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Harvey Weinstein Sued For Allegedly Raping Actress in Hotel

15 November 2017

An actress has just sued Harvey Weinstein, claiming he masturbated in front of her at a swanky Beverly Hills hotel and ultimately raped her.

In the suit, filed against both Weinstein and the Weinstein Company, the woman says she met the now infamous film mogul at the Montage Hotel in Beverly Hills in late 2015 to discuss being cast in the Netflix series "Marco Polo", according to Variety.

"Any allegations of non-consensual sex are unequivocally denied by Mr. Weinstein", a representative for the producer tells PEOPLE in a statement.

While in a hotel room, the woman claims Weinstein excused himself and returned in nothing but a bathrobe.

The report goes on to say that the woman first met Weinstein in 2011 at a party.

More than 80 women, including actresses Angelina Jolie and Rose McGowan, have gone public with accusations of sexual harassment against Weinstein.

A new report from Ronan Farrow in The New Yorker alleges that Weinstein enlisted Israel-based Black Cube and United States firm Kroll to stop the publication of allegations which have since been made public. Mr. Weinstein has further confirmed that there were never any acts of retaliation against any women for refusing his advances.

In 2016, one year after the incident, Weinstein called the actress again, claiming she had gotten the part in the show and she should meet him at the same hotel to discuss it. He allegedly ignored her and "forcefully threw her" on the bed, pulled down her jeans and "started to orally copulate her".

Later, he telephoned her but she swore at him and hung up the phone and she was never given the role despite being told she was a "perfect addition" to the show, it is alleged by the accuser's lawyer Gloria Allred. She says he then used his "massive weight and strength" to force himself on her, pushing his penis inside of her vagina without a condom. "[Jane Doe] finally broke free from his grasp and immediately left the bedroom and suite", read the papers. A crisis manager from Armenta has said they were "recently approached by a legally blind, disabled actress" who claimed Weinstein raped her in his NY office building several years ago.

He is now under investigation by NYPD, LAPD, Scotland Yard and the Beverly Hills police.

The woman is also suing The Weinstein Co., which has cut ties with Weinstein, for negligence, arguing the company should be held accountable for his actions based on the fact that they were reportedly aware of multiple claims of sexual misconduct.

Harvey Weinstein Sued For Allegedly Raping Actress in Hotel