Harvey Weinstein scandal: New explain alleges sex trafficking

The Harvey Weinstein liaison continues to unfold.

The Hollywood producer, who stands indicted of passionate attack and harassment by dozens of women, also faces a flourishing array of lawsuits.  

The latest updates:

A polite explain of sex trafficking filed in New York 

British singer Kadian Noble filed a polite suit on Monday in New York alleging that Harvey Weinstein forced her into passionate acts while abroad in 2014. Even some-more damning: The suit, performed by USA TODAY, claims The Weinstein Company violated federal sex trafficking law “by benefiting from, and intentionally facilitating” Weinstein’s unfamiliar business travels in that he would “recruit or tempt womanlike actors into forced or coerced passionate encounters on a guarantee of roles in films or party projects.”

Noble says she was summoned to a producer’s hotel room during Cannes Film Festival in 2014 to speak about a role. He began massaging her shoulders and told her to “relax.” According to a complaint, Weinstein called an unnamed Weinstein Company producer, who told a singer that she indispensable to be “a good lady and do whatever (Weinstein) wished,” and if she did, “they would work” with her further. Weinstein afterwards began groping her, pulled her into a bathroom, and forced her to fondle him.

The suit says Bob Weinstein and The Weinstein Company “knowingly participated in Weinstein’s” trips to unfamiliar countries for such purposes.

“I filed underneath a Federal sex trafficking law since we trust a contribution as purported in a censure fit precisely within a statute,” Jeff Herman, Noble’s lawyer, told USA TODAY in a statement. “The advantage of filing underneath this Federal law is that it allows us to move a explain in a United States for an attack that occurred abroad and it has a 10 year government of limitations.”

Noble and her counsel will reason a news discussion in New York on Tuesday.

Weinstein steady his rejection that anything non-consensual occurred. “Mr. Weinstein denies allegations of non-consensual sex,” his deputy Holly K. Baird told USA TODAY in a statement. “Mr. Weinstein has serve reliable that there were never any acts of plea opposite any women for refusing his advances.”

Weinstein resigns from Directors Guild

Facing disciplinary movement from a Directors Guild of America, Weinstein has announced that he’s resigning from a party guild.

Weinstein reliable his abdication on Monday and pronounced he has “nothing though a pinnacle honour for a organization” in a matter sent to USA TODAY by his publicist Holly Baird.

The Directors Guild pennyless with a process of not disclosing inner affairs by announcing it had filed disciplinary charges against Weinstein on Oct. 13.

“As directors and group members who solve problems for a living, we are committed to eradicating a flay of passionate nuisance on a industry,” said boss Thomas Schlamme. “Unless we commend what has turn so excusable in a enlightenment and how we possibly, even unconsciously, are participants, all else will be meaningless.”

Weinstein has two directorial credits in IMDb: The Gnomes’ Great Adventure (1987) and Playing for Keeps (1986).

A polite explain has been lodged in a U.K.

The initial polite explain opposite Weinstein for a array of passionate assaults has been filed in a U.K. 

In a explain released Nov. 23 and performed by USA TODAY, Weinstein is named as a defendant, along with The Weinstein Company (UK) Limited and The Weinstein Company LLC. 

Personal repairs counsel Jill Greenfield represents a accuser, who formerly worked for Weinstein, and has filed practical for an anonymity sequence on seductiveness of her customer who wishes to sojourn anonymous. 

The accuser’s explain “is for shop-worn for personal injury, expenses, material detriment including aggravated and model indemnification and seductiveness outset out of a array of passionate assaults inflicted” by Weinstein during her employment, according to a explain form. The companies are also listed as a prosecution sees they are “vicariously liable.” 

“Both a assaults and a psychiatric repairs means to a Claimant were caused by a conscious attack by (Weinstein), a loosening and/or crack of a orthodox avocation and/or crack of agreement of a (companies) and/or their Agents and/or their particular predecessors in title,” a explain alleges. 

Reps for Weinstein did not immediately respond to USA TODAY’s ask for comment, though has formerly denied any allegations of non-consensual sex in statements through spokeswoman Holly Baird.


Uma Thurman says #metoo.

In a matter released to USA TODAY Monday, Greenfield pronounced she expects a explain to exceed £300,000, or roughly $400,000. She also says that a prosecution has not filed a censure with military about a purported incidents that occurred after a year 2000 though believes she will do so.

Earlier this month, London’s Metropolitan Police Service, also famous as Scotland Yard, reliable a 12th news opposite Weinstein received by a Child Abuse and Sexual Offenses Command’s Operation Kaguyak investigation.

Contributing: Andrea Mandell

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