October 31, 2018 9:16 pm

Harvey Weinstein lawsuit alleges he sexually assaulted a 16-year-old Polish model

Former movie producer Harvey Weinstein arrives to State Supreme Court for a hearing in his sexual assault case in New York, New York, USA, 11 October 2018.


A new legal filing alleges Harvey Weinstein sexually assaulted a 16-year-old Polish model and aspiring actress.

A woman identified as Jane Doe says the movie producer forced her to touch his penis in his New York City apartment in 2002.

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Court papers filed Wednesday say Weinstein went on to harass and emotionally abuse Jane Doe for nearly a decade and blocked her from having a successful acting career.

Weinstein’s lawyer, Benjamin Brafman, called the allegations “preposterous.”

The Jane Doe allegations were contained in an amended complaint in a lawsuit that accuses Weinstein’s movie studio board of enabling and covering up his alleged sexual misconduct.

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Doe’s lawyer said she was brave to come forward.

Weinstein is facing criminal charges involving two other women. That case was roiled recently by allegations that a police detective acted improperly.

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