By: Lexy | 08-14-2018 | News
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Manhattan Federal Judge Approved Lawsuit That Accuses Harvey Weinstein of Being a Sex Trafficker

Judge refuses to throw out sex trafficking claim against Harvey Weinstein. The claim states Weinstein 'lured British actress Kadian Noble to his Cannes hotel room where he falsely promised her a film role if she engaged in a sex act with him'

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Weinstein sought to squash the lawsuit, arguing that proceeding would unfairly expand the federal sex-trafficking statute to all sexual activity occurring between adults in which one party holds a superior position of power and influence,” court documents show.

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Weinstein claimed that Noble’s assertions that he engaged in a “commercial sex act” don’t apply to her case because “nothing of value was exchanged.”

Noble sued Weinstein, saying he set her up for an unwanted sexual encounter when they met in London. Weinstein told her that “he had a role in mind for her and that ‘it will be good for you,’” she said.

They met again in February 2014 in Cannes and Weinstein asked Noble to come to the Le Majestic Hotel to discuss her film reel, the lawsuit said.

Once there he began massaging her and instructed her to “walk up and down the room for him” as part of an “audition” before assaulting her in the bathroom, she claimed.

“Everything will be taken care of for you if you relax,” Noble claims he told her when she resisted his advances.

Judge Robert Sweet’s ruling stated that other courts have applied civil claims of sex trafficking to “defendants who have lured women, under false pretenses, with lucrative promises for sexual purposes.”

“Here the pattern of behavior … alleged a knowing and understanding that Harvey would use fraudulent means to entice Noble to engage in a sex act with him,” Sweet said.

“The promise of a film role, the interview … for the film role, and the assurances that ‘everything will be taken care of for you if you relax,’ including as he forced her to masturbate him, support this,” the judge said.

The judge did agree to drop Weinstein’s brother, Robert Weinstein, as a defendant, saying that the lawsuit doesn’t successfully claim that he had any knowledge of these allegations.

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Kadian Noble speaking about the alleged abuse in New York on November 28, 2017

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Weinstein arriving at court in New York on July 8

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Weinstein is escorted in handcuffs into State Supreme Court in New York City on July 9 after his arraignment on charges of assaulting a woman

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