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Harvey Weinstein hit with rape allegation in new lawsuit

Harvey Weinstein hit with rape allegation in new lawsuit

A new potentially multi-million dollar class action lawsuit against disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein alleges his attorneys "used deceptive tactics" to get video footage which reportedly shows Weinstein sexually harassing a woman he also allegedly raped in a Manhattan hotel room.

Harvey Weinstein faces another rape allegation, days after he was indicted on two charges of rape and a charge of a criminal sexual act.

A second woman in the suit, actress Caitlin Dulany, alleged that she was assaulted by the producer in 1996 at Cannes Film Festival, whilst actress Larissa Gomes claims she was cornered in a hotel room in Toronto in 2000.

At a follow-up meeting at the Tribeca Grand Hotel, which Thompson felt pressured to attend to close the deal, Weinstein reportedly removed his trousers and underwear while she was in the bathroom of his suite and allegedly "walked towards her, naked from the waist down, and told her to join him in the shower".

In response, Weinstein's lawyer Benjamin Brafman, said in a statement that he was not surprised by the indictment.

He has pleaded not guilty to charges of rape and criminal sexual acts in NY, and faces up to 25 years in prison on those charges. She alleged a lawyer with the firm presented himself as working for the victims of Weinstein, and she didn't learn that fact until after she handed material over to the firm.

The lawsuit sues Weinstein, a series of companies, including Disney, and named executives and unnamed plaintiffs that he has worked with, many of whom are seen as having enabled his conduct.

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"I never have and I never would represent Harvey Weinstein". He has consistently denied all allegations of nonconsensual sex. The suit adds Brafman & Associates to the list of Law Firm Participants in the Weinstein Sexual Enterprise that violated RICO.

In a statement, Brafman said Spiro left the firm in September 2017.

Variety reports about the initial encounter between Weinstein and Thompson: "As she explained the company's services, she alleges that Weinstein began to caress her legs".

Weinstein informed her the assembly would proceed on the Tribeca Grand Lodge after he completed enhancing a film, the criticism says.

The attorney of the women is hoping to make the lawsuit a class-action suit to represent the other women who have accused Harvey of similar crimes.

Brafman, Weinstein´s lawyer, is one of America´s most celebrated criminal defense attorneys.


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