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.
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