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Harvey Weinstein Accuser Hits Weinstein Company With $5 Million Lawsuit

Woman says that The Weinstein Company ”often aided and abetted Weinstein in the commission of his sexual misconduct“

A woman accusing Harvey Weinstein of behaving inappropriately with her has filed a lawsuit against The Weinstein Company, claiming that the company was aware of accusations against Weinstein well before her encounter with the disgraced film mogul.

In her suit, filed in Los Angeles Superior Court on Tuesday, Dominique Huett says that, as an aspiring actress in 2010, she arranged a meeting with Weinstein at the Peninsula Bevery Hills hotel, where Weinstein was living at the time.

Huett says she wanted to discuss the possibility of Weinstein helping her procure roles. Instead, she says, he asked to see her breasts and asked if she had a “boob job,” cautioning her that breast-augmentation surgery would be detrimental to finding work.

The pair went to Weinstein’s room, the suit says, where Weinstein went to the bathroom and returned “wearing only a bathrobe.” According to the suit, Weinstein demanded a massage from Huett and asked her if he could perform oral sex on her, then refused to take “no” for an answer.

After performing oral sex on Huett for “several minutes,” the suit says, Weinstein “masturbated in front of Plaintiff until he reached orgasm.”

Later, the suit says, Weinstein offered to land Huett a role on the Weinstein-produced “Project Runway.”

According to the suit, The Weinstein Company was “was aware of allegations of sexual misconduct against Weinstein going back to the 1990s” and “often aided and abetted Weinstein in the commission of his sexual misconduct,” using female employees as “honeypots” to lure victims into a “false sense of security.”

Alleging negligence, the suit is seeking damages “of not less than $5 million.”

The Weinstein Company did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Harvey Weinstein has issued a statement denying any non-consensual sex occurred between him and any women.

Pamela Chelin contributed to this report.