Ac­tress de­tails al­le­ga­tions against We­in­stein

The Hazleton Standard-Speaker - - LOCAL / NATION -

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.”

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