a good girl and do whatever [he] wished", and if she did, then 'they will work with [her] further'".

The complaint also details the use of the term "FOH" by TWC staffers to refer to women Harvey Weinstein had sexual encounters with in exchange for professional advancement.

"The Weinstein company's board has maintained they were completely unaware of Harvey's crimes, claiming to be blindsided by the plethora of sexual misconduct allegations". "Mr Weinstein has further confirmed that there were never any acts of retaliation against any women for refusing his advances".

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