Paz de la Huerta Says Harvey Weinstein Raped Her Twice in 2010

Paz de la Huerta Says Harvey Weinstein Raped Her Twice in 2010

Los Angeles police say they are investigating after a second woman came forward to report criminal wrongdoing involving film mogul Harvey Weinstein.

De la Huerta spoke to CBS News over the phone.

NY actress Paz de la Huerta claims Harvey Weinstein raped her on two occasions in 2010.

According to the complaint, Weinstein then called the actress repeatedly asking her to return to the hotel so he could clear up a misunderstanding. He told her he had made the careers of many famous actresses, and then allegedly pulled down her skirt, held her by the wrists and, despite her saying "no" several times, forcibly performed a sex act on her without her consent, the Post reported. "I kind of just laid on the bed in shock". "I was so terrified of him". Weinstein denies any criminal behavior.

She told CBS that she had been drinking that night and was in no state to agree to having sex.

The attorney said Weinstein's ability to testify would be limited without waiving his Fifth Amendment rights against self-incrimination.

"Weinstein is a serial sexual predator who, by the time of the assaults on [Doe], had well-developed methods for targeting young actresses and luring them into situations that he considered optimal for sexually harassing and assaulting them", the lawsuit reads.

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When they returned to his room, she alleged: "He basically pulled me on to the bed and pushed me back, and tried to kiss me". Political staff should be given proper training to deal with reports of sexual assaults, a Labour MP has said.

A DE judge ruled Thursday that the Weinstein Company may depose Harvey Weinstein as part of the lawsuit he filed in late October to gain access to his employment and email records, the Associated Press reported.

The next hearing is scheduled for January.

On Wednesday, The Hollywood Reporter and Variety said the ousted producer filed paperwork with Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Services (JAMS) on October 25. It's an important court in DE, where many businesses choose to incorporate because it has no corporate income tax for companies that incorporate there but do not transact business there. The company, which the movie producer owns with his brother Robert, said in a filing Tuesday that Harvey Weinstein's demand for fast-track access to the documents and emails is merely a ploy to bolster his arbitration claims challenging his removal as the company's top executive.

De la Huerta is one of more than 50 women to accuse the Oscar-winning co-founder of Miramax and The Weinstein Company of sexual harassment, assault or rape.

Weinstein's representative denied the allegation.

Schneeweiss met her at the hotel restaurant and explained Weinstein was on a call in his suite and the meeting had been moved upstairs, according to the claim.

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