Actress Paz de la Huerta has added Disney CEO Bob Iger and his former president Michael Eisner to a list of defendants who, according to Harvey Weinstein, are sexually abusing her.
The Boardwalk Empire actress, 34, made the additions, including The Walt Disney Company, in a 50-page lawsuit on sexual batteries that doubled the length of her original complaint against Harvey Weinstein last year.
It added: & # 39; Between the acquisition of Miramax in 1993 and the separation of Harvey Weinstein and Robert Weinstein from their position as executives of Miramax in 2005, Eisner made a series of decisions that enabled a series of actions by Harvey Weinstein which unacceptably harmed certain employees of Miramax. & # 39;
Actress Paz de la Huerta has added Disney CEO Bob Iger and his former president Michael Eisner to a list of defendants who, according to Harvey Weinstein, are sexually abusing her
The lawsuit states that Bog Iger (left) and Michael Eisner (right) & # 39; have made a series of decisions that enabled a series of Harvey Weinstein actions that unacceptably harmed certain Miramax employees & # 39;
The lawsuit also stated that from 2000 until now, Bob Iger was president and CEO of The Walt Disney Company.
Similarly, it is claimed that Iger & # 39; has taken a series of decisions that enabled a series of actions by Harvey Weinstein that have unacceptably harmed certain Miramax employees & # 39 ;.
It states that Iger made no effort to identify or remedy Harvey Weinstein damage to current or former Disney-Miramax employees after his departure from Miramax in 2005.
In a statement, Disney said it intended to fight the allegations. In a statement to Fox Business, the company said: & # 39; The Weinsteins have operated and managed their business with virtual autonomy.
& # 39; There is absolutely no legal basis for claims against the company and we will defend ourselves vigorously against it. & # 39;
The lawsuit stems from Weinstein's alleged predatory behavior towards the actress after their encounter while filming The Cider House Rules.
Paz de la Huerta played in the film produced by Miramax, which was run by Weinstein but was then owned by Disney. Eisner was then the president of Disney.
The La Huerta & # 39; s lawsuit against Harvey Weinstein in November is related to her claim that he raped her twice in her apartment in New York in 2010.
The suit also speculates that Weinstein used his influence to get the la Huerta fired from her job in Boardwalk Empire in 2012. Her character Lucy Danziger did not appear after the second season of the show.
De La Huerta's claims against Iger and Eisner, as well as former Miramax chairman Bob Weinstein, are negligent surveillance and intentional infliction of emotional distress, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Her claims against Disney are negligent oversight and violation of federal sex trade statutes.
The lawsuit against Harvey Weinstein claims that assault, sexual battery and emotional distress has been filed in the Los Angeles Superior Court, De La Huerta's lawyer, Aaron G. Filler, earlier this year against DailyMail.com.
De La Huerta & # 39; s lawsuit against Harvey Weinstein in November relates to her claim that he raped her twice in her apartment in New York in 2010
The suit also speculates that Weinstein used his influence to get the la Huerta (photo) fired from her work in Boardwalk Empire in 2012. Her character Lucy Danziger did not appear after the second season of the show.
The legal action to claim unspecified compensation came a year after the Boardwalk Empire star gave interviews that Weinstein publicly accused of the rapes.
Weinstein, the subject of dozens of allegations of misconduct, has strongly denied any claim of non-consensual sex.
Speak against Vanity Fair on the day that Weinstein was first arrested about charges by various women in May 2018, the La Huerta claimed that she could not stop crying & # 39 ;.
She told the publication: & # 39; I felt extremely emotional today. I couldn't stop crying. I do not know why. It should be a holiday, but I feel melancholic. & # 39;
Weinstein's lawyer, Benjamin Brafman, told DailyMail.com in November that the La Huerta suit is the product of an unstable personality with a vivid imagination.
In the lawsuit, de la Huerta tells her version of events on December 7, 2010, when she and Weinstein attended a party at the Boom Boom Room on High Line in Manhattan.
Disney said it intended to fight the allegations because & # 39; there is no legal basis for claims against the company & # 39;
The actress knew Weinstein from the neighborhood in Tribeca, as well as from working on his 1999 film Cider House Rules when she was 14, and accepted it when he offered her a ride home, according to the suit.
The suit says that when they arrived, Weinstein insisted on coming to De La Huerta's apartment not to discuss business and personal matters in the public lobby.
Once in the actress' apartment, the lawsuit alleges that Weinstein de la Huerta warned & # 39; about damage to her career if she did not submit to sex & # 39; and then dedicated herself to her and raped her.
Weeks and weeks later, Weinstein and his staff constantly called La Huerta's telephone and even showed up unannounced to hang outside her building or lobby, according to the suit.
The actress said she had avoided the phone calls and did not go home.
The complaint alleges that Weinstein has a & # 39; protective program for his abuse & # 39; had, including having his photo taken with alleged victims shortly after each attack, and noted that Weinstein and the actress were photographed together during a screening on December 13, 2010, six days after the alleged rape.
De la Huerta claims that she was raped again on December 23, 2010, when Weinstein called her and told her he would wait in her apartment until she came home.
The actress says she decided to confront Weinstein, but on the drive home drank a very large amount of alcohol out of anxiety and depression, making her unable to agree to a disputed sexual encounter. & # 39 ;
The lawsuit also contained allegations about a January 15, 2011 meeting de la Huerta says she had with Weinstein at the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills.
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