Harvey Weinstein, the former Hollywood film mogul who is serving a prison sentence in a New York state penitentiary for r.a.p.e, is being accused by another four women of sexually assaulting them on separate occasions decades ago.
In 1994, Weinstein, who has been accused by scores of women of a range of s.e.xual crimes including harassment, r.a.p.e, and assault, is alleged to have lured one of the women to a hotel room when she was just 17 years old.
He has denied the allegations, saying any s.e.x was consensual.
A lawsuit filed in Manhattan Supreme Court on Thursday also names Bob Weinstein, Harvey Weinstein’s brother, longtime business partner, and co-founder of Miramax Films and the Weinstein Company; Miramax; and The Walt Disney Company.
They are accused of fostering a culture of silence which allowed the abuse to take place.
A spokesperson for The Walt Disney Company told DailyMail.com: ‘The Weinsteins operated and managed their business with virtual autonomy.
‘There is absolutely no legal basis for claims against the company and we will defend against them vigorously.’
Harvey Weinstein allegedly told the 17-year-old girl to meet him in his room for a business meeting to discuss an acting opportunity.
According to the lawsuit, Weinstein, 68, greeted the girl at the door while he was almost naked.
He then s.e.xually assaulted and r.a.p.e.d her, it has been alleged. The lawsuit’s filing was reported by the New York Daily News.
‘Because she was on her own in a hotel several miles from her home, with no way of getting home without Weinstein’s associate taking her there, she decided to keep her cool and try to get through the “meeting” as quickly as possible,’ the lawsuit states.
Initially, the girl, who is referred to in the court filing as 43-year-old ‘Jane Doe II,’ rejected Weinstein’s advances, her lawyers claim.
But then he cornered her and forced her to perform oral s.e.x on him, it is alleged in the lawsuit.
Weinstein then proceeded to r.a.p.e her, according to the filing.
Afterward, Weinstein demanded that the girl turn over her driver’s license.
He allegedly threatened her, saying that if she revealed what happened, he would ‘not only make sure she never got to act in any films, but also have his associates track her down and physically harm her and her family.’
According to the lawsuit: ‘She was thus afraid to come forward until now.’
The three other women named as plaintiffs in the lawsuit make similar allegations against Weinstein.
Jane Doe I alleges that Weinstein r.a.p.e.d her in a hotel room during the Cannes Film Festival in France in 1984.
Weinstein’s brother, Bob; their onetime production company, Miramax; and the Walt Disney Company, are also named in the lawsuit.