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Lawsuit accuses Harvey Weinstein of sex trafficking

A New York lawsuit accuses Harvey Weinstein of sex trafficking by luring an aspiring actress into a French hotel room and sexually assaulting her.

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The lawsuit was filed Monday and says the movie producer went to London in 2014 and “groomed” Kadian Noble by telling her he had a film role in mind for her. It says later that year he again approached Noble and took her to his room at the Majestic Hotel in Cannes , where he groped her and forced her to watch him masturbate.

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A spokeswoman for Weinstein has denied the allegations.

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The lawsuit was filed under a sex-trafficking statute that has a 10-year limit for filing a complaint against someone who travelled to commit a sexual assault. It seeks unspecified damages.

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