It continues to get worse for disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein, as yet another woman is accusing him of raping her in 2011. Moreover, the new suit faces allegations from two additional women.
According to the report from The Associated Press, Weinstein met up with her in 2011 for business purposes and, through his overwhelming size and physical strength, he pinned her down and raped her.
Unfortunately, she didn’t report the crime to the police, because she knew that Harvey had the power to ruin her indefinitely. As you may know, this is a common complaint of Harvey’s accusers, as the former Weinstein Company executive wielded considerable power over his clients.
Melissa Thompson, the primary woman in the suit, claims she was referred to Benjamin Brafman’s law firm, the main attorney-at-law for the embattled Hollywood executive.
In a statement released to Fox News, Ben said that neither he or anybody at his firm have ever worked with Melissa Thompson and he hasn’t met her either.
And, as it was mentioned at the beginning of the article, other women were named in the suit, including Caitlyn Dulany, who claims Harvey assaulted, battered, threatened, and held her in his hotel room during the Cannes Film Festival in 1996.
And the third woman, Larissa Gomes, claims she met Harvey for a business meeting where he assaulted her as well in his hotel room. The attorney of the women is hoping to make the lawsuit a class-action suit to represent the other women who have accused Harvey of similar crimes.
As you may know, the news of the suit comes after Weinstein walked himself into the New York Police Department Precinct last Friday morning where the court served him his arraignment and later, his indictment.
As per the Associated Press, in a statement released by the women, they are looking to seek retribution for Harvey’s crimes, as there are hundreds of others who have made similar claims.