American producer Harvey Weinstein, who is serving 23-year prison sentence for rape, accused in four rape cases, including underage girls. About it reports Variety.
The names of the alleged victims were not disclosed. By their testimony, the incidents occurred from 1984 to 2013, one of the victims at the time of the rape in 1994, was 17 years old. She claims that Weinstein “was forcibly held her, molested and raped”. The crime occurred in the hotel room after the rape, the producer threatened her with physical violence if she tells about the incident and promised to destroy her acting career.
The victim filed Weinstein’s court, in the lawsuit as defendants, stated his brother Bob Weinstein and Miramax and Disney. It is noted that they “either knew, or should have known about the actions of” the offender and prevent them.
Another victim was made by 70-year-old woman from Ecuador, claiming that the producer had assaulted her in 1984 at a hotel in Cannes when she was 34 years old. The other victim, 38, stated that Weinstein had raped her in 2008 in new York city. Fourth, the 35-year-old native of Hungary, reported coercion to perform oral sex in 2013 during the Venice film festival.
March 11, producer was sentenced to 23 years in prison. In February a jury found him guilty of rape in the third degree and decline to have sex in the first degree. Then Weinstein refused to admit his guilt. According to him, everything happened by mutual consent.
Allegations against the producer were first heard at the end of 2017 from the pages of The New York Times. The publication wrote about the many young Actresses and subordinates who suffered for last 30 years. Later their stories were told more than 80 women, including Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow and Salma Hayek.
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