Disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein has been hit with a lawsuit from an actress who claims he forced himself on her, and had bragged about having sex with actress Jennifer Lawrence.
According to the suit, the plaintiff, identified in the suit only as Jane Doe, first met the 66-year-old at the Sundance Film Festival in 2013.
She said she went to his suite at the Waldorf Astoria Park City, where Weinstein barged in on her while she was using the bathroom.
She said Weinstein pulled down his pants and masturbated, eventually ejaculating on her skirt.
During the incident,Weinstein allegedly removed her underwear, began to perform oral sex and then repeatedly masturbated in front of her, and threatened to harm her career if she objected.
He asked, “Do you even want to be an actress?,” as she started to sob in protest, according to the suit.
Weinstein said he was trying to help her and that he was the gateway to her dreams, according to the suit, adding, “I slept with Jennifer Lawrence and look where she is; she just won an Oscar.”
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Weinstein’s lawyers have repeatedly denied that he engaged in non-consensual sex, and alleged that his accusers are lying about consensual relations.
Lawrence issued a statement on Friday denying that they had a sexual relationship.
“My heart breaks for all the women who were victimised by Harvey Weinstein,” Lawrence said.
“I have never had anything but a professional relationship with him. This is yet another example of the predatory tactics and lies that he engaged in to lure countless women.”
Weinstein’s representatives did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
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