Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein faces civil claim in United Kingdom for alleged assault

Calvin Saunders
November 29, 2017

CNBC reports Kadian Noble, a British actress filed the suit claiming 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 behalf".

In the latest case filed in a NY federal court, aspiring British actress Kadian Noble is accusing Weinstein of inviting her to a hotel room in France and sexually assaulting her.

It had started with film offers and mentorship in 2014, and in February, the two met in Cannes, France, where Weinstein invited her to his room at Le Majestic Hotel to go over her reel.

The movie mogul groped her breasts and rubbed her vagina before grabbing Noble's hand and forcing her into a sex act, the actress recounted Tuesday.

Noble told CBS News that Weinstein forced her into a bathroom where he sexually assaulted her.

Herman said they added Bob Weinstein and the company to the lawsuit alleging that both "enabled and benefited from Harvey's assault of Kadian".

When the horrifying ordeal was over, Weinstein allegedly told her "his people" would be in touch with her.

Dozens of women, including actresses Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie, Lupita Nyong'o and Ashley Judd, have accused Weinstein of sexual harassment, while actresses Asia Argento, Rose McGowan and others have accused the Oscar victor of raping them.

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Weinstein "blocked her exit" next according to court papers and 'pulled down Kadian's shirt, revealing her breasts, and unbuckled his trousers and belt'.

Noble said she suffered severe trauma, injuries and permanent damage because of the brutal assault.

Noble's complaint calls The Weinstein Company complicit in this activity, since it either knew or "was in reckless disregard of the facts" that Weinstein recruited young female actors to visit him, sometimes via interstate or worldwide travel, under false pretenses, promising an acting opportunity and then coercing or forcing sexual activity.

As for Weinstein, he is under investigation by police in New York, Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, and the United Kingdom for multiple sexual assault charges. Federal sex-trafficking law prohibits causing someone to engage in a commercial sex act by means of force, fraud, or coercion (or at all if they're under 18). Employees even had code words communicating what they expected to occur, the lawsuit states.

The company violated USA sex trafficking law by "benefiting from, and knowingly facilitating, the venture in which Harvey Weinstein traveled in foreign commerce to recruit or entice female actors into forced or coerced sexual encounters on the promise of roles", states the lawsuit.

'TWC employees knew to "take care" of the FOH's'. "Mr. Weinstein has further confirmed that there were never any acts of retaliation against any women for refusing his advances".

As per Friedman's opinion, he told People that Noble's lawyers will "be very aggressive and take discoveries as soon as possible, which would mean taking depositions of the Weinstein brothers and their company".

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