Actress Paz de la Huerta sues Harvey Weinstein, alleges rape
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actress Paz de la Huerta is suing Harvey Weinstein, saying the movie mogul raped her, harassed her and hurt her career.
The lawsuit filed Tuesday in Los Angeles Superior Court alleges Weinstein raped de la Huerta twice in New York in December 2010. Police said last November they were investigating, but no charges have been filed.
The suit alleges that in January 2011 Weinstein exposed himself to her and tried to get her to have sex in Beverly Hills.
The suit states that Weinstein taunted de La Huerta with phone calls and was involved with her firing from HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire.”
Weinstein attorney Ben Brafman noted the lack of criminal charges and contends de la Huerta’s other allegations are “the product of an unstable personality with a vivid imagination.”