While it’s been a decent week for his estranged wife Georgina Champman, who continues to benefit from some celebrity damage control, Harvey Weinstein’s isn’t so great. Variety is reporting that a complaint against Harvey has recently been filed in New York, in which he’s been accused of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old.
Last November, Harvey was hit with a class-action lawsuit from several women. Yesterday, that lawsuit was amended in New York to include a complaint from a Polish model known simply as Jane Doe. She claims in her complaint that she was repeatedly attacked by Harvey from 2002, when she was 16, to 2011, when she was 25.
Jane Doe claims Harvey arranged a business lunch between the two of them, but the lunch ended up being a private meeting at his SoHo apartment. Once there, she claims Harvey allegedly told her to take off her clothes and massage his crotch. Just call him Harvey Weinstein, RMT (except this stands for Repulsive Massage Troll).
Jane Doe says she met with Harvey many times after that, but she rebuffed his advances every time. She continued meeting with Harvey because she assumed he was trying to arrange modeling jobs for her, like an audition for America’s Next Top Model. That gig, and many others, didn’t happen for her, and she believes it was because Harvey was punishing her for not playing along.
It’s not known how this latest complaint with proceed. It was added to a lawsuit that was dismissed back in September. However, a judge dismissed the lawsuit based on the fact that it didn’t appear to break any racketeering laws, which was the main focus of it. Obviously, this latest complaint has nothing to do with racketeering allegations, but allegedly being gross with an underage girl.
Not surprisingly, Harvey is denying anything happened. Harvey’s attorney Ben Brafman released the following statement calling the allegations false.
“This claim is preposterous. Like so many other women in this case who have already been exposed as liars, this latest completely uncorroborated allegation that is almost 20 years old will also be shown to be patently false.”
Well Ben Brafman, the only problem is that 2002 wasn’t 20 years ago. It was 16 years ago. Huh, 16 years old. Now where have I seen that number recently? Oh right. Ben, you and Harvey might want to get those numbers straight, because I’ve got a feeling the NYPD might come knocking.