Harvey Weinstein Allegedly Assaulted a 16-Year-Old Model, New Lawsuit Claims

Harvey Weinstein Accused of Sexually Assaulting 16-Year-Old Girl in New Complaint

Harvey Weinstein accused of assaulting, demanding sex from a 16-year-old Polish model

An amended class-action complaint filed in federal court Wednesday alleges Weinstein tried to rape a 16-year old virgin model in 2002 and continued harassing her for many years afterward in both NY and Los Angeles.

The recently filed court documents say that the teenager moved from Poland to the U.S. in 2002 to become a model, with hopes of also becoming an actress.

A woman identified as Jane Doe says the movie producer forced her to touch his penis in his New York City apartment in 2002.

"Weinstein wasted no time in aggressively and threateningly demanding sex", the suit alleged.

She added that Weinstein continued to make advances and harassed her for almost a decade, until 2011, harming her mental and physical health.

"Terrified and struggling to hold back tears, Jane Doe said she would not and resisted his demands", the filing states.

The woman claims she met Weinstein at an event for her modeling agency Next and three days later agreed to meet him for a business lunch. "However Weinstein's demeanour became intense as if he were hunting prey".

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Weinstein then allegedly bullied Jane Doe, claiming he "made" the careers of actresses Penelope Cruz and Gwyneth Paltrow, and that "neither would be working without him".

Her refusal reportedly subjected her to years of harassment and emotional abuse, blocking her from a successful acting career. "Like so many other women in this case who have already been exposed as liars, this latest completely uncorroborated allegation that is nearly 20 years old will also be shown to be patently false", said Ben Brafman, Weinstein's criminal defense attorney.

The explosive story is part of a newly expanded class action lawsuit, which has been constructed to combine several suits with similar claims.

The charge concerned an alleged sexual assault of a woman by Weinstein in 2004.

She is the 10th victim to join the class action lawsuit against Weinstein, the Weinstein Company and Miramax, accusing them of assault, battery and racketeering.

"Moreover, given that Eisner had assigned eyes and ears from Disney to watch over Harvey Weinstein - and those persons had knowledge of Harvey Weinstein's conduct, Eisner and Disney knew or should have known of Harvey Weinstein's sexual harassment and abuse". Weinstein denies all allegations of nonconsensual sex. Had no idea he was capable of these disgusting actions'. Defendants named in the case include the Weinstein Company Holdings, LLC, Miramax Film NY, LLC, the Walt Disney Company, and more.

Weinstein has been accused of sexual misconduct by more than 80 women since last October and he was arrested in NY, charged with rape and other offences on May 25.

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