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.
The actress is listed as Jane Doe in the lawsuit, and claims she met the producer in 2011.
The woman says she never received a job offer for Marco Polo - which was canceled after two seasons - or for any other Weinstein-related project.
Weinstein allegedly sexually harassed her despite her negative response.
Once there, however, Weinstein told the woman he wanted to masturbate in front of her and when she said "no" he proceeded to grasp her wrist with one hand and masturbate with the other, the suit alleges.
The court documents claim that the actress and Weinstein met again at the same hotel in 2016, when she thought she would be celebrating her upcoming role in the show, thereby "giving her the impression that she had been chosen for the part".
A new report from Ronan Farrow in The New Yorker alleges that Weinstein enlisted Israel-based Black Cube and USA firm Kroll to stop the publication of allegations which have since been made public.
Weinstein's rep tells us he denies any allegations of non-consensual sex. Weinstein has further confirmed that there were never any acts of retaliation against any women for refusing his advances. "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".
While in a hotel room, the woman claims Weinstein excused himself and returned in nothing but a bathrobe.
The actress, who is represented by attorney Gloria Allred, is seeking compensation and damages, claiming sexual battery, assault and negligence, according to Variety. She said she did not want him to do that.
The woman said she tried to get away, but Weinstein "used his massive weight and strength" to penetrate her without a condom.
"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 pulled out and held her down while masturbating with the other hand, according to the lawsuit.
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