Ac­tress ac­cuses We­in­stein; NBC fires top tal­ent booker

Las Vegas Review-Journal - - NATION -

An un­named ac­tress has sued Har­vey We­in­stein al­leg­ing he com­mit­ted sex­ual bat­tery against her in Bev­erly Hills ho­tel rooms in 2015 and 2016 af­ter she agreed to meet the pro­ducer to dis­cuss a tele­vi­sion role.

The ac­tress is iden­ti­fied only as Jane Doe in the sex­ual bat­tery law­suit filed Tues­day in Los An­ge­les Su­pe­rior Court. It al­leges that We­in­stein held the woman against her will while We­in­stein en­gaged in sex­ual sit­u­a­tions.

Also on Tues­day, NBC News said it fired Matt Zim­mer­man, its top tal­ent booker, for “in­ap­pro­pri­ate con­duct” with more than one woman at the net­work.

Zim­mer­man used to be in charge of ar­rang­ing guests for the “To­day” show but in 2014 was pro­moted to vice pres­i­dent and led the be­hind-the-scenes unit re­spon­si­ble for such book­ings at all NBC News pro­grams.

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