An actress whose identity has not been disclosed claims in a lawsuit that mega-Democratic donor and Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein sexually abused her for years and bragged about having sex with actress Jennifer Lawrence, a claim the “Hunger Games” star has denied.
In a new lawsuit filed in Los Angeles County, the unnamed woman details Weinstein allegedly luring her to a hotel room to sexually abuse her under the pretense of a business-type meeting about her career. Weinstein apparently bragged about bedding Lawrence as an example of his Hollywood clout, since the actress snagged a Best Actress Academy Award in 2012 for her starring role in “Silver Linings Playbook,” which was produced by The Weinstein Company.
“I slept with Jennifer Lawrence and look where she is; she has just won an Oscar,” Weinstein allegedly told the woman after making her perform oral sex on him against her will, according to the suit.
The alleged victim says she first met the heavyweight producer in 2013 at the Sundance Film Festival. The two met at the Waldorf Astoria for what she believed to be a business meeting, she says. After excusing herself to use the restroom during the meet-up, Weinstein walked in on her on the toilet, the suit claims, and proceeded to drop his pants. He allegedly told her, “My d*** is nice and hard for you” and asked her, “Do you like my d***?”
Despite her alleged protest, Weinstein allegedly masturbated to completion on her, getting his semen on her skirt.
According to Page Six, the alleged victim claims “similar incidents occurred through 2015.”
Lawrence issued a statement denying any sexual relationship with Weinstein and denouncing the producer’s “predatory tactics.”
“My heart breaks for all the women who were victimized by Harvey Weinstein,” reads Lawrence’s statement. “I have never had anything but a professional relationship with him. This is yet another example of the predatory tactics and lies that he engaged in to lure countless women.”
As noted by Entertainment Tonight, Lawrence has no involvement in the suit beyond the alleged victim’s claim of Weinstein’s boast about her.
A representative for Weinstein slammed the lawsuit as a fabrication meant to “embarrass Mr. Weinstein” and expressed sympathy for Ms. Lawrence.
“This lawsuit was filed and updated strategically with no notice given or any attempt to reach out to Mr. Weinstein’s attorneys for one reason; It was meant to embarrass Mr. Weinstein and garner unchecked media attention. There is absolutely no truth to the malicious claims made in this lawsuit, and we are reviewing our options with an eye on filing for an immediate dismissal,” said the rep.
“Mr. Weinstein is embarrassed for Ms. Lawrence with whom he has only had a professional and respectful relationship, who has sadly been dragged into this ugly attempt at defamation,” the spokesperson’s statement continued. “This filing further proves that anyone can say whatever they want in a lawsuit for maximum shock value, to defame and debase, without having to offer any facts or reality,” the spokesperson added.
A stunning 60-plus women have come forward with accusations of sexual misconduct against Weinstein since late 2017.