Disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein was indicted by a grand jury in ny on charges of rape and a criminal sexual act.
Melissa Thompson has claimed Weinstein lured her into his hotel room when she was meeting with him to pitch internet technology, then forcibly sexually assaulted her.
Weinstein denies any nonconsensual sexual conduct.
For the record, Weinstein was indicted in New York Wednesday on charges of rape in the first and third degrees and first-degree criminal sexual act for crimes involving two women.
The friend, a NY modeling executive named Paolo Zampolli, who has reported ties to both Weinstein and President Donald Trump, urged her to follow through by citing Brafman's credentials, and later insisted Brafman had told him "he was representing girls", the suit alleged. She alleged a lawyer with the firm presented himself as working for the victims of Weinstein, and she didn't learn that fact until after she handed material over to the firm. She was lead to believe he was part of the team defending Weinstein's victims.
The lawsuit alleges the video captured Weinstein making sexual advances.
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Though Thompson's story sounds very similar to the litany of other allegations brought to light by women over the past seven months, it adds a fresh layer of (alleged) insidiousness from Weinstein's lawyer.
"I never have and I never would represent Harvey Weinstein", Spiro told The Post.
As for Brafman, he left room to walk back his own claims, saying that if Spiro ever had spoken with or met these women, he'd done so on his own time after leaving Brafman's firm for another. Among the allegations are racketeering, witness tampering, mail and wire fraud, assault, civil battery, negligent supervision and retention and intentional infliction of emotional distress.
She did not report it to law enforcement authorities because she feared for her safety and career, the lawsuit said.
The lawsuit is the third class action suit filed against Weinstein by Hagens Berman since late past year. He promised to make a deal that afternoon if she would meet him for a drink at the Tribeca Grand Hotel, the suit alleges.
Phyllis Kupferstein, a lawyer for Weinstein, likened the lawsuit to an earlier one filed by the same lawyers on behalf of a different group of women and said the case "suffers from the same lack of merit".