Harvey Weinstein's Ex-Assistant Sues Him For Sexual Misconduct And Demeaning Acts
More women are still coming forward to recount the horrid details of the abuse they suffered at the hands of Harvey Weinstein. The once celebrated movie mogul is now being accused by his former assistant of sexual misconduct and having to carry out demeaning acts for Weinstein.
Weinstein's Ex-Assistant Exposes Everything
Sandeep Rehal worked for Weinstein for two years before quiting in 2015. Rehal filed a lawsuit against her former employer on Thursday, Jan. 25, where she alleges that Weinstein sexually harassed her, groped her butt, and repeatedly referred to her as a c---. Rehal also claims she was tasked with facilitating his sexual encounters, which included cleaning his semen off of the couch and providing him with erectile dysfunctional drugs.
"For over two years Plaintiff Sandeep Rehal was forced to work in a pervasive and severe sexually hostile work environment at The Weinstein Company LLC and The Weinstein Company Holdings LLC, defined by endless offensive, degrading, and sexually harassing actions, statements, and touching at the hands of her boss, Harvey Weinstein," the suit stated.
Rehal also claimed in the suit that she was in charge of keeping a list of available women for him. Because of the abuse she endured, Rehal suffers from depression, low self-esteem, anxiety, humiliation, and fear.
"Harvey Weinstein repeatedly emphasized his absolute power to Ms. Rehal and others. He constantly bragged about his power, stating to Ms. Rehal and other employees, 'I am Harvey Weinstein and you are at Weinstein University. I decide whether or not you graduate," the suit continued.
Rehal ultimately decided to leave the job when she felt the job pushed her to her "breaking point" and she could no longer handle the treatment she received from Weinstein.
"No one should have to endure what Ms. Rehal experienced at the hands of Harvey Weinstein," Rehal's attorney,Genie Harrison, stated in early December. The former assistant's story was mentioned in the expose article written about Weinstein.
Weinstein currently is facing over 80 accusations from a plethora of women who have stated that the producer sexually abused, assaulted, and raped them. Actresses Ashley Judd, Mira Sorvino, Rose McGowan, Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow, Asia Argento, Rosanna Arquette, and Heather Graham are among those women who have outed Weinstein.
After the allegations made headlines, Weinstein's wife, designer Georgina Chapman, left him and Weinstein was fired from his film company, Miramax.
Weinstein has denied all allegations against him and is currently seeking treatment at a rehab facility in Arizona.