Jennifer Lawrence issues statement after lawsuit revealed Harvey Weinstein sex claims
Jennifer Lawrence has been forced to issue a statement refuting claims that she had a sexual encounter with shamed Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein.
In October 2017, it was reported that dozens of women accused film producer Weinstein of rape, sexual assault and sexual abuse over a period of at least 30 years and triggered the #MeToo movement. Now, more than 80 women in the film industry have accused Weinstein.
While Weinstein denies “any non-consensual sex”, he has since been dismissed from The Weinstein Company, expelled from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and faces criminal investigations into complaints in Los Angeles, New York City, and London.
Now, Weinstein has been hit with yet another lawsuit and, within it, claims have emerged that the producer once flamboyantly bragged about sleeping with Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence.
The new case has been brought forward by an actress who claims Weinstein forcibly performed oral sex on her, threatened to harm her acting career and then repeatedly masturbated in front of her. According to the 2013 lawsuit, which has now seen the documents release, Weinstein forced to woman to the ground while in his office, removed her underwear and, as she sobbed while he performed oral sex on her, he asked: “Do you even want to be an actress?”
The lawsuit the explains that Weinstein offered to significantly help her career and, at one point, allegedly said the sentence: “I slept with Jennifer Lawrence and look where she is; she has just won an Oscar,” during the alleged incident of forced oral sex.
Now, Lawrence has been forced to deny the incident. She said in a statement: “My heart breaks for all the women who were victimized by Harvey Weinstein,” Lawrence 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.”