Lawsuit claims Weinstein Company 'condoned and enabled' misconduct

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The suit comes on the same day a former Weinstein Company production assistant says that Harvey Weinstein sexually assaulted her after she repeatedly refused his advances.

Allred said Hayleyi was in her 20s at the time of the alleged attack in 2006 and would not comment on whether she had any contact with Weinstein after that. On Wednesday, at least two accusers prepared to appear at press conferences, including a new accuser client to be introduced by Gloria Allred, her fourth so far.

"I said I'm on my period, there's no way this is going to happen, please stop". "He held me down on the bed". Weinstein demanded she give him a massage and requested to perform oral sex on her. He even pulled my tampon out. "I was mortified", Haleyi said, beginning to weep as the cameras rolled. "I would not have wanted anyone to do that to me, even if that person had been a romantic partner". When he suggested they go to his room, she thought the meeting would continue.

A spokeswoman for Weinstein said that "allegations of nonconsensual sex are unequivocally denied". She said Weinstein went to the bathroom and emerged wearing only a bathrobe, asked Huett for a massage and wouldn't take no for an answer, so she complied.

If true, that would be a crime but Allred suggested it might fall outside the statute of limitations in NY.

"Weinstein engaged in sexual misconduct with Ms. Huett by, among other things, performing oral sex on Ms. Huett and masturbating in front of her", according to the complaint. Police in Los Angeles, New York and London have opened criminal investigations.

Mimi Haleyi recalled trying to use her period as an excuse to rebuff the horndog filmmaker after he summoned her to his Soho home in 2006.

She added: "I remember Harvey afterward rolling over onto his back and saying, 'Don't you feel we're so much closer to each other now?' I replied, 'No'".

"It's a civil case and one of her motivations is to kind of clean up Hollywood by holding the (Weinstein) company accountable for the casting couch, which would be a seismic shift in Hollywood", he said.

She said she ran into the once-mighty mogul again in Cannes, France, in 2006 and agreed to meet him at his hotel to discuss possible job opportunities back in NY. They met again at the Cannes Film Festival in 2006 and she offered to help on his productions in NY. "I didn't think at that time that enough people were sharing their stories". "It is time for him to take meaningful action to demonstrate in deeds, not just words, that he is taking responsibility for what he has done and that he is willing to make amends to the victims", she said Tuesday. She declined and left.

Harvey's brother Bob Weinstein and the Board of Directors, it claims, knew of "Weinstein's propensity to engage in sexual misconduct" and of the "substantial likelihood for sexual misconduct" when Weinstein met with an aspiring actress in private.