Harvey Weinstein scandal: New accuser set to come forward Wednesday
- Author: Adam Floyd Oct 26, 2017,
Oct 26, 2017, 0:15
Attorneys for Dominique Huett of NY filed a negligence lawsuit Tuesday in Los Angeles Superior Court accusing Weinstein of performing oral sex on her against her wishes at a Beverly Hills hotel in 2010. On Wednesday, at least two accusers prepared to appear at press conferences, including a new accuser client to be introduced by Gloria Allred, her fourth so far.
Mimi said during the press conference that in one instance, she arrived at Weinstein's home in the New York City, in the SoHo neighborhood, only to be taken into his bedroom where he allegedly forced himself on her.
Allred, who is representing other women who have made allegations against Weinstein, declined to say whether Haleyi will file criminal or civil charges. He was extremely persistent and physically overpowering. She claims that Weinstein, however, persisted and performed oral sex on her and then masturbated in front of her. "He even pulled out my tampon", Haleyi recalled, adding that the horrific ordeal left her "mortified".
The complaint said Weinstein wouldn't take no for answer.
Haleyi, who first met the powerful movie maker in 2004 at the European premiere of the film "Aviator" in London and worked as a production assistant on a TV show he produced, said the disgraced mogul was relentless. "I tried to get him off me and kept asking him to stop, but it was impossible". "I said, 'No sorry, I'm not a masseuse, ' and I suggested he contact hotel reception", Haleyi said. "By that time, I was crying, as I felt completely humiliated and stupid for having been excited about meeting with him".More news: County officials to vote to repeal Chicago-area soda tax
This time, he was "completely charming and a total gentleman" Haleyi said.
Among the dozens of women who have claimed Weinstein sexually harassed them, several women have said Weinstein raped them.
Women have started a kind of movement to break their silence surrounding their experiences with sexual harassment and assault amid the Weinstein allegations, rallying around #MeToo, a hashtag campaign whose origins trace back a decade to activist Tarana Burke.
Weinstein has said he denies numerous claims of harassment and "unequivocally" denies allegations of "non-consensual sex".
Weinstein was sacked from the company he co-founded earlier this month after The New York Times detailed decades of allegations of sexual harassment by several actresses, including Ashley Judd.