Harvey Weinstein accused of sex trafficking in latest lawsuit

Harvey Weinstein accused of sex trafficking in latest lawsuit

Harvey Weinstein accused of sex trafficking in latest lawsuit

Still-shaken actress Kadian Noble described a predatory Harvey Weinstein pouncing on her without warning during a brutal 2014 sexual assault in a Cannes hotel room.

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.

Kadian says Weinstein pounced on her when she met him at a hotel during the Cannes Film Festival in February 2014.

The lawsuit alleges that she was first asked to show him her showreel, during which he began to massage her and told her that if she was "a good girl" and did "whatever he wished" then "they would work" together, before forcing her into a bathroom and sexually assaulting her.

The suit argues that Harvey Weinstein groomed Noble overseas, and used "force, fraud or coercion" during his sexual encounter with the actress.

The case could have major consequences for Weinstein because several of his alleged assaults on actresses occurred overseas.

Dozens of women, including actresses Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie, Lupita Nyong'o and Ashley Judd, have accused Weinstein of sexual harassment, while actresses Asia Argento, Rose McGowan and others have accused the Oscar victor of raping them.

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.

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After the phone call, Noble was allegedly "pulled closer and [Harvey] groped her breasts".

Noble said she suffered severe trauma, injuries and permanent damage because of the brutal assault.

As for Weinstein, he is under investigation by police in New York, Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, and the United Kingdom for multiple sexual assault charges.

The company's board has previously said it was blindsided by the sexual misconduct allegations against Harvey Weinstein.

During the act, Weinstein allegedly told her, "everything will be taken care of for you if you relax". It further states, "TWC knowingly participated in Harvey Weinstein's venture in violation of 18 U.S.C. §1591 (the sex trafficking statute) by benefiting from, and knowingly facilitating, the venture in which Harvey Weinstein traveled in foreign commerce to recruit or entice female actors into forced or coerced sexual encounters on the promise of roles in films or entertainment projects", as reported by Deadline.

Harvey Weinstein has been accused of violating sex trafficking laws in a new lawsuit.

The complaint then lays out its reasons for naming The Weinstein Company and Bob Weinstein as co-defendants. "Mr. Weinstein has further confirmed that there were never any acts of retaliation against any women for refusing his advances".

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