Harvey Weinstein scandal: New accuser set to come forward Wednesday
Oct 26 2017
In graphic detail, Haleyi described Weinstein holding her down at his NY apartment in what she said appeared to be a child's bedroom.
Huett and her New York-based lawyer, Jeff Herman, plan to discuss the lawsuit's assertions that the company "condoned and enabled Weinstein's sexual misconduct with young women", how it was aware of nondisclosure agreements and confidential settlements with accusers intending to hide said misconduct, and how its directors and employees knew that Weinstein was continuing to target "unsuspecting young women" for years.
"According to Haleyi, he asked her, "'Don't you feel we're so much closer to each other now?' To which I replied, 'No'". On Wednesday, at least two accusers prepared to appear at press conferences, including a new accuser client to be introduced by Gloria Allred, her fourth so far. Weinstein then suggested that he perform oral sex on her, the lawsuit states.
Weinstein has been accused of sexual misconduct by over 50 women since The New York Times and The New Yorker documented decades of alleged abuse in detailed profiles earlier this month. She declined and left, feeling "humiliated and stupid" for having been excited about the meeting, she said. She said she "never" had a consensual relationship with Weinstein at any point.
"Any allegations of nonconsensual sex are unequivocally denied by Mr. Weinstein", his spokeswoman said Tuesday, reiterating a prior statement to the media.
She said Weinstein kept calling and even showed up unannounced at her apartment in the East Village, bullied his way through the door and pleaded with her to join him in Paris. Once there, however, Weinstein went to the bathroom and returned only in a bathrobe, Huett alleges.
She said she finally managed to shut him down by sniping to him, "I'm not going to Paris with you, I hear you have a bad reputation with women".
Allred represents a number of women who are accusing Weinstein of harassment or sexual assault.
Other examples tell of a female staff getting late-night text messages, another getting a compliment on a body part, and a candidate touching a fundraising consultant and then refusing to pay her when his advances were rebuked.
But Allred called on Weinstein to meet with her and make amends to the alleged victims.
"Vague apologies are not enough".
Among the dozens - including Gwyneth Paltrow and Ashley Judd - who have claimed Weinstein sexually harassed them, several women have said Weinstein raped them.
Actresses Rose McGowan, Asia Argento and Lucia Evans say Weinstein forced sex acts on them without consent.