Harvey Weinstein allegedly compelled a then-16-year-old actress to grope him in his resort room in trade for film roles … in line with a category motion lawsuit.
The girl is submitting as a Jane Doe and says she met Weinstein for a enterprise lunch in 2002 when she was a teen mannequin making an attempt to interrupt into appearing. Instead of lunch, she claims he took her again to his SoHo condominium and informed her he’d made Gwyneth Paltrow and Penelope Cruz stars … and he’d do the identical for her IF she let him have his approach.
In the lawsuit — first reported by the NY Post — she says Weinstein pulled down his pants, grabbed her hand and compelled her to therapeutic massage his penis. She was finally in a position to flee the room, in line with the go well with.
She claims he finally gave her a job as an additional in 2004’s “Nanny Diaries,” and so they stayed in contact to debate enterprise alternatives. For occasion, she claims that they had a 2008 assembly in his workplace, the place he once more took out his penis … this time on the sight of Christina Aguilera on a TV.
The girl says Weinstein vowed she would by no means get work in showbiz as a result of she rejected his advances — one thing that threw her into melancholy and worsened her anorexia.
Doe has joined the category motion go well with filed final December in opposition to Weinstein for an alleged conspiracy to cowl up his quite a few acts of sexual misconduct.
Weinstein’s lawyer, Ben Brafman, tells TMZ, “This claim is preposterous. Like so many other women in this case who have already been exposed as liars, this latest completely uncorroborated allegation that is almost 20 years old will also be shown to be patently false.”