An unnamed aspiring actress has filed a proposed class-action lawsuit against Harvey Weinstein and his former company in an attempt to hold them financially responsible for the producer's alleged sexual harassment and assault.
The lawsuit filed Wednesday in a Los Angeles federal court does not name the woman, or give a date when she alleges Weinstein sexually harassed her when she arrived for an audition. The lawsuit references the conduct taking place in a building occupied by Miramax, which was sold to the Walt Disney Co. in 1993.
It includes detailed summaries of press accounts of Weinstein's harassment, and accuses Weinstein and his former companies, Miramax and the Weinstein Co., of enabling the producer's "casting couch" behavior.
She alleges Weinstein told her to show him her breasts during the audition. When she refused, he pushed her into a locked stairwell.
The woman is seeking millions for women sexually harassed and abused by the disgraced producer. A judge would need to certify the case for class-action status.