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Harvey Weinstein Sued For Allegedly Raping Actress in Hotel

15 November 2017

Weinstein's rep tells us he denies any allegations of non-consensual sex.

As you may already know, over eighty women have accused Weinstein of assault including A-listers like Angelina Jolie and Gwyneth Paltrow. There, he allegedly masturbated in front of her while gripping her wrist, despite her saying "no". She's seeking damages an injunction that would bar Weinstein and TWC from "engaging in similar conduct toward other women".

A year later, the actress claims she met Weinstein again at the hotel to "celebrate her upcoming role in 'Marco Polo, '" according to the lawsuit, acquired by TMZ. More than 50 women have alleged they were harassed or assaulted by Weinstein and police in New York, Los Angeles and London have launched investigations into some of the claims. "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". Then in 2016 at the same hotel, he forcibly performed oral and vaginal sex on her, the complaint alleged. She said she wasn't OK with that. For whatever reason, she agreed to see him again and went back to the Montage.

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While in a hotel room, the woman claims Weinstein excused himself and returned in nothing but a bathrobe. He allegedly ignored her and "forcefully threw her" on the bed, pulled down her jeans and "started to orally copulate her". During that meeting she alleges she was raped. "In particular, the Companies were aware of Weinstein's pattern of using his power and the promise of procuring jobs to coerce and force actresses to engage in sexual acts with him", the 13-page filing adds (read it here).

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.

A spokesperson for Weinstein denied any allegation of non-consensual sexual encounters, as he has with the dozens of women who in recent weeks have brought their own allegations of sexual harassment and assault against the now disgraced Oscar-winning producer.

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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.

The lawsuit is just the latest in a series of allegations ranging from harassment to rape to be leveled against Weinstein, who faces criminal investigations in Los Angeles, New York, and the United Kingdom.

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Harvey Weinstein Sued For Allegedly Raping Actress in Hotel