Another Woman Is Alleging That Harvey Weinstein Raped Her In Beverly Hills
Another woman is alleging that Harvey Weinstein raped her, this time at a Beverly Hills hotel room under the auspice of discussing a possible role on the Netflix indicate Marco Polo.
The woman, who is identified only as “Jane Doe” in her lawsuit filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court on Tuesday, alleges that the powerful Hollywood producer first lured her to the Montage Hotel in 2015 and, during their assembly, grabbed her wrist and forcibly masturbated in front of her.
The following year, the woman agreed to meet Weinstein at the Montage Hotel again after being given the impression that she had been chosen for a section in Marco Polo, which was produced by his company. At some point during the assembly, the woman alleges that Weinstein excused himself and returned wearing only a bathrobe. Before she could leave, she alleges that Weinstein pulled her into the bedroom.
“He pulled down her jeans and started to orally copulate her,” the lawsuit states. When the woman told him to stop, “Weinstein then used his massive weight and strength to force himself on her, pushing his penis inside of her vagina without a condom,” the complaint adds.
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.
A spokesperson for Weinstein denied any allegation of nonconsensual sexual encounters, as he has with the dozens of women who in recent weeks absorb brought their own allegations of sexual harassment and assault against the now-disgraced Oscar-winning producer.
“Any allegations of non-consensual sex are unequivocally denied by Mr. Weinstein. Mr. Weinstein has further confirmed that there were never any acts of retaliation against any women for refusing his advances,” the spokesperson said. “Mr. Weinstein obviously can’t speak to anonymous allegations, but with respect to any women who absorb made allegations on the record, Mr. Weinstein believes that utter of these relationships were consensual.”
The woman is also suing the Weinstein Company, which has crop ties with Weinstein, for negligence, arguing the company should be held accountable for his actions based on the fact that they were reportedly aware of multiple claims of sexual misconduct.
The company did not immediately return BuzzFeed News’ request for comment Tuesday.
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, novel York, and the UK.
LA police are investigating Weinstein for rape after an Italian actor filed a report alleging he sexually assaulted her in her hotel room in 2013.
It was unclear whether the “Jane Doe” in Tuesday’s civil lawsuit planned to also file a police report, which would topple within California’s statute of limitations for criminal charges.
Dozens of women absorb advance forward with their allegations after the novel York Times and the novel Yorker published reports detailing some of their stories, which included Rose McGowan, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Angelina Jolie.