The number of women accusing Harvey Weinstein of sexual misconduct continues to climb, with the count now reaching more than 65.
Variety reports that actress Dominique Huett, who has filed a lawsuit against The Weinstein Co. alleging complicity in Harvey Weinstein’s misconduct, says the company knew about the misconduct and was aware of various settlements and nondisclosure agreements between Weinstein and his accusers.
Huett, along with her attorney Jeff Herman, detailed some of her allegations at a press conference today, and also appeared on “Megyn Kelly Today” this morning.
Variety quotes Herman saying: “In Hollywood, there’s a name for what happened here. It’s called the casting couch. This case is really about putting the casting couch on trial.”
Variety adds: “Herman believes that ‘certainly some people knew’ at the Weinstein Co. about Weinstein’s behavior, but refused to take action. He pointed to allegations of ‘honey pots’ at the Weinstein Co., where female assistants would reportedly lure women into vulnerable situations with Weinstein, and said that was evidence that it was ‘part of the culture’ at the company. He said that Huett’s story ‘at a minimum’ was sexual harassment.”
Here’s a clip posted by NBC from this morning’s “Megyn Kelly Today” in which Weinstein accusers Huett and Mimi Haleyi, accompanied by their attorneys, discuss their experiences with Weinstein.