Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein faces civil claim in United Kingdom for alleged assault
- Author: Jacqueline Ellis Nov 29, 2017,
Nov 29, 2017, 0:26
But that was until Kadian Noble, an aspiring British actress, made a decision to sue both Harvey and his brother Bob, and the Weinstein Company under federal sex trafficking laws, in order to bring the movie mogul to the justice that his actions over the years, has deserved.
Kadian Noble alleges that Weinstein invited her to his room at the Le Majestic Hotel in Cannes in February 2014, on the pretense of casting her in a movie.
When she rebuffed him, he "forcibly" pulled her into the bathroom, where he pulled down her shirt, unbuckled his trousers and masturbated as he rubbed against her and then forced her hand on his penis, the lawsuit states.
"He ejaculated all over the bathroom floor, and stepped over it as though nothing happened", said Noble, recalling how Weinstein was initially flattering and asking if the actress liked him. He then allegedly told her his "people would be in touch".
In this case, Weinstein is accused of using a fraudulent employment opportunity to lure Noble to his hotel room for what he hoped would be quid-pro-quo sex and what turned into a sexual assault.
He promised her a role but sexually assaulted her after she attempted to show him her showreel at his hotel during the Cannes Film Festival, she told the conference in NY.
Noble said she suffered severe trauma, injuries and permanent damage because of the brutal assault.
Instead, according to Kadian, Weinstein grabbed her breasts.
The complaint then lays out its reasons for naming The Weinstein Company and Bob Weinstein as co-defendants.
Civil claims for rape and sexual assault are exceptional in Britain. According to the complaint, one producer told Kadian on the phone while she was in a hotel with Weinstein that she needed to be a "good girl and do whatever" Weinstein wanted for future work.
The suit argues that based on these events, Weinstein was in violation of sex trafficking laws.
"Upon information and belief, the code word among TWC employees "FOH", meant "Friend of Harvey", and referred to a young woman who had participated in sex in exchange for a role or position in an upcoming project", the complaint details. "TWC employees knew to "take care" of the FOH's", is filed in the claim as reported by Vulture.
The civil lawsuit says the producer - who denies all allegations of non-consensual sex - violated United States federal sex trafficking laws during the incident in Cannes, France, in 2014. "Harvey Weinstein ultimately forced Kadian into sexual acts", the 11-page complaint states.
A spokesman for the Directors Guild of America confirmed that Weinstein had resigned, several weeks after president Thomas Schlamme announced disciplinary charges against the tycoon, but refused to comment further.