On Friday, Weinstein was slammed with another lawsuit from an actress who asserts that he performed oral sex on her against her will, masturbated in front of her multiple times, and threatened her career if she said no, according to Variety.
“According to the suit, Weinstein pushed her to the ground during a meeting in his office in 2013,” Variety reports. “He then removed her underwear and began to perform oral sex, as she started to sob in protest.”
The plaintiff is suing Weinstein and the Weinstein Company, claiming sexual battery and discrimination. She’s accused Weinstein of asking her, “Do you even want to be an actress?" and also alleging that Weinstein said, “I slept with Jennifer Lawrence and look where she is; she has just won an Oscar.”
Lawrence released a statement on Friday where she denied having a sexual relationship with Weinstein.
“My heart breaks for all the women who were victimized by Harvey Weinstein,” Lawrence said, per Variety. “I have never had anything but a professional relationship with him. This is yet another example of the predatory tactics and lies that he engaged in to lure countless women.”
Since the news emerged, Weinstein’s spokesperson issued a statement, saying that the case “was meant to embarrass Mr. Weinstein,” adding that, “There is absolutely no truth to the malicious claims made in this lawsuit, and we are reviewing our options with an eye on filing for an immediate dismissal. Mr. Weinstein is embarrassed for Ms. Lawrence with whom he has only had a professional and respectful relationship, who has sadly been dragged into this ugly attempt at defamation.”