Harvey Weinstein's Legal Battle Is Growing in the UK

Harvey Weinstein's Legal Battle Is Growing in the UK

Harvey Weinstein's Legal Battle Is Growing in the UK

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

Kadian Noble, 31, said Weinstein groomed her in London by promising a role in a film before attacking her in the French city.

"I still can hear the rattle from his belt, like him undoing his belt while he had grip of me", Noble recalled, revealing that she was forced into a hotel bathroom, where Weinstein sexually assaulted her.

"Kadian has suffered severe injuries and emotional distress, pain and suffering, mental anguish, inconvenience, loss of capacity for the enjoyment of life, inability to lead a normal life, shame and humiliation", lawyer Stuart Mermelstein writes. The TWC producer allegedly told Noble she needed to be "a good girl and do whatever [Weinstein] wished", and if she did so, "they would work" with her.

The company violated USA sex trafficking law 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", states the lawsuit. She claims he asked her to walk up and down the room "for audition purposes".

'He informed her that she needed to relax, and if she did, his people would have all of her details and would "take care of everything" for her, ' reads the complaint. She says that Weinstein's brother Bob was complicit in the attack, and that they used company resources to accomplish it. Instead, according to Kadian, Weinstein grabbed her breasts.

The actress claims he "forcibly pulled" her into the bathroom before stripping and assaulting her.

The suit also names Bob Weinstein and The Weinstein Co. as defendants. Many Hollywood A-list actresses, including, Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie, Rose McGowan, Cara Delevingne, Mira Sorvino, and Lupita Nyong'o are among the women to accuse the producer of harassment or assault.

'Upon information and belief, the code word among TWC employees "FOH", meant "Friend of Harvey", and referred to a young woman who had participated in sex in exchange for a role or position in an upcoming project, ' states the court filing.

Neither a representative for Bob Weinstein nor The Weinstein Company immediately respond to ABC News' request for comment.

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".

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