Rape sufferer recordsdata civil swimsuit towards Harvey Weinstein
An Italian mannequin whose testimony led to a Los Angeles jury in December discovering Harvey Weinstein responsible of rape has filed a civil swimsuit towards the fallen movie producer.
The lady, recognized as Jane Doe 1, is suing Weinstein for sexual battery, intentional infliction of emotional misery and different unnamed events for negligence, based on a grievance filed in L.A. County Superior Court on Thursday. In the grievance, the sufferer’s attorneys wrote that “had said [unnamed parties] fulfilled their duties and responsibilities, plaintiff would not have been assaulted or raped.”
“Harvey Weinstein has been convicted of raping Jane Doe 1. Her lawsuit seeks to recover compensation from him for the horrific rape she endured and all of the issues she has suffered through for the past 10 years because of that rape,” legal professional Dave Ring mentioned in a press release. “We look forward to having Weinstein finally testify under oath in this case.”
Weinstein “has always denied the allegations” and “maintained that he was never together with her in [the] Mr. C hotel,” Juda Engelmayer, Weinstein’s spokesman, mentioned in a press release to The Times.
Engelmayer alleged that “certain witnesses lied about crucial evidence that could have exonerated Mr. Weinstein …”
After his conviction, Weinstein filed a movement asking for a brand new trial.
According to the swimsuit, Weinstein, 70, assaulted the lady on the Mr. C Beverly Hills lodge after a movie competition in 2013. The lady met Weinstein at an occasion however returned to her room alone. Weinstein confirmed up on the lodge “unannounced” and referred to as her from the entrance desk or foyer and demanded that she inform him her room quantity, which she declined to do.
Weinstein nonetheless appeared at her door and “bullied his way into the room,” the place the lady was assaulted.
“He grabbed me by the hair and forced me to do something I did not want to do,” she advised The Times in 2017. “He then dragged me to the bathroom and forcibly raped me.”
The lady reported the assault to the Los Angeles Police Department in 2017 amid the beginning of the #MeToo motion.
After a trial that spanned weeks, Weinstein was convicted of forcible rape, forcible oral copulation and sexual penetration by a international object in reference to the incident.
“Harvey Weinstein forever destroyed a part of me that night. I will never get that back,” the lady mentioned in a press release after the conviction. “But I knew I had to see this through to the end … I hope Weinstein never sees the outside of a prison cell during his lifetime.”
However, the jury, which deliberated for greater than 9 days, acquitted Weinstein or couldn’t attain a verdict on expenses of rape and assault of three different ladies.
Weinstein is serving a 23-year jail sentence for his 2020 conviction for rape and sexual assault in New York.
He faces a 24-year sentence in reference to the Los Angeles County conviction, pending the request of a brand new trial. It can’t be served till his New York sentence is accomplished in full.