Harvey Weinstein Faces New Rape Claim in Lawsuit Filed by Three Women

Three women on Friday filed a class-action lawsuit against disgraced ex-mogul Harvey Weinstein, who was indicted on rape and criminal sex act charges by a Manhattan grand jury this week. In the new lawsuit, one woman accuses Weinstein of “sexually harassing her when she went to his office to pitch a business idea, then luring her to a hotel room in New York and raping her,” according to The Guardian. The second woman accused him of sexually assaulting her at Cannes in 1996, and the third claims he attacked her in a Toronto hotel in 2000. The lawsuit goes on to condemn the system that allowed Weinstein’s alleged actions to continue unchallenged, noting that his behavior was “a choice facilitated and condoned by Miramax, the Weinstein Company and its board of directors.” This is the second class-action lawsuit to be filed against Weinstein; the first was filed by six women in California.