First lawsuit filed against Weinstein Company

Anita Tucker
October 26, 2017

The disgraced movie mogul pinned new accuser Mimi Haleyi down in a surprise attack at his Manhattan residence, forcibly removed her tampon and performed oral sex on her without consent, she said.

Weinstein has been accused of sexual misconduct by over 50 women since The New York Times and The New Yorker documented decades of alleged abuse in detailed profiles earlier this month. Instead, she urged Weinstein and the Weinstein Company to negotiate with her as soon as possible "in order to provide justice" for her clients. "I told him, 'No, no, no, ' but he insisted", Haleyi recalled, reading from a prepared statement at a press conference with her lawyer, Gloria Allred. 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.

Huett says they met at a bar and he told her he could help with her acting career, adding that he was staring at her breasts and later asked if she had had a "boob" job. She said she hasn't made any contact with Weinstein or his lawyers because she's trying to respect his therapy.

"He wouldn't take no for an answer and backed me into a room which was not lit, but looked like a kids' bedroom with kids' drawings on the walls", said Haleyi, who was in her 20s at the time. She tried to deter him by telling him she was menstruating, but he persisted, she said. She declined and left.

Huett, who also appeared on "Megyn Kelly Today" Wednesday morning with fellow Weinstein accuser Mimi Haleyi, explained that she's coming forward now thanks to the other women who have shared their stories.

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Weinstein then reportedly demanded that Huett give him a massage, and asked if he could perform oral sex on her, which she declined.

If true, that would be a crime but Allred suggested it might fall outside the statute of limitations in NY.

But Weinstein got in touch afterward and offered her a job on one of his TV productions in NY. "It is time for him to take meaningful action to demonstrate in deeds, not just words, that he is taking responsibility for what he has done and that he is willing to make amends to the victims", she said Tuesday. Another article from The New Yorker said that several women alleged he sexually assaulted them.

"Vague apologies are not enough".

The New York attorney general has opened a civil rights investigation into the Weinstein Company, which fired Weinstein shortly after the first accusations of sexual misconduct became public.

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