Disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein has been hit with a lawsuit from an actress who claims he forced himself on her and threatened to harm her career if she objected, reported Business Standard.
According to the suit, Weinstein pushed her to the ground during a meeting in his office in 2013. He then undressed her as she started to sob in protest. He then asked, “Do you even want to be an actress?,” according to the suit. The disgraced producer stated that he was trying to help her and that he was the gateway to her dreams. Weinstein added, “I was intimate with Jennifer Lawrence and look where she is; she has just won an Oscar.”
On Friday, Lawrence issued a statement denying that they had a sexual relationship. “My heart breaks for all the women who were victimised by Harvey Weinstein,” she said. “I have never had anything but a professional relationship with him. This is yet another example of the predatory tactics and lies that he engaged in to lure countless women.”
The plaintiff, identified in the suit only as Jane Doe, said she first met Weinstein at the Sundance Film Festival in 2013. She said she went to his suite at the Waldorf Astoria Park City, where Weinstein barged in on her while she was using the bathroom.
Weinstein’s attorneys have repeatedly denied that he engaged in non-consensual intimacy and alleged that his accusers are lying about consensual relations.
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