After being sentenced to 23 years in prison for various sex crimes, producer Harvey Weinstein will have to face new charges. The former Miramax and The Weinstein Company regent has been identified as an aggressor by four other women, one of them a minor at the time of the alleged assault.
According to the applicants (via Variety ), the attacks occurred between 1984 and 2013, several of them during encounters with Weinstein during the Cannes and Venice festivals. Its causes are added to those of five other crimes of the same nature, whose trial is still pending. If the magnate were found guilty, another 29 years could be added to his sentence.
Besides, the lawsuits accuse not only Weinstein and his brother Robert, but also Miramax, Disney, and other producers, for failing to take action against the producer even though his conduct as a sex offender and rapist was public and notorious.
According to the Anglo-Saxon legal convention, the four women have chosen to identify with the pseudonym ‘Jane Doe’ to maintain anonymity. One of them, a native of Tennessee and known as ‘Jane Doe II’ in the summary, claims that Weinstein made her give her her driving license after raping and hitting her.
Also, Weinstein would have threatened her, not only with ruining her acting career, but also “with having her partners follow her and physically assault her and her family.” The applicant was 17 years old at the time of the events.
The rest of the accusers (ages 70 to 35) describe similar situations, in which Weinstein took advantage of alleged professional auditions or meetings to attack and threaten them.
Partially responsible for the rise of ‘indie’ cinema in the 1990s, Weinstein became one of the most powerful figures in Hollywood, driving the careers of screen figures such as Quentin Tarantino and Ben Affleck, as well as that of Gwyneth Paltrow and others. of their victims.
The string of sexual assault charges brought against him, as well as his 2007 conviction, were the first major victory for the #MeToo movement against sexual abuse in Hollywood.