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Weinstein Company Sued For $5 Million Over Alleged Knowledge of Weinstein's Behavior

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The suit was filed by actress Dominique Huett. 

Following the sea of sexual assault accusations against Harvey Weinstein, The Weinstein Company, which he formerly co-chaired, is being sued for $5 million, Deadlinereports. The civil suit comes directed at the company's supposed knowledge of Weinstein's predatory behavior.

"Prior to the incident involving Plaintiff, Defendant TWC's executives, officers and employees had actual knowledge of Weinstein's repeated acts of sexual misconduct with women," explains the suit, which was filed by actress Dominique Huett, who alleges Weinstein assaulted her in November 2010 at the Peninsula Hotel.

Weinstein reportedly invited Huett to his hotel room for a meeting, where he demanded she reveal her breasts, give him a massage, and allow him to perform oral sex upon her. After repeatedly denying him, Huett says she finally acquiesced. Following those acts, Weinstein reportedly masturbated in front of her.

The Hollywood film exec then gave Huett contact information for an executive producer with Defendant's fashion competition Project Runway, and offered to secure a role for her on the program.

"Any allegations of non-consensual sex are unequivocally denied by Mr. Weinstein," said the former co-chairman's spokesperson to Deadline.

Read the full $5 million suit here.

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