Saturday 17 August 2019

Woman launches damages claim against Harvey Weinstein

Her lawyers say the action is the first of its kind made against the Hollywood film producer in England.

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By Brian Farmer, Press Association

A woman has launched a damages claim in London after saying she was sexually assaulted by Hollywood film producer Harvey Weinstein.

Her lawyers say the claim is the first of its kind made against Mr Weinstein in England.

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They say the woman, who has not been identified, is likely to want more than £300,000.

Paperwork outlining detail of the claim has been lodged at the High Court in London, lawyers say.

They say no date has been fixed for any hearing.

Solicitor Jill Greenfield, who represents the woman and works for law firm Fieldfisher, says her client is claiming damages for “personal injury” plus expenses and “consequential loss” arising out of “a series of sexual assaults” by Mr Weinstein.

She says claims have been made against Mr Weinstein, a Weinstein Company based in London and a Weinstein company based in New York, and she had indicated alleged assaults happened “many years ago”.

A spokeswoman for Fieldfisher said she could not say whether the woman was British.

Detail of claim is listed on a claim form lodged at the High Court and dated November 23.

The form says the woman suffered “psychiatric damage” cause by “intentional assault”.

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