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Unnamed Actress Suing Harvey Weinstein in LA, Alleging Sexual Assault

The plaintiff alleges Weinstein held one of her wrists with one hand and masturbated with the other

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    A class-action lawsuit has been filed against Harvey Weinstein on behalf of actresses who may have been subjected to any sexual assault or misconduct at the producer's hands. Ted Chen reports for the NBC4 News at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017. (Published Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017)

    An unnamed actress sued Harvey Weinstein Tuesday in Los Angeles, alleging he sexually assaulted her.

    The plaintiff, who is seeking unspecified damages, is identified only as Jane Doe in the Los Angeles Superior Court lawsuit that alleges sexual battery, gender violence, assault, negligence and negligent retention.

    A spokeswoman for Weinstein previously stated that any allegations of non-consensual sex "are unequivocally denied by Mr. Weinstein." 

    The suit states that the actress met Weinstein in 2011 and had a meeting with him five years later at the Montage Beverly Hills hotel to discuss a role in the television series "Marco Polo." 

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    The plaintiff alleges Weinstein held one of her wrists with one hand and masturbated with the other.

    The actress says she met with Weinstein at the hotel again in 2016, gave her the impression she had won the "Marco Polo" role and said he wanted to celebrate. The plaintiff agreed, but during their meeting, Weinstein threw her onto a bed after leaving to change into a bathrobe, according to the suit.

    "Weinstein then used his massive weight and strength to force himself on her," the suit alleges. "Plaintiff finally broke free from his grasp and immediately left the bedroom and suite."