Harvey Weinstein bragged about sleeping with Jennifer Lawrence whereas making an attempt to power himself upon a girl in his workplace, court docket paperwork present.
In response to the most recent lawsuit towards the Hollywood producer, he boasted of a sexual relationship with the Oscar-winning star after forcibly performing oral intercourse on a younger actress throughout a gathering in 2013.
The unnamed lady claims that when she rejected his advances, Weinstein requested her: “Do you even need to be an actress? I slept with Jennifer Lawrence and look the place she is; she has simply received an Oscar.”
Lawrence has issued an announcement denying that such an affair passed off, including: “My coronary heart breaks for all the ladies who had been victimised by Harvey Weinstein.
“I’ve by no means had something however knowledgeable relationship with him. That is yet one more instance of the predatory ways and lies that he engaged in to lure numerous ladies.”
Weinstein – who denies all allegations of non-consensual intercourse – is alleged to have sexually assaulted the girl in his workplace after pushing her to the bottom.
She is suing each the 66-year-old film mogul and The Weinstein Firm – the manufacturing firm he based along with his brother Bob in 2005 – for sexual battery and discrimination.
The main points emerged after a gaggle of different Weinstein accusers tried to dam him from bringing his personal emails into the general public eye on account of issues over confidentiality.
He has requested a chapter court docket in Delaware to permit him to get well information from The Weinstein Firm, which he needs to make use of in his defence towards sexual assault costs in New York.
The ladies have requested a decide to reject his request after alleging his attorneys advised them he “meant to unleash these emails within the media to sway the court docket of public opinion”.
Scott Cousins, the civil lawyer representing Weinstein, accused the ladies of “doing all they’ll to stop the reality from popping out”.
He added: “To say sexual assault after which take such measures to stop the reality from being heard speaks volumes of their motives.”
Weinstein is subsequent due in court docket on 20 December.