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Actress Paz de la Huerta sues Harvey Weinstein, alleges rape

November 13, 2018 - 6:11 pm

LOS ANGELES (1010 WINS/AP) -- Actress Paz de la Huerta is suing Harvey Weinstein, saying the movie mogul raped her, harassed her and hurt her career.

The lawsuit filed Tuesday in Los Angeles Superior Court alleges Weinstein raped de la Huerta twice in New York in December 2010. Police said last November they were investigating, but no charges have been filed.

The suit alleges that in January 2011 Weinstein exposed himself to her and tried to get her to have sex in Beverly Hills.

The suit states that Weinstein taunted de La Huerta with phone calls and was involved with her firing from HBO's ``Boardwalk Empire.''

Weinstein attorney Ben Brafman told 1010 WINS in a statement, "It is our understanding that the Manhattan District Attorney's Office carefully reviewed  Ms De la Huerta's claims of sexual assault by Mr Weinstein many months ago and made a conscious decision to reject her as a complainant for obvious reasons .  We also believe that her newly minted version of events including her new  California claims are equally preposterous and unfortunately, the product of an unstable personality with a vivid imagination."