There seems to be no end to the Harvey Weinstein row. The convicted sex offender made to the headlines during the widespread #MeToo movement. As the reports now say, a lawsuit claims that Harvey raped four additional women back in the time. Adding to it, one of the four was 17-year-old when the predator attacked her.
Harvey Weinstein was called out by over 100 women and was accused of rape and assault. The already announced guilty filmmaker has now returned to the headlines. According to the new court documents filed in New York, four more women have come ahead and spoken about the assaults that happened to them between 1984 to 2013.
A report in Hollywood Reporter narrates the incidents of all the four women. A now 43-year-old woman accused Harvey Weinstein of raping her in 1994 when she was 17. The reports say that the woman was looking for a break in the entertainment industry, and was recruited by Harvey’s associate. She says that a meeting was arranged in his hotel room. Shockingly, when she entered, the mogul was already naked and asked her to compromise in order to get work. She further says that even after she denied, Harvey “forced her to remove her clothes” and raped her. He even took her driver’s license and warned her to not let anyone know about the incident or she will never be able to make a career.
The second woman who is now 70, narrates the incident that happened with her in 1984 when she was 34. It happened during the Cannes Film Festival as she claims, she accompanied a friend who worked with Harvey Weinstein. She claims that Harvey led her back to one of his hotel suites in Cannes’s renowned hotel. He “pinned her against the suite’s front door,” before he assaulted her. He threatened her too. Further, when she told her friend about the same, the friend told her to stay quiet as she will be “blackballed from the industry.”
Third, in the list, a 38-year lady narrates the 2008 incident, she was 26. Harvey Weinstein did the act to her in Cipriani’s in New York City. He promised her of connecting her to biggies of the industry and give her a big career. After she went to his Soho apartment for a meeting, he warned her she can’t leave before she does what he wishes. She claimed he raped her then.
The fourth woman was 28-year-old when Harvey met her at the Venice Film Festival in 2013. She says that she was called for an audition by his secretary. The audition didn’t happen, but she and her friend met Harvey at a dinner after a few months. Later he told her to come to his room midnight. Looking at the hour, she took her friend with her. But Harvey Weinstein in sometime convinced the friend to leave. She says it is then he showed his true colour. He forced her to have oral s*x with him.
The suit also reads, “There is no doubt that Robert Weinstein knew, or should have known, that his brother was a dangerous predator likely to sexually abuse other women like Plaintiffs given that he witnessed his brother’s behaviour; received direct and indirect verbal and written complaints made by and on behalf of female victims and/or employees of Miramax who were sexually abused by Harvey Weinstein.”
Meanwhile, the suit also names Bob Weinstein, Disney and Miramax. For the unversed, Harvey is already found guilty in two of the five charges. He was sentenced to 23 years imprisonment.