Weinstein sexually harassed girl, 16, lawsuit claims

David Caplan
October 31, 2018 - 5:29 pm

(AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) --  A newly-expanded civil lawsuit against disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein reportedly claims that he sexually harassed a 16-year-old girl more than a decade ago.

The unidentified then-teenager moved from Poland to the U.S. with hopes of becoming an actress, according to court documents.

The lawsuit reportedly alleges that the girl first met Weinstein at an event hosted by her modeling agency when she was 16 years old.

A few days later, Weinstein allegedly took the teenager to his apartment in SoHo where he "aggressively and threateningly" demanded sex, court documents claim.

The lawsuit claims Weinstein "took off his pants and forcibly held Jane Doe while taking her hand and making her touch and massage him."

It continues, "As Weinstein forcibly caused her to touch him, Jane Doe continuously protested. However Weinstein's demeanor became intense as if he were hunting prey."

The court documents state: "Weinstein made it clear that, by refusing his sexual demands, Jane Doe was giving up her opportunity to make it in Hollywood."

The teen, one of 10 named plaintiffs in the class action lawsuit, was able to leave the alleged encounter, but lawyers say she “endured nearly a decade of sexual harassment and emotional abuse” following the interaction.

Weinstein lawyer Benjamin Brafman tells 1010 WINS,  "This claim is preposterous and eventually, just as others have been exposed to be liars, this uncorroborated allegation that is almost 20 years old will be shown to be patently false.”