Harvey Weinstein won’t head to court for his sexual assault trial until June. It’s been pushed back from May 6. Pre-trial motions are expected to proceed on March 8. Lawyers say it’s because they have a trial starting this week that will take at least 10 weeks.
Paz de la Huerta is suing Harvey Weinstein for two alleged incidents of sexual assault. The actress has already gone public with the claims, but recently decided to file a lawsuit. Per the report, both incidents occurred inside Paz’s apartment in December of 2010. The 34-year-old also noted that she believes the discredited director got her fired from “Boardwalk Empire” because she turned down his invite to a threesome in his Four Seasons hotel room. According to court documents, the lawsuit states she is suing for assault, sexual battery and emotional distress.
A new anonymous accuser has made claims against Harvey Weinstein, joining the class action lawsuit leveled against him last December. She says the first assault happened in 2002, when she was only 16 years old. They met for lunch, he took her back to his room, where he allegedly exposed himself to her. The accuser says the same thing happened again at his office in 2008. The unnamed complainant says Weinstein says he made women like Gwyenth Paltrow and Penelope Cruz, and he’d do the same for the aspiring actress if she let him force himself on her. Weinstein’s lawyers call the claim “preposterous.”
The NYPD says that emails to HARVEY WEINSTEIN from one of his accusers expressing affection for him aren’t nearly enough to get Harvey off the hook. Legally speaking a rape victim can still write a love note to her attacker — doesn’t change what happened to her. Still, Harvey’s legal team is pushing for a full dismissal.