Add this to the growing list of legal problems facing Harvey Weinstein, The Weinstein Co. and Miramax: Lawyers at Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro and The Armenta Law Firm filed a federal racketeering class action against Weinstein, the production company and the studio Wednesday alleging they conspired “to facilitate and conceal [Weinstein’s] pattern of unwanted sexual conduct.”

The firms filed suit in U.S. District Court for the Central District of California on behalf of a Jane Doe plaintiff who claims Weinstein threatened her and falsely imprisoned her after she refused his advances after being brought in to audition for a Miramax production. They’re seeking to certify a class of all women who met with Weinstein in person to audition or to discuss involvement in a project to be produced or distributed by Miramax or TWC.

This content has been archived. It is available through our partners, LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law.

To view this content, please continue to their sites.

Not a Lexis Advance® Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Not a Bloomberg Law Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Why am I seeing this?

LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law are third party online distributors of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news publications. LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law customers are able to access and use ALM's content, including content from the National Law Journal, The American Lawyer, Legaltech News, The New York Law Journal, and Corporate Counsel, as well as other sources of legal information.

For questions call 1-877-256-2472 or contact us at [email protected]