Harvey Weinstein is facing a civil lawsuit in Los Angeles accusing him of coercing an actress into having a sexual encounter with him by enticing her with a film role and threatening to ‘blacklist’ her from Hollywood if she were to reject his advances.
The newly filed civil complaint accuses the disgraced movie mogul of sexual assault and battery stemming from an incident that took place at the high-end Peninsula Hotel in Beverly Hills in 2014.
Weinstein, who was sentenced last week to 23 years in prison for rape and sexual assault, this morning was transferred from the notorious Rikers Island jail to the high-security Downstate Correctional Facility in Fishkill, New York.
The plaintiff in the lawsuit obtained by TMZ , known only by the generic pseudonym Jane Doe, claims that she first met Weinstein at an event in Los Angeles in 2014, at which time the Miramax co-founder allegedly boasted to her, ‘I run Hollywood,’ before inviting her to a followup meeting.
Scroll down for video Harvey Weinstein, pictured during his high-profile rape trial in New York in February, is being sued for sexual assault and battery involving an actress in Los Angeles The complaint goes on the say that the actress and Weinstein were set to meet in the lobby of the Peninsula Hotel in Beverly Hills, but the Shakespeare in Love producer did not come down, instead inviting her up to his suite.
According to the lawsuit, Weinstein met the woman at the door wearing a bathrobe without a belt.
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