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NEW YORK - A class-action lawsuit filed by three women against Harvey Weinstein Friday includes a new allegation of rape, just days after the former movie executive was indicted on first- and third-degree rape and first-degree criminal sexual act charges in New York City.
A class-action lawsuit filed by three women against Harvey Weinstein, his attorney and his former employers includes a new allegation of rape against the former movie producer. https://t.co/lzJddxSeGI pic.twitter.com/6xsfByFg22— CNN International (@cnni) June 2, 2018
Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. announced the criminal indictment Wednesday, less than a week after Weinstein turned himself in to New York police and was arrested on sex crimes charges.
In the class-action lawsuit filed Friday, Melissa Thompson claims Weinstein raped her in his New York hotel room, where she was meeting with him about a marketing idea for his company in 2011, according to CNN.
Thompson also claims two attorneys who have represented Weinstein obtained evidence from her under false pretenses, according to the report.
The two other women named in Friday’s class-action suit accuse Weinstein of sexual assaults that allegedly took place in 1996 and 2000.