“If Harvey stated that, he’s fleshy of s—,” a win for the actress stated in a press begin to PEOPLE.
The producer allegedly told aspiring actresses that he bought “sexual favors” from Zellweger, alongside with diverse stars love Gwyneth Paltrow and Charlize Theron, as examples of how a sexual relationship with him will aid their careers, in accordance to a lawsuit filed the previous day.
Weinstein allegedly told one actress “that Renée Zellweger, Charlize Theron, and diverse actresses gave sexual favors.” He then allegedly asked, “Don’t you need your career to be extra than factual this shrimp teen film?”
Zellweger has starred in several Weinstein productions, including her Oscar-winning performance in Frosty Mountain.
The present lawsuit became filed by six girls folks who claim the disgraced mogul’s efforts to quilt up his alleged crimes quantity to civil racketeering. Filed in Recent York and bought by PEOPLE, the lawsuit claims that Weinstein’s veteran corporations Miramax, The Weinstein Company and participants of its board conspired with the producer to “perpetuate and screen [his] frequent sexual harassment and assault.”
The girls folks, who absorb all told their tales publicly prior to now, consist of Louisette Geiss, Katherine Kendall, Zoe Brock, Sarah Ann Thomas, Melissa Sagemiller, and Nanette Klatt.
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The lawsuit got here factual a day after The Recent York Instances published an in-depth exposé about what the newspaper labeled Weinstein’s “complicity machine.”
On Tuesday, Weinstein’s attorneys Blair Berk and Ben Brafman disputed claims of scandalous advances in the file, asserting Weinstein’s recollections differed from those of his accusers.
The Oscar-winning producer has been accused of sexual misconduct by over 50 girls folks since The Recent York Instances and The Recent Yorker documented a protracted time of alleged sexual misconduct and sexual assault appealing a couple of girls folks in detailed articles in October.
In a press begin to PEOPLE, Weinstein’s attorneys, Berk and Brafman, stated: “Mr. Weinstein has by no manner at any time dedicated an act of sexual assault, and it’s miles wicked and irresponsible to conflate claims of impolitic behavior or consensual sexual contact later regretted, with an spurious claim of criminal behavior. There could be a large canyon between mere allegation and truth, and we’re confident that any sober calculation of the information will screen no licensed wrongdoing happened.
“Nonetheless, to those offended by Mr. Weinstein’s behavior, he stays deeply apologetic.”