Oh god, the Harvey Weinstein case now involves sex trafficking

30 November, 2017, 12:27 | Author: Julio Duncan
  • Oh god, the Harvey Weinstein case now involves sex trafficking

She alleges that Weinstein sexually assaulted her in 2014 during the Cannes Film Festival.

The lawsuit then alleges Weinstein trapped her in the bathroom and forced her to perform a hand job on him until he ejaculated on the floor.

"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.

According to Noble's lawsuit, it was "common practice" of Weinstein and "well-known" to his brother Bob Weinstein that Harvey Weinstein would travel overseas and to different states to recruit, solicit and entice young female actresses with promises of film roles only to then use force, fraud or coercion to engage them in sex.

'Harvey Weinstein ultimately forced Kadian into sexual acts'. The Weinstein Company producer allegedly told Noble that she needed to be "a good girl and do whatever he wished", and if she did, then "they would work" with her further, the lawsuit said.

Weinstein "blocked her exit" next according to court papers and 'pulled down Kadian's shirt, revealing her breasts, and unbuckled his trousers and belt'.

Bob Weinstein and Harvey Weinstein
Oh god, the Harvey Weinstein case now involves sex trafficking

The suit argues that based on the aforementioned events, that Harvey Weinstein was in violation of sex trafficking laws. Weinstein then continued to sexually assault her, the suit said.

"Upon information and belief, the code word among TWC employees "FOH", meant "Friend of Harvey", and referred to a young woman who had participated in sex in exchange for a role or position in an upcoming project", the complaint details.

Weinstein, who been accused of sexual misconduct by several women, was removed from the members listing on the organisation's website on Friday (24Nov17) and on Monday (27Nov17), Harvey released a statement to Deadline confirming he is no longer a part of the DGA.

That's when Weinstein pulled Kadian closer and "groped her breasts", the lawsuit said. The lawsuit claims employees "knew to "take care" of the FOH's".

The Weinstein Company did not reply to a request for comment from HuffPost.

It continues to feel as though we've reached peak awfulness when it comes to Harvey Weinstein, but every time we think that all the allegations have come to light, new victims step forward to share more harrowing stories about the Hollywood producer. "Mr. Weinstein has further confirmed that there were never any acts of retaliation against any women for refusing his advances".


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