The civil lawsuit filed by Kadian Noble in U.S.
District Court in New York accused Weinstein of violating a U.S.
federal sex trafficking law in February 2014 in Cannes, France.
The lawsuit alleged that Weinstein "was able to force or coerce
Kadian into sexual activity in his hotel room because of his
promise to her of a film role and use of his influence on her
Holly Baird, a spokeswoman for Weinstein, said on Monday in an
emailed statement, "Mr. Weinstein denies allegations of
"Mr. Weinstein has further confirmed that there were never any
acts of retaliation against any women for refusing his
advances," Baird said.
Weinstein has denied having non-consensual sex with anyone.
Reuters has been unable to independently confirm any of the
In the same lawsuit, Noble also sued the Weinstein Company and
Weinstein's brother Bob, accusing them of being aware of Harvey
Officials with the Weinstein Company, headed by Bob Weinstein,
could not immediately be reached for comment.
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The lawsuit seeks unspecified damages.
The sex trafficking law has a 10-year statute of limitation.
More than 50 women have accused Harvey Weinstein of sexually
harassing or assaulting them over the past three decades.
In the fallout from the accusations, Weinstein was fired from The
Weinstein Co, the independent studio he co-founded in 2005 with his
brother Bob, and expelled from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts
Police in New York, Los Angeles, Beverly Hills and London have said
they are investigating allegations of sexual assault that have been
made against Weinstein.
Also on Monday, the Directors Guild of America said in a statement
that Weinstein resigned from the organization.
(Reporting by Ben Klayman Additional reporting by Dan Whitcomb;
Editing by Toni Reinhold)
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