LOS ANGELES (CNS) - A former model/actress whom Harvey Weinstein sexually assaulted in her Beverly Hills hotel room in 2013 filed court papers Thursday raising civil allegations against the disgraced producer.
The plaintiff is identified as Jane Doe #1 in the still unofficial Los Angeles Superior Court lawsuit that alleges sexual battery, false imprisonment, negligence and intentional infliction of emotional distress. She seeks unspecified compensatory and punitive damages.
Weinstein, 70, was convicted in December of three of the seven counts he was facing -- forcible rape, forcible oral copulation and sexual penetration by a foreign object. All three of those counts related to Jane Doe #1, with the crimes occurring on or about Feb. 18, 2013. Weinstein faces up to 18 years in prison.
Weinstein's criminal case attorney, Mark Werksman, told jurors in the criminal case trial that Jane Doe #1 "was not a woman who was alone and vulnerable and cut off from the world," noting that she let his client into her hotel room at Mr. C Beverly Hills and had a cell phone and the hotel room phone at her disposal.
The plaintiff was in town to attend a film festival. Her suit states that Weinstein came to her room unexpectedly after she attended events that day related to the festival.
"After he was done raping her, he acted as if nothing out of the ordinary happened and left," the plaintiff's court papers allege.
Jane Doe #1 did not report the incident until 2017, when she had a talk with her daughter and when Weinstein was at the forefront of the #metoo movement, according to her court papers.