Harvey Weinstein Sued by Jane Doe Over Alleged 2016 Rape

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Mr Weinstein obviously can't speak to anonymous allegations, but with respect to any women who have made allegations on the record, Mr. Weinstein believes that all of these relationships were consensual'.

Rose McGowan and Asia Argento have accused Harvey of rape. Weinstein allegedly kept in contact with the woman over the years, inviting her to industry events like parties and award shows.

Weinstein offered to help her with her career and got her phone number.

Weinstein met her at the Montage Hotel in Beverly Hills in late 2015 to discuss a part in the television series “Marco Polo, ” which Weinstein and his company were producing. That 2016 meeting turned into a sexual assault that saw Weinstein penetrating the woman forcefully and against her will.

The lawsuit alleges the company knew of Weinsteins sexual harassment and abuse behaviour, and showed “deliberate indifference” to prevent his actions. The actress says she told Weinstein that "she did not want to do anything sexual with him".

After the alleged attack, the woman says he contacted her again "and acted as if nothing had happened".

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Weinstein reportedly contacted the woman in 2016, giving her the impression she had landed the role in Marco Polo. The plaintiff agreed, but during their meeting, Weinstein threw her onto a bed after leaving to change into a bathrobe, according to the suit.

She claims she tried to push him off, but that Weinstein used his "massive weight and strength" to force his penis inside of her vagina without a condom.

The Los Angeles theater came under scrutiny in August for sexual misconduct allegations against the theater's executive director Hadrian Belove and board member Shadie Elnashai, a month prior to the culture shifting Harvey Weinstein revelations.

The New York Police Department is now gathering evidence against Weinstein after detectives interviewed actress Paz de la Huerta, who claims Weinstein raped her twice in 2010.

The lawsuit is just the latest in a series of allegations ranging from harassment to rape to be leveled against Weinstein, who faces criminal investigations in Los Angeles, New York, and the United Kingdom.

Beverly Hills police have said they are investigating allegations against Weinstein, but have released few details.

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