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Actress who's suing Weinstein: 'It just ruins people's lives'

Actress who's suing Weinstein: 'It just ruins people's lives'

"Harvey Weinstein was able to force or coerce Kadian into sexual activity in his hotel room because of his promise to her of a film role and use of his influence on her behalf", states Noble's 11-page federal complaint, filed Monday in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of NY.

The suit, filed in Los Angeles federal court by an unnamed aspiring actress who claims Weinstein harassed her in a building occupied by his former company, Miramax, also names The Weinstein Co.as a defendant and accuses its leadership of being complicit in Weinstein's systematic harassment and abuse of women.

Before the incident in February 2014 in at the Le Majestic Hotel in France, British citizen Noble was asked to drop off a "reel" at the TWC London office after first meeting Weinstein not longer before.

But there he assaulted her in the bathroom, groping her and forcing her to perform a sex act on him despite her protestations and her attempt to flee, according to her lawsuit filed in NY this week. According to the suit, Weinstein then trapped her in the bathroom and forced her to masturbate him until he ejaculated on the floor.

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Personal injury lawyer Jill Greenfield says her client, who hasn't been identified, is seeking damages for "personal injury" plus expenses and "consequential loss" arising out of a series of sexual assaults by Weinstein.

When the horrifying ordeal was over, Weinstein allegedly told her "his people" would be in touch with her.

As for Kadian herself, her recount of the harrowing experience with Weinstein is extremely similar to the other 50 plus women who have come forward with their tales of horror with the producer.

The assistant "kept reassuring me that he is a good man" and said that she should write a letter to Weinstein detailing her allegations, Ms Noble said.

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He promised her a role but sexually assaulted her after she attempted to show him her showreel at his hotel during the Cannes Film Festival, she told the conference in NY.

"It seemed like it went on forever", Noble said.

There is a statute of limitations of five years when it comes to civil sexual assault claims. Federal sex-trafficking law prohibits causing someone to engage in a commercial sex act by means of force, fraud, or coercion (or at all if they're under 18).

Noble is suing Weinstein, his brother Bob and The Weinstein Company for damages. "TWC employees knew to "take care" of the FOH's", is filed in the claim as reported by Vulture.

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On Monday, Weinstein's representatives put out the same statement they have distributed after previous allegations of misconduct: "Mr. Weinstein denies allegations of nonconsensual sex. Mr. Weinstein has further confirmed that there were never any acts of retaliation against any women for refusing his advances", the spokesperson said.