A well-known actress is the latest woman to sue former movie mogul Harvey Weinstein for alleged sexual assault. Paz de la Huerta, known for her work in HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire” and in films including “The Cider House Rules” and “A Walk to Remember,” filed suit today accusing Weinstein of raping her in 2010, the AP reports.
The suit also accuses Weinstein of orchestrating a campaign of harassment that damaged de la Huerta’s career, the report adds.
“The lawsuit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court alleges Weinstein raped de la Huerta twice in New York in December 2010, taunting her with phone calls between the two assaults,” the AP reports. “New York police said a year ago that they were investigating de la Huerta’s allegations. No charges have been filed in the case, but Weinstein is charged there with the rape of another woman.”
The report adds: “In a new allegation, the suit states that the following month Weinstein exposed himself to the actress in a Beverly Hills hotel when she went to confront him. She alleges Weinstein tried to get de la Huerta to have a sexual encounter with him and another woman.”
The lawsuit reportedly states that de la Huerta believes Weinstein was involved in her getting fired from “Boardwalk Empire” about a year after the incidents.