Manhattan court judge orders sex trafficking lawsuit against Harvey Weinstein to proceed

Brad Pitt had recently said that the Harvey Weinstein scandal had rattled and changed the course of Hollywood in the same way as the Manson family murders.

FP Staff August 06, 2019 19:00:31 IST
Manhattan court judge orders sex trafficking lawsuit against Harvey Weinstein to proceed

A Manhattan federal court judge on Monday decided that a sex trafficking lawsuit against dishonoured media mogul Harvey Weinstein can proceed.

Aspiring actress Kadian Noble, who has sued Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein in 2017, claimed that he assaulted her.

Manhattan court judge orders sex trafficking lawsuit against Harvey Weinstein to proceed

Harvey Weinstein. The Associated Press

The late judge Robert Sweet previously dismissed part of the lawsuit, and Weinstein asked Judge Alison Nathan to freeze a related civil case while he appealed the decision to a higher court in an attempt to get the rest of the suit dismissed, reported Page Six.

Nathan said that she doesn't see any reason to permit Weinstein's request.

"Weinstein has failed to show that this case falls into the category of truly exceptional cases for which interlocutory appeal was designed," she wrote.

Noble said that Weinstein assaulted her and forced her to perform sex acts on him in front of a mirror in his room at Le Majestic hotel during the Cannes Film Festival in 2014, reported TMZ.

Recently, Brad Pitt had compared the infamous Manson family murders, which took place in 1969, to the Weinstein scandal, saying they rattled and changed the course of Hollywood in the same way.

(With inputs from Asian News International)

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