More than 90 women have accused the movie mogul of sexual harassment or abuse, but now British actress Kadian Noble has come forward to file a complaint against Weinstein in NY federal court that may prove Weinstein violated sex trafficking statutes.
She says in 2014, they were in Cannes and he asked her to come to his hotel room.
After the phone call, Weinstein allegedly pulled the resisting Noble to him and groped her breasts. "Harvey Weinstein traveled in foreign commerce, knowingly recruiting or enticing Kadian offering her something of value, knowing that he would use this offer as a means to defraud, force or coerce her into a sexual encounter, the complaint adds".
Personal injury lawyer Jill Greenfield says her client, who hasn't been identified, is seeking damages for "personal injury" plus expenses and "consequential loss" arising out of a series of sexual assaults by Weinstein. He then allegedly told her his "people would be in touch".
Now, Weinstein has been slapped damages claim in a London court by a woman who has accused the Hollywood producer of sexual assault.
Harvey Weinstein has been accused by dozens of women of sexual abuse, including Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie, and Mira Sorvino.
According to the 31-year-old Noble, Weinstein immediately began caressing her shoulder.
He promised her a role but sexually assaulted her after she attempted to show him her showreel at his hotel during the Cannes Film Festival, she told the conference in NY.
Noble has proceeded to claim that Bob and TWC were equally responsible and had full idea of Harvey's behaviour and intentions with her. In October, the DGA had held a board meeting to discuss the decades of sexual harassment and assault allegations facing Weinstein. Federal sex-trafficking law prohibits causing someone to engage in a commercial sex act by means of force, fraud, or coercion (or at all if they're under 18).
'TWC employees knew to "take care" of the FOH's'.
Noble's contact with Weinstein "was of tremendous significance to the future of her acting career", since Weinstein was "a gatekeeper of enormous influence in the entertainment industry, and had the power to advance her career exponentially through auditions, readings, introductions and consideration for roles, in addition to roles in [The Weinstein Company] projects", states the complaint.
A spokesperson for Weinstein told the Guardian the Jewish producer denies any allegations of nonconsensual sex. "In an apparent attempt to entice KADIAN into sex with Harvey Weinstein, an unnamed TWC producer told Kadian that she needed to be "a good girl and do whatever [he] wished", and if she did, then 'they will work with [her] further'".