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Harvey Weinstein Is Being Sued for Alleged Sexual Abuse of a 16-Year-Old Model

Harvey Weinstein Is Being Sued for Alleged Sexual Abuse of a 16-Year-Old Model

Harvey Weinstein is being hit with a lawsuit.

Kaja Sokola alleges she was sexually assaulted by the movie mogul at the age of 16 in a new civil complaint, Variety reported on Thursday (December 19).

She said Harvey “met her at an event put on by her modeling agency in 2002 when she was still a minor” and “arranged to have lunch with her to talk about her career, but after picking her up, he allegedly took her to his Soho apartment instead of to a restaurant.”

Once they were alone, he reportedly “bullied her into allowing him to fondle her and made her touch his penis.”

“Terrified and struggling to hold back tears, Sokola said she did not want to do anything further and resisted his demands. Sokola had no intention or understanding when she agreed to a business lunch that she would be put in this position,” the complaint reads.

Her allegations were first filed in 2018 as part of a class-action lawsuit, in which she was identified as Jane Doe. She is now 33 years old, and the alleged incident took place 17 years ago.

At the time of the class-action lawsuit, Harvey’s attorney at the time, Ben Brafman, called the claim “preposterous.”

“When I was 16 years old, I came to New York from Poland to work as a model and to try to become an actor, which had been my childhood dream. Not long after I arrived in New York, I was sexually abused by Harvey Weinstein. I have been living with the trauma of that day ever since,” she said in the statement.

READ MORE: Harvey Weinstein Plans $25 Million Settlement With Accusers

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