Harvey Weinstein Is Now Being Sued for Sex Trafficking


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.

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 traveled in foreign commerce, knowingly recruiting or enticing Kadian, offering her something of value, knowing that he would use this offer as a means to defraud, force or coerce her into a sexual encounter, ' reads the complaint.

The claim form, which has been seen by the BBC, states the woman is seeking damages for personal injury, expenses, and consequential loss.

The complaint also names Weinstein's brother Bob and The Weinstein Company as defendants, saying they were complicit in the scheme and knew, or should've known, what his intentions were.

Aspiring model and actress Kadian Noble filed a lawsuit on Monday alleging that both Harvey and his brother Bob Weinstein violated USA sex trafficking laws when Harvey assaulted Noble in France in 2014.

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Sexual assault claims must be filed within five to 10 years from the date of the incident, which is why many of Weinstein's alleged victims have very little legal options; however, the statue of limitations for sex trafficking is 10 years, so it's very possible more women will follow Noble's lead and file similar lawsuits to get justice. Noble allegedly told him to stop and tried to leave the bathroom, but Weinstein blocked her exit, according to the suit. She resisted, exclaiming, "No, Harvey, no", the suit said. She claims he asked her to walk up and down the room "for audition purposes".

Bob Weinstein has yet to respond to the suit, but has denied any knowledge in his brother Harvey's alleged misconduct.

Once there, the lawsuit said Harvey Weinstein "began massaging Kadian and then gripped her shoulders".

On her Web site, per Deadline, Greenfield compared this suit to several unfolding USA investigations of Weinstein.

As well as denying allegations of non-consensual sex, Weinstein has said - in a statement issued on his behalf - that "there were never any acts of retaliation against any women for refusing his advances".

Jeffrey Herman, Noble's attorney, filed the lawsuit under both criminal and civil statutes, which Stanley L. Friedman, former prosecutor, believes is a "creative" strategy.