Harvey Weinstein Is Now Being Sued For Sex Trafficking

London civil claim lodged against Weinstein

"Mr. Weinstein denies allegations of non-consensual sex", said reps for Harvey Weinstein in language they've used before.

British actress Kadian Noble claims she was forced into a hotel bathroom and sexually assaulted by Weinstein in May 2014.

She describes what she says happened in lurid detail. from groping her breasts to rubbing her vagina and then forcing her to masturbate him.

"Kadian has suffered severe injuries and emotional distress, pain and suffering, mental anguish, inconvenience, loss of capacity for the enjoyment of life, inability to lead a normal life, shame and humiliation", lawyer Stuart Mermelstein writes.

"Harvey Weinstein was able to force or coerce Kadian into sexual activity in his hotel room because of his promise to her of a film role and use of his influence on her behalf", the unspecified damages seeking 11-page complaint that names Weinstein, along with his brother Bob Weinstein and the struggling Weinstein Company states (read it here). An excited Noble, eager to share her show reel with Weinstein, brought her iPad along as the two went upstair.

The case could have major consequences for Weinstein because several of his alleged assaults on actresses occurred overseas.




When the horrifying ordeal was over, Weinstein allegedly told her "his people" would be in touch with her.

What followed was Weinstein allegedly calling a TWC producer and after putting Noble on the line, "The TWC producer told [Noble] that she needed to be "a good girl and do whatever [Weinstein] wished, ' and if she did, then 'they would work" with her further". She says Weinstein told her at the time that he had a film role in mind for her.

According to the 31-year-old Noble, Weinstein immediately began caressing her shoulder.

"The Weinstein company's board has maintained they were completely unaware of Harvey's crimes, claiming to be blindsided by the plethora of sexual misconduct allegations". Furthermore, Weinstein Company employees "aided the commercial sex acts by facilitating the auditions and roles for these young female actors", using the code FOH-"Friend of Harvey"-the suit states, and "employees knew to "take care" of the FOH's". "As a man in this industry, I have a responsibility to not just condemn the actions of others, but to look inside myself", he said. "Mr Weinstein has further confirmed that there were never any acts of retaliation against any women for refusing his advances".

Bob Weinstein and TWC did not respond to request for comment on the complaint.

She is also suing the Weinstein Co. and Bob, accusing them of being aware of Weinstein's behavior and of contributing to his foreign travel to recruit women into "forced or coerced sexual encounters".

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