Report: Harvey Weinstein Accused of Sexually Assaulting 16-Year-Old Girl

An aspiring actress says she was a minor, and a virgin, when Weinstein assaulted her in New York, a report claims.

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Harvey Weinstein is led out of the New York Police Department's First Precinct in handcuffs after being arrested and processed on charges of rape, committing a criminal sex act, sexual abuse and sexual misconduct on May 25, 2018 in New York City. (Kevin Hagen/Getty Images)
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In an amended Manhattan federal racketeering lawsuit filed Wednesday, according to a report, an aspiring actress has accused disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein of sexually assaulting her in New York when she was only 16-years-old, and a virgin.

The woman, according to Page Six, is a former model from Poland who is only identified as Jane Doe in the court papers. She claims she agreed to meet for a business lunch in 2002, but instead, Weinstein took her to his SoHo apartment. The suit alleges he then “wasted no time in aggressively and threateningly demanding sex.” Page Six writes that he told the young woman that she had to do this if she wanted to be an actress.

“Weinstein threatened and pressured Jane Doe, saying that he had ‘made’ the careers of Penelope Cruz and Gwyneth Paltrow, and that neither would be working without him,” the suit alleges.

“He then took off his pants and forcibly held Jane Doe while taking her hand and making her touch and massage his penis,” the filing states, according to Page Six. 

Weinstein allegedly became angry when the teen objected and refused to let her leave. Eventually he relented, the suit says. The suit goes on to say that Weinstein pursued the model for the next decade, getting her an extra in the Nanny Diaries in 2004, but she continued to resist his demands for sex, writes Page Six. 

Jane Doe is the tenth victim to join class action lawsuit against Weinstein, the Weinstein Company and Miramax, accusing them of assault, battery and racketeering.

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