TV ac­tress hits Har­vey in rape suit

New York Daily News - - NEWS - BY KATE FELD­MAN and NANCY DIL­LON NEW YORK DAILY NEWS With Shayna Ja­cobs

AN AC­TRESS is su­ing Har­vey We­in­stein af­ter she claims he mas­tur­bated in front of her and raped her.

The ac­tress claims in the law­suit ac­quired by the Daily News that We­in­stein (photo), whom she met in 2011, ar­ranged a meet­ing at the Mon­tage Ho­tel in Bev­erly Hills in 2015 to talk about a role on the TV se­ries “Marco Polo.”

Jane Doe then claims the movie pro­ducer held her wrists with one hand and mas­tur­bated with the other.

A year later, the ac­tress claims she met We­in­stein again at the ho­tel to “cel­e­brate her up­com­ing role in ‘Marco Polo,’ ” ac­cord­ing to the law­suit.

Once there, We­in­stein al­legedly left the room and came back in a bathrobe — a de­tail that mul­ti­ple ac­cusers have claimed.

The ac­tress claims that We­in­stein pulled her jeans down and be­gan per­form­ing oral sex on her, at which point she tried to push him off.

She then said that he used his “mas­sive weight and strength” to pen­e­trate her with­out a con­dom.

The ac­tress said in the suit that she was never of­fered a job on “Marco Polo.”

The law­suit also claims that the We­in­stein Co. knew about al­le­ga­tions against him.

More than 100 women have ac­cused We­in­stein of sex­ual ha­rass­ment or as­sault, in­clud­ing Ash­ley Judd, Rose McGowan and An­gelina Jolie.

He is cur­rently un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion by the NYPD, LAPD, Scot­land Yard and the Bev­erly Hills po­lice.

Mean­while, ac­tress Paz de la Huerta’s lawyers have reached a deal with prose­cu­tors over the use of record­ings she made with her ther­a­pist af­ter an al­leged at­tack at the hands of We­in­stein.

“The mat­ter was re­solved am­i­ca­bly today. Our client con­tin­ues to work co­op­er­a­tively with law en­force­ment in what we hope will re­sult in the ex­pe­di­ent ar­rest of a dan­ger­ous sex­ual preda­tor,” the ac­tress’s at­tor­ney told the Daily News. Lawyers were due in court Wed­nes­day to fight the re­quest.


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