In a new lawsuit containing salacious allegations against disgraced film mogul Harvey Weinstein, his former assistant, Sandeep Rehal, says she was forced to work in a “pervasive and severe sexually hostile” environment during the more than two years she worked for The Weinstein Co., Billboard reports.
Rehal is suing Harvey and Bob Weinstein and The Weinstein Co. for discrimination and harassment, the story reports, noting that she also “has a claim against the Weinstein brothers and human resources exec Frank Gil for aiding and abetting that conduct. She claims that by February 2015 she hit an emotional breaking point and had no choice but to quit.”
Among the allegations, Rehal says Harvey Weinstein regularly dictated naked and required her to clean up after his “extremely prolific sexual encounters.”
The suit was filed Thursday in New York federal court.
“Rehal was 26 years old when she began working at TWC in February 2013, according to the complaint, and says she quickly learned there were no boundaries between Weinstein’s work and personal lives,” Billboard reports.
The filing states: “Much of Ms. Rehal’s work as an employee of TWC involved catering to Harvey Weinstein’s sexual appetites and activities, and catering to his demeaning and often abusive family members. Ms. Rehal was required to be involved in and aware of the preparations for, and clean up after, Harvey Weinstein’s extremely prolific sexual encounters.”
The report notes that Rehal alleges that involvement “included keeping a list of Weinstein’s contacts that included a special asterisk to denote which were his ‘girls,’ setting up an apartment near the office that he could use for sexual liaisons, buying lingerie and managing the stock of his erectile dysfunction injections.”