Harvey Weinstein Faces New Allegation of Sexual Assault from Former Teen Model

20 Dec

Former teen model, Kaja Sokola alleges she was sexually assaulted by Harvey Weinstein. The Polish native filed a new lawsuit Thursday against the disgraced movie mogul, his former studio Miramax and previous owner the Walt Disney Co.

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Previously identified only as Jane Doe in an earlier class-action lawsuit, her new lawsuit filed with the New York State Supreme Court alleges that in 2002, when she was 16 and an aspiring actress, Weinstein promised to take her to lunch to discuss her career. Instead, the Sokola says, he took her to his SoHo apartment, where he “aggressively and threateningly demanded sex.”

Weinstein who has been accused of inappropriate sexual conduct with over 80 women, “instructed her take off her clothes,” and “to touch herself,” according to the filing. He also took off his pants and, despite her protestations, forced her to touch his penis while he “grabbed at her breasts,” the lawsuit alleges.

In a statement to The Los Angeles Times, Sokola said she “cannot accept the proposed ‘global settlement’ as fair or just. There is no accountability for the perpetrators, insufficient compensation for all of the victims, and millions of dollars going to people that I believe enabled Weinstein …. I know that this lawsuit cannot erase the pain that I have been living with for 17 years. But I do hope to achieve at least some measure of justice that has still been denied to Harvey Weinstein’s many victims.”

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