Actress details allegations against Weinstein
NEW YORK — An aspiring actress who met Harvey Weinstein by chance in 2014 detailed in tears Tuesday how she said the media mogul made her stand in front of a mirror in his hotel room in Cannes, France, while he stood behind her, groping her and forcing her to perform a sex act after pretending to be interested in her career.
Kadian Noble, 31, filed a lawsuit in federal court in Manhattan a day earlier. Her attor ney Jeff Her man said he sued under a criminal sex trafficking statute of engaging in commercial sex act overseas because Weinstein is a U.S. citizen who coerced Noble under the guise of helping with her career.
“By offering Kadian help with her career, and then getting her to comply with his advances — that’s the quid pro quo,” Herman said. The lawsuit seeks unspecified damages.
A spokeswoman for Weinstein said he “denies allegations of non-consensual sex” and “has further confirmed that there were never any acts of retaliation against any women for refusing his advances.”