Is the Weinstein Company Legally Negligent for Failing to Prevent Weinstein's Abuse?

'Weinstein initiated and Plaintiff froze as Weinstein removed her clothing and performed oral sex on her.

He asked to perform oral sex on her and she refused, but he persisted and she "froze", allowing him to continue. Haleyi was in her 20s at the time, Allred said.

"I also think that social media gives me a sense of hope because there are so many loud anonymous voices from women all over the world that are saying, 'I hear you, I believe you, I stand with you and I support you.' And I think that feeling supported is a huge first step", she said. "I was mortified", Haleyi said, beginning to weep as the cameras rolled. Law Newz reached out to her for comment. I tried to get away, tried to get him off me, and kept asking him to stop but it was impossible.

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Huett's New York-based lawyer, Jeff Herman, who specializes in sexual-abuse cases, told USA TODAY he and Huett aim to put the "Hollywood casting couch" culture on trial through the lawsuit.

Mimi Haleyi is on a list of people that NY officials are seeking to speak with in the ongoing investigation into allegations against Weinstein, according to law enforcement sources. She filed the first lawsuit against the company on Tuesday claiming negligence for knowing about Weinstein's sexual misdeeds dating back decades and failing to do anything about it.

Her story is strikingly similar to those of more than 50 women who have claimed they were sexually harassed or assaulted by the disgraced film producer.

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This will be Allred's fourth client press conference in the Weinstein scandal, although she says she also represents "numerous alleged victims of Mr. Weinstein" who have not yet gone public in this manner. "It is time for him to take meaningful action to demonstrate in deeds, not just words, that he is taking responsibility for what he has done and that he is willing to make amends to the victims", she said Tuesday. Haleyi said afterwards he rolled over and asked her, "Don't you feel we're so much closer to each other now?" "I said, 'No sorry, I'm not a masseuse, ' and I suggested he contact hotel reception", Haleyi said.

She continued, "Unfortunately it has taken this fixture in our industry and the news about his reprehensible behavior that happened within his business to allow us to all say now, 'Okay, this is serious'". She declined and left, feeling "humiliated and stupid" for having been excited about the meeting, she said.

Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering, who have made Oscar-nominated documentaries about sexual assault in the military (2012's The Invisible War) and on college campuses (2015's The Hunting Ground), are already at work on a follow-up about the crisis in Hollywood. He said that Huett's story "at a minimum" was sexual harassment.

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Pieces of the interview will air across the network's news shows, including Good Morning America, World News Tonight With David Muir and Nightline, as well as its digital and radio divisions.


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