Harvey Weinstein scandal: New accuser files first lawsuit against Weinstein Company

Thursday, 26 Oct, 2017

With her attorney Gloria Allred at her side, former production assistant Mimi Hayleyi described an alleged sexual assault that happened inside Weinstein's NY home a couple of years after she said she rebuffed his advances and accepted a job.

Mimi Haleyi claims that she was visiting Weinstein at his New York City loft back in 2006 when the 65-year-old executive forced himself on her.

Authorities in Los Angeles, London and NY are investigating allegations against Weinstein, 65. She worked as a production assistant on a Weinstein Co. -produced television series, though she and Allred declined to name the show.

She says she was there to discuss her career, but that Weinstein insisted she give him a massage. She was on her period at the time, and he pulled out her tampon during the sexual assault, she said.

Haleyi said she took the position and had no contact with Weinstein until after the production ended. She initially refused, but he was relentless and she ultimately agreed.

Allred said she has written to the Weinstein Company board, asking for a meeting.

Through tears, she added: "I would not have wanted anyone to do that to me even if the person had been a romantic partner".

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She said she finally managed to shut him down by sniping to him, "I'm not going to Paris with you, I hear you have a awful reputation with women".

Malthe, a still working actress with dozens of credits, is at least the sixth woman to accuse Weinstein of rape. She had first met Weinstein in 2004, she recalled, at the European premiere of the film The Aviator. I said, 'There's no way this is going to happen, please stop.' He...

She's also finding solace in other women. "So within those groups, definitely we shared our horror and just commitment to one another to do whatever we can to make sure that people are outed and that there is justice".

"It was not long before he was all over me making sexual advances. This case is really about putting the casting couch on trial". "By that time, I was crying, as I felt completely humiliated and stupid for having been excited about meeting with him".

Meanwhile, Ashley Judd, whose accusations against Weinstein were among the first to be made public in reports by The New York Times and The New Yorker three weeks ago, will make her TV debut talking about the scandal on Thursday in an interview with Diane Sawyer that will air throughout the day on the network's various news shows.