A lawsuit filed against shamed Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein has accused him of assaulting a 16-year-old Polish model.
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.
In a new development, a new accuser identified as Jane Doe has come forward in regards to an alleged incident which is said to have occurred in 2002. Doe claims Weinstein had suggested a lunch meeting to discuss her acting career after she met him at an event with her modelling agency. However, Weinstein actually took her to a New York City Soho apartment and “aggressively and threateningly” demanded sex after forcing her to touch his penis.
Doe then alleges that Weinstein demanded that she removed her clothes and suggested that she would never achieve an acting career if she didn’t follow his demands. “Terrified and struggling to hold back tears, Jane Doe said she would not and resisted his demands,” the filing cites. “Jane Doe was a virgin, and had no intention or understanding when she agreed to a business lunch that she would be put in this alarming position.”
In the wake of these new accusations, Benjamin Brafman, the lawyer of Weinstein, has called the allegations “preposterous” and insisted that Weinstein has denied all allegations of nonconsensual sex.
“Eventually, just as others have been exposed to be liars, this uncorroborated allegation that is almost 20 years old will be shown to be patently false,” Brafman added.