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Harvey Weinstein and his company have been sued by the state of New York over allegations of "pervasive sexual harassment, intimidation and discrimination".

The lawsuit, filed by New York's attorney general Eric Schneiderman, alleges Weinstein was "hostile" and threatening towards female employees.

It comes after dozens of claims of sexual harassment made against the producer following exposes by The New York Times and The New Yorker, which claimed he had been sexually abusing and harassing women for decades.

Weinstein has denied all accusations of unwanted sexual contact, and said some incidents described in reports were consensual.

In court papers, Mr Schneiderman alleges the The Weinstein Company "repeatedly broke New York law by failing to protect its employees from pervasive sexual harassment, intimidation and discrimination".

In response to the lawsuit, Weinstein's lawyer said a "fair investigation" by the attorney general will show many of the allegations are "without merit".

He said that while his client's behaviour "was not without fault", there was "no criminality".

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The lawsuit states that to work for Weinstein was "to work under a persistent barrage of gender-based obscenities, vulgar name-calling, sexualised interactions, threats of violence, and a workplace general hostile to women".

Schneiderman's investigation found that employees had been subjected to various verbal threats from Weinstein, such as "I will kill you and your family" and "you don't know what I can do".

In one case, the investigation found that "in a fit of rage against one female employee, he yelled that she should leave the company and make babies since that was all she was good for".

It says the company "must ensure that victims will be compensated, employees will be protected going forward, and that neither perpetrators nor enables will be unjustly enriched".

Schneiderman had already launched a civil rights probe into the New York City-based company in October, after Weinstein was fired by the powerhouse he founded with his brother Robert.

Weinstein is being investigated by authorities in New York, Los Angeles and London.

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    Salma Hayek, Actress

    Hayek is the latest actress to speak out against film producer Harvey Weinstein, accusing him of sexual harassment and branding him a "monster".

    The Mexican-born 51-year-old hit out at the Hollywood mogul in a revealing article published in the New York Times, detailing alleged sexual harassment, bullying and threats made against her.

    She claimed he once told her: "I will kill you, don't think I can't."

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    Paz de la Huerta, Actress

    The NYPD is investigating claims Weinstein raped Paz de la Huerta twice in 2010.

    The actress appeared in Weinstein's film Cider House Rules at the age of 14 and ran into the producer 12 years later in a New York City hotel.

    She claims she accepted a lift home from Weinstein and was raped when they got inside.

    Weeks later, Weinstein allegedly raped de la Huerta again after turning up in her apartment lobby.

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    Annabella Sciorra, Actress

    The Emmy nominated star of The Sopranos accused Harvey Weinstein of raping her in the early 1990s.

    She told The New Yorker that Weinstein forced his way into her apartment "like he owned the place and started unbuttoning his shirt".

    "It was very clear where he thought this was going to go."

    She told the magazine that she resisted but he carried on.

    "He shoved me onto the bed, and he got on top of me" and "attempted to perform oral sex on me.

    "I struggled, but I had very little strength left in me. I was so ashamed."

    The actress said she then stopped working for several years and fell into depression.

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    Daryl Hannah, Actress

    Hannah appeared in Kill Bill: Volume 1 which was produced by Harvey Weinstein.

    She told The New Yorker Magazine that while she was in a hotel with a makeup artist Weinstein "burst in like a raging bull" and asked to touch her breasts.

    She says she refused but that it had an immediate impact on her career.

    "I experienced instant repercussions," she said. "I called all the powers that be and told them what had happened. It didn't matter.

    "We are not believed. We are more than not believed – we are berated and criticised and blamed."

  • Brit Marling, ActressBrit Marling, Actress

    Brit Marling, Actress

    The OA star said she was asked to meet Harvey Weinstein in a bar before a female assistant said the meeting had been moved to his suite.

    "I, too, was asked if I wanted a massage, Champagne, strawberries," she wrote.

    "It was clear that there was only one direction he wanted this encounter to go in, and that was sex or some version of an erotic exchange.

    "I was able to gather myself together – a bundle of firing nerves, hands trembling, voice lost in my throat – and leave the room."

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    Natassia Malthe, Actress

    The Norwegian actress and model claims Harvey Weinstein raped her in a London hotel after a Bafta awards ceremony in 2008.

    Malthe, now 43, said: "I was sitting on the bed talking to Harvey when he pushed me back and forced himself on me, it was not consensual.

    "I was completely grossed out. I believe that I disassociated during the time that he was having sex with me.

    "I laid still and closed my eyes and just wanted it to end. I was like a dead person. Afterwards I lay there in complete disgust."

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    Dominique Huett, Actress

    The Blue Bloods star accused The Weinstein Company of having "actual knowledge" of Harvey Weinstein's alleged sexual misconduct, after claiming the producer performed oral sex on her and then performed a sexual act in front of her.

    In a £3.8m negligence lawsuit, Huett accuses The Weinstein Company's "executives, officers and employers had actual knowledge of (Harvey) Weinstein's repeated acts of sexual misconduct with women".

    The star says the company's board of directors, including his brother Bob Weinstein, were "aware of Weinstein's pattern of using his power to coerce and force young actresses to engage in sexual acts with him".

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    Sarah Polley, Director

    Polley spoke of a meeting she had with Weinstein when she was a 19-year-old actress.

    She claims he insisted that he had a "very close relationship" with a particular actress and that if Polley were to do the same, it would get her leading roles and awards.

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    Melissa Sagemiller, Actress

    The actress told the Huffington Post that she experienced Weinstein's behavior on three separate occasions – firstly in the summer of 2000, when she filmed Get Over It.

    "He said: 'Well, you're not going to leave until you kiss me'. I remember that's when it turned from: 'Oh, ha ha, I can handle this guy' to: 'Well, OK, he's blocking the door, sort of' – he'd walked over and put his hand on the door. It was just one of those things where I was like, 'Really?' He just wouldn't stop. It was relentless."

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    Katya Mtsitouridze, TV Host

    The Russian TV host accused Weinstein of sexual harassment, saying the producer tricked her into visiting his hotel room alone where he threatened her to stay silent.

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    Sean Young, Actress

    The Blade Runner star said: "I personally experienced him pulling his you-know-what out of his pants to shock me".

    "My basic response was, 'You know, Harvey, I really don't think you should be pulling that thing out, it's not very pretty.'"

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    Erika Rosenbaum, Actress

    The actress said: "He brought me into the bathroom. I don't remember what I said, if I said anything at all. I think I was too afraid to say anything.

    "He held me by the back of the neck and had me face the mirror and said, 'I just want to look at you,' and then he started masturbating behind me.

    "He was holding me by the back of the neck and looking right into my face. I remember seeing my own face in the mirror and I just could not believe I was standing there.

    "I could not believe that I had let this happen. I felt incredibly guilty."

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    Zelda Perkins, Assistant

    Harvey Weinstein's former assistant said she broke a confidential agreement to speak out about alleged sexual harassment by the producer.

    She worked for Miramax in London and shared a £250,000 payment with another woman who claimed she was sexually assaulted by Weinstein.

  • HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 10: Actress Lena Headey attends the premiere of HBO's 'Game Of Thrones' Season 6 at TCL Chinese Theatre on April 10, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 10: Actress Lena Headey attends the premiere of HBO's 'Game Of Thrones' Season 6 at TCL Chinese Theatre on April 10, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

    Lena Headey, Actress

    Game of Thrones star Lena Headey has claimed Harvey Weinstein angrily marched her out of a hotel after she rejected his advances.

    "We walked to the lift and the energy shifted, my whole body went into high alert, the lift was going up and I said to Harvey, I'm not interested in anything other than work, please don't think I got in here with you for any other reason, nothing is going to happen.

    "His hand was on my back, he was marching me forward, not a word, I felt completely powerless, he tried his key card and it didn't work, then he got really angry.

    "He walked me back to the lift, through the hotel to the valet, by grabbing and holding tightly to the back of my arm, he paid for my car and whispered in my ear, don't tell anyone about this, not your manager, not your agent."

  • Actress Lina Esco attends the 2017 CBS Television Studios Summer TCA Party Red Carpet, August 1, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. / AFP PHOTO / VALERIE MACON (Photo credit should read VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)Actress Lina Esco attends the 2017 CBS Television Studios Summer TCA Party Red Carpet, August 1, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. / AFP PHOTO / VALERIE MACON (Photo credit should read VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)

    Lina Esco, Actress

    She says Weinstein told her: "I think we should see a movie in the theatre, like back in the day, and we should kiss."

    She allegedly brushed him off but he pressed on and forcefully tries to kiss her.

    "It's just a kiss," he allegedly said.

  • BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 08: Actress Minka Kelly attends The 2017 InStyle and Warner Bros. 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards Post-Party at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 8, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by John Sciulli/Getty Images for InStyle)BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 08: Actress Minka Kelly attends The 2017 InStyle and Warner Bros. 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards Post-Party at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 8, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by John Sciulli/Getty Images for InStyle)

    Minka Kelly, Actress

    After meeting to Weinstein at a party, Kelly claims he set up a "general meeting" via her agent in his hotel room.

    "He said: 'I know you were feeling what I was feeling when we met the other night' and then regaled me with offers of a lavish life filled with trips around the world on private planes etc. – If I would be his girlfriend."

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    Lysette Anthony, Actress

    The British actress, who now stars in Hollyoaks, accused Harvey Weinstein of raping her in the 1980s.

    She told the Sunday Times: "He pushed me inside and rammed me against the coat rack. He was trying to kiss me and shove inside me. Finally I just gave up."

  • NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 12: Tara Subkoff attends New York Premiere of Sony's ROUGH NIGHT presented by SVEDKA Vodka at AMC Lincoln Square Theater on June 12, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for SVEDKA Vodka)NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 12: Tara Subkoff attends New York Premiere of Sony's ROUGH NIGHT presented by SVEDKA Vodka at AMC Lincoln Square Theater on June 12, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for SVEDKA Vodka)

    Tara Subkoff, Actress

    The 44-year-old actress says she was invited to a premiere after-party in 1990 where she met Weinstein.

    "He motioned for me to come over to him, and then grabbed me to sit me on his lap. I was so surprised and shocked I couldn't stop laughing because it was so awkward."

    Subkoff told Page Six she then felt "that he had an erection".

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    Myleene Klass, Presenter

    The TV presenter said Weinstein offered her a sex contract, to which she said she replied: "F*** off".

  • LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 24: Actress Actress Angie Everhart attends CBS Films Special Screening of 'DEAN' at the ArcLight in Hollywood on May 24, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by John Sciulli/Getty Images for CBS Films)LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 24: Actress Actress Angie Everhart attends CBS Films Special Screening of 'DEAN' at the ArcLight in Hollywood on May 24, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by John Sciulli/Getty Images for CBS Films)

    Angie Everhart, Model

    Everhart told a radio station she was sleeping in her bedroom on a yacht at a European film festival when she awoke to find Weinstein standing over her and masturbating.

  • CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 27: Actress Eva Green attends the 'Based On A True Story' photocall during the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 27, 2017 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 27: Actress Eva Green attends the 'Based On A True Story' photocall during the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 27, 2017 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)

    Eva Green, Actress

    The Casino Royale actress said she felt "shocked and disgusted" after an encounter with Harvey Weinstein in which she allegedly had to "push him off".

    "I met him for a business meeting in Paris at which he behaved inappropriately and I had to push him off. I got away without it going further, but the experience left me shocked and disgusted.

    "I have not discussed this before because I wanted to maintain my privacy, but I understand it is important to do so as I hear about other women's experiences. Women are often condemned when they speak out and their personal reputations tarnished by association.

    "I salute the great bravery of the women who have come forward. We should recognise that this sort of behaviour exists everywhere and is not unique to the entertainment industry. The exploitation of power is ubiquitous. This behaviour is unacceptable and needs to be eliminated."

  • BRENTWOOD, CA - JUNE 03: Actor Claire Forlani attends the 16th Annual Chrysalis Butterfly Ball at Private Residence on June 3, 2017 in Brentwood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images) Editorial subscription SML 2592 x 3432 px | 21.95 x 29.06 cm @ 300 dpi | 8.9 MP Size Guide Add notes DOWNLOAD AGAIN Details Restrictions:	Contact your local office for all commercial or promotional uses. Full editorial rights UK, US, Ireland, Canada (not Quebec). Restricted editorial rights for daily BRENTWOOD, CA - JUNE 03: Actor Claire Forlani attends the 16th Annual Chrysalis Butterfly Ball at Private Residence on June 3, 2017 in Brentwood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images) Editorial subscription SML 2592 x 3432 px | 21.95 x 29.06 cm @ 300 dpi | 8.9 MP Size Guide Add notes DOWNLOAD AGAIN Details Restrictions:	Contact your local office for all commercial or promotional uses. Full editorial rights UK, US, Ireland, Canada (not Quebec). Restricted editorial rights for daily

    Claire Forlani, Actress

    The actress tweeted about her experience of Harvey Weinstein.

    She said: "You see, nothing happened to me with Harvey – by that I mean, I escaped 5 times.

    "I had two Peninsula Hotel meetings in the evening with Harvey and all I remember was I ducked, dived and ultimately got out of there without getting slobbered over, well just a bit.

    "Yes, massage was suggested. The three dinners with Harvey I don't really remember the time period, I was 25.

    "I remember him telling me all the actresses who had slept with him and what he had done for them."

  • NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 07: Kate Beckinsale attends 'The Only Living Boy In New York' New York Premiere at The Museum of Modern Art on August 7, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 07: Kate Beckinsale attends 'The Only Living Boy In New York' New York Premiere at The Museum of Modern Art on August 7, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)

    Kate Beckinsale, Actress

    In a statement released to her Instagram the actress accused Weinstein showing up to a meeting in a bathrobe and offered her alcohol when she was 17.

    "After declining alcohol and announcing that I had school in the morning I left, uneasy but unscathed. A few years later he asked me if he had tried anything with me in that first meeting. I realised he couldn't remember if he had assaulted me or not."

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    Florence Darel, Actress

    The French actress told French media that Weinstein promised to help her make it in America if she became his "part-time" mistress.

    "I told him I was very much in love with my partner, but he said that that didn't worry him and he wanted me to be his mistress for a few days a year."

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    Cara Delevingne, Model

    The model turned actress claims she was invited up to his room where Weinstein asked her to kiss another woman, before later trying to kiss her on the lips.

    "I went to a meeting with him in the lobby of a hotel with a director about an upcoming film.

    "The director left the meeting and Harvey asked me to stay and chat with him. As soon as we were alone he began to brag about all the actresses he had slept with and how he had made their careers and spoke about other inappropriate things of a sexual nature.

    "He then invited me to his room. I quickly declined and asked his assistant if my car was outside. She said it wasn't and wouldn't be for a bit and I should go to his room.

    "At that moment I felt very powerless and scared but didn't want to act that way hoping that I was wrong about the situation.

    "When I arrived I was relieved to find another woman in his room and thought immediately I was safe.

    "He asked us to kiss and she began some sort of advances upon his direction. I swiftly got up and asked him if he knew that I could sing. And I began to sing….I thought it would make the situation better….more professional….like an audition….I was so nervous.

    "After singing I said again that I had to leave. He walked me to the door and stood in front of it and tried to kiss me on the lips. I stopped him and managed to get out of the room."

  • Lea Seydoux (right), with her co-star in Spectre and Inglourious Basterds Christoph Waltz, says Weinstein tried to kiss herLea Seydoux (right), with her co-star in Spectre and Inglourious Basterds Christoph Waltz, says Weinstein tried to kiss her

    Lea Seydoux, Actress

    The French actress, who stars in James Bond film Spectre, wrote an article in the Guardian saying: "He suddenly jumped on me and tried to kiss me. I had to defend myself. He's big and fat, so I had to be forceful to resist him."

  • NEW YORK, NY - MAY 01: Gwyneth Paltrow attends the 'Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art Of The In-Between' Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 1, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images For US Weekly)NEW YORK, NY - MAY 01: Gwyneth Paltrow attends the 'Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art Of The In-Between' Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 1, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images For US Weekly)

    Gwyneth Paltrow, Actress

    Paltrow told The New York Times that Weinstein hired her for the lead role in the film Emma and, before shooting the film, invited her to his suite.

    She then claims he touched her and suggested having joint massages in the bedroom when she was 22 years old.

    "I was a kid, I was signed up, I was petrified," she said.

    She claimed she then told Brad Pitt, her boyfriend at the time, about the incident and that the actor confronted Weinstein.

  • LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 10: Attorney Gloria Allred's client Louisette Geiss speak during a press conference about her allegations of sexual harassment by Harvey Weinstein at Allred�s office October 10, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. Weinstein has been accused of sexual harassment by multiple women. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 10: Attorney Gloria Allred's client Louisette Geiss speak during a press conference about her allegations of sexual harassment by Harvey Weinstein at Allred�s office October 10, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. Weinstein has been accused of sexual harassment by multiple women. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images)

    Louisette Geiss, Actress

    Geiss claimed she was called to a late night meeting with Weinstein, when he emerged in a bathrobe and told her he would approve her script if she watched him masturbate.

  • NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 18: Actress Judith Godreche attends 'The Overnight' New York Premiere at Sunshine Landmark on June 18, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew Toth/Getty Images)NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 18: Actress Judith Godreche attends 'The Overnight' New York Premiere at Sunshine Landmark on June 18, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew Toth/Getty Images)

    Judith Godreche, Actress

    Weinstein allegedly harassed French actress Judith Godreche in Cannes, but she claims she was advised by a colleague not to speak out against him.

  • NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 14: (L-R) Tanya Fischer, Ashley Stanton, Megan Miller, Lynne Marie Volk and Dawn Dunning attend the Creative Coalition & friends celebration of the Broadway show 'Born Yesterday' at the Nat Sherman Flagship Store on April 14, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Getty Images)NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 14: (L-R) Tanya Fischer, Ashley Stanton, Megan Miller, Lynne Marie Volk and Dawn Dunning attend the Creative Coalition & friends celebration of the Broadway show 'Born Yesterday' at the Nat Sherman Flagship Store on April 14, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Getty Images)

    Dawn Dunning, Actress

    Weinstein allegedly offered aspiring actress Dawn Dunning roles in upcoming films in exchange for sexual favours.

    She claims he told her she would "never make it in this business" if she denied him.

  • CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 17: Asia Argento attends the 'Ismael's Ghosts (Les Fantomes d'Ismael)' screening and Opening Gala during the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 17, 2017 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 17: Asia Argento attends the 'Ismael's Ghosts (Les Fantomes d'Ismael)' screening and Opening Gala during the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 17, 2017 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)

    Asia Argento, Actress

    The Italian actress who stars in action film xXx, spoke to The New Yorker, accusing Weinstein of forcibly performing oral sex on her at his hotel in 1997. She told the magazine: "It wouldn't stop. It was a nightmare."

  • NEW YORK - APRIL 10: (U.S. TABLOIDS AND HOLLYWOOD REPORTER OUT) Actor Naveen Andrews poses with Katherine Kendall at the after party for 'The Notorious Bettie Page' hosted by Picturehouse and Interview magazine at club Bed on April 10, 2006 in New York City. (Photo by Mat Szwajkos/Getty Images.)NEW YORK - APRIL 10: (U.S. TABLOIDS AND HOLLYWOOD REPORTER OUT) Actor Naveen Andrews poses with Katherine Kendall at the after party for 'The Notorious Bettie Page' hosted by Picturehouse and Interview magazine at club Bed on April 10, 2006 in New York City. (Photo by Mat Szwajkos/Getty Images.)

    Katherine Kendall, Actress

    In 1993, Weinstein allegedly exposed himself to actress Katherine Kendall at his apartment.

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    Ambra Battilana Gutierrez, Model

    The Italian model leaked a recording of Weinstein allegedly sexually harassing her.

    "Why yesterday you touch my breast?" she is heard saying.

    "Oh, please, sorry, just come on in, I'm used to that," he answers.

  • LOUISVILLE, KY - MAY 05: Mira Sorvino attends the Unbridled Eve Gala for the 143rd Kentucky Derby at the Galt House Hotel & Suites on May 5, 2017 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for Unbridled Eve)LOUISVILLE, KY - MAY 05: Mira Sorvino attends the Unbridled Eve Gala for the 143rd Kentucky Derby at the Galt House Hotel & Suites on May 5, 2017 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for Unbridled Eve)

    Mira Sorvino, Actress

    In 1995, at the Toronto International Film Festival, Weinstein allegedly harassed actress Mira Sorvino, star of 1996 comedy Beautiful Girls.

    She claims he later went to her apartment late one night for a marketing meeting he had suggested.

    She told him her boyfriend was coming over and he left, she says.

  • BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JUNE 15: Actress Rosanna Arquette, wearing Max Mara, attends Women In Film 2016 Crystal + Lucy Awards Presented by Max Mara and BMW at The Beverly Hilton on June 15, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JUNE 15: Actress Rosanna Arquette, wearing Max Mara, attends Women In Film 2016 Crystal + Lucy Awards Presented by Max Mara and BMW at The Beverly Hilton on June 15, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

    Rosanna Arquette, Actress

    Weinstein allegedly tried to put Pulp Fiction actress Rosanna Arquette's hand on his penis.

    When she rejected him, she claimed he said she was "making a big mistake".

  • OS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 09: Actor Rose McGowan attends the screening of 'Lady in the Dark' during the 2017 TCM Classic Film Festival on April 9, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. 26657_006 (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for TCM)OS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 09: Actor Rose McGowan attends the screening of 'Lady in the Dark' during the 2017 TCM Classic Film Festival on April 9, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. 26657_006 (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for TCM)

    Rose McGowan, Actress

    Weinstein reached a reported $100,000 settlement with Charmed actress Rose McGowan after she alleged a sexual harassment incident.

    McGowan has tweeted that "HW raped me".

    She later spoke out saying: "I've been silenced for 20 years, I've been slut-shamed, I've been harassed, I've been maligned, and you know what I'm just like you because what happened to me behind the scenes happens to all of us in this society and that cannot stand and it will not stand.

    "I came to be a voice for all of us who have been told we are nothing, for all of us who have been looked down on, for all of us who have been grabbed by the m*****-f****** p****.

    "No more. Name it, shame it, call it out. Join me, join all of us as we amplify each others' voices and we do what is right for us and our for sisters and for this planet."

  • Actress Ashley Judd arrives on the red carpet for the EPIX 'Berlin Station' preview at The Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills, California, on September 16, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Mark RALSTON (Photo credit should read MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)Actress Ashley Judd arrives on the red carpet for the EPIX 'Berlin Station' preview at The Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills, California, on September 16, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Mark RALSTON (Photo credit should read MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)

    Ashley Judd, Actress

    Actress Ashley Judd was one of the first women to come forward with accusations against Weinstein, alleging he made an indecent proposal to her at her hotel suite.

  • French actress Emma De Caunes poses during a presentation of the film 'Les chateaux de sable' at the Gantois Hotel in Lille on March 24, 2015. AFP PHOTO / FRANCOIS LO PRESTI (Photo credit should read FRANCOIS LO PRESTI/AFP/Getty Images)French actress Emma De Caunes poses during a presentation of the film 'Les chateaux de sable' at the Gantois Hotel in Lille on March 24, 2015. AFP PHOTO / FRANCOIS LO PRESTI (Photo credit should read FRANCOIS LO PRESTI/AFP/Getty Images)

    Emma de Caunes, Actress

    In 2010, Weinstein allegedly showed his penis and demanded sex from French actress Emma de Caunes after a business meeting.

  • NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 10: Amazon Studios Executive Lauren O'Connor addresses the audience during the 2017 Athena Film Festival Awards Ceremony at Barnard College on February 10, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Lars Niki/Getty Images for Athena Film Festival)NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 10: Amazon Studios Executive Lauren O'Connor addresses the audience during the 2017 Athena Film Festival Awards Ceremony at Barnard College on February 10, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Lars Niki/Getty Images for Athena Film Festival)

    Lauren O'Connor, Executive

    Lauren O'Connor, a former Weinstein employee, wrote a memo about his actions, saying she felt "sexualised and diminished".

    Weinstein reportedly agreed on a settlement with her.

  • PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 22: Actress Jessica Barth attends Kari Feinstein's Style Lounge on January 22, 2016 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Lily Lawrence/Getty Images for Kari Feinstein) Editorial subscription SML 1942 x 2828 px | 16.44 x 23.94 cm @ 300 dpi | 5.5 MP Size Guide Add notes DOWNLOAD AGAIN Details Restrictions:	Contact your local office for all commercial or promotional uses. Full editorial rights UK, US, Ireland, Canada (not Quebec). Restricted editorial rights for daily newspapers elPARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 22: Actress Jessica Barth attends Kari Feinstein's Style Lounge on January 22, 2016 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Lily Lawrence/Getty Images for Kari Feinstein) Editorial subscription SML 1942 x 2828 px | 16.44 x 23.94 cm @ 300 dpi | 5.5 MP Size Guide Add notes DOWNLOAD AGAIN Details Restrictions:	Contact your local office for all commercial or promotional uses. Full editorial rights UK, US, Ireland, Canada (not Quebec). Restricted editorial rights for daily newspapers el

    Jessica Barth, Actress

    In 2011, Weinstein allegedly pressured actress Jessica Barth to give him a naked massage at the Peninsula Hotel in New York.

  • NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA - JULY 26: Television reporter Lauren Sivan attends the 66th Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards at the Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre on July 26, 2014 in North Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA - JULY 26: Television reporter Lauren Sivan attends the 66th Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards at the Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre on July 26, 2014 in North Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

    Lauren Sivan, Journalist

    Journalist Lauren Sivan says she refused a kiss from Weinstein before he allegedly performed a sex act in front of her at the Cafe Socialista restaurant in New York.

  • LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 10: Jessica Hynes during the ActionAid Fashion Show held at The Old Truman Brewery on October 10, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images)LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 10: Jessica Hynes during the ActionAid Fashion Show held at The Old Truman Brewery on October 10, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images)

    Jessica Hynes, Actress

    The British actress said she was invited to audition in a bikini for Weinstein when she was 19.

    She claims she lost the job when she refused to wear it.

  • PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 18: Actress Romola Garai speaks onstage during Masterpiece's 'Churchill's Secret' panel as part of the PBS portion of the 2016 Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour at Langham Hotel on January 18, 2016 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 18: Actress Romola Garai speaks onstage during Masterpiece's 'Churchill's Secret' panel as part of the PBS portion of the 2016 Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour at Langham Hotel on January 18, 2016 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

    Romola Garai, Actress

    British actress Romola Garai said she felt "violated" following a meeting with the mogul when she was 18.

    "So I had to go to his hotel room in the Savoy and he answered the door in his bathrobe. I was only 18. I felt violated by it," she said.

  • BEVERLY HILLS, CA - AUGUST 03: Heather Graham at the NBCUniversal Summer TCA Press Tour at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on August 3, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images)BEVERLY HILLS, CA - AUGUST 03: Heather Graham at the NBCUniversal Summer TCA Press Tour at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on August 3, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images)

    Heather Graham, Actress

    Graham accused Weinstein of calling her into his office and implying she had to sleep with him in order to get a part.

  • NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 14: Angelina Jolie attends the 'First They Killed My Father' New York premiere at DGA Theater on September 14, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images)NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 14: Angelina Jolie attends the 'First They Killed My Father' New York premiere at DGA Theater on September 14, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images)

    Angelina Jolie, Actress

    In 1998, Weinstein allegedly harassed actress Angelina Jolie in a hotel room.

    In an email to The New York Times, Jolie said: "I had a bad experience with Harvey Weinstein in my youth, and as a result, chose never to work with him again and warn others when they did.

    "This behavior towards women in any field, any country is unacceptable."

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    Juls Bindi, Massage Therapist

    Bindi accused Weinstein of masturbating in front of her in 2010 after a massage.

    She says he simultaneously groped her and masturbated in front of her after she told him to stop.

  • Lupita Nyong'oLupita Nyong'o

    Lupita Nyong'o, Actress

    The 12 Years A Slave and Star Wars actress claims that when she was a drama school student in 2011, she was invited to Weinstein's family home to watch a film.

    She said that shortly after it started he "insisted" in front of his children that she follow him and was led to his bedroom.

    The actress said she felt pressured into giving him a massage after he offered her one.

    "Before long he said he wanted to take off his pants," she wrote in The New York Times.

    "I told him not to do that and informed him that it would make me extremely uncomfortable. He got up anyway to do so and I headed for the door, saying that I was not at all comfortable with that."

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    Lauren Holly, Actress

    The Beautiful Girls star claims Weinstein took a shower in front of her in a hotel room, later asking her to give him a massage.

    She said no and the producer, allegedly, threatened her.

    At that point, Holly said, she "pushed him and ran".

  • NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 10: Mia Kirshner of 'Defiance' attends Syfy 2013 Upfront at Silver Screen Studios at Chelsea Piers on April 10, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images)NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 10: Mia Kirshner of 'Defiance' attends Syfy 2013 Upfront at Silver Screen Studios at Chelsea Piers on April 10, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images)

    Mia Kirshner, Actress

    The L Word actress alleged Weinstein attempted to treat her "like chattel that could be purchased with the promise of work in exchange for being his disposable orifice".

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    Marisa Coughlan, Actress

    The actress said she had a string of encounters with Weinstein who she claims propositioned her multiple times, suggesting trading sex for work.

  • BEVERLY HILLS, CA - APRIL 15: Alice Evans arrives at Path2Parenthood - Illuminations LA 2016 at The Four Seasons Hotel on April 15, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Rich Polk/Getty Images for Path2Parenthood )BEVERLY HILLS, CA - APRIL 15: Alice Evans arrives at Path2Parenthood - Illuminations LA 2016 at The Four Seasons Hotel on April 15, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Rich Polk/Getty Images for Path2Parenthood )

    Alice Evans, Actress

    The star claims Weinstein asked her to go into the bathroom with him because "he wanted to 'touch your t***, kiss you a little'".

  • NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 12: Actress Trish Goff attends the 3rd Women & Fashion FilmFest & SHE WEBFest opening reception on November 12, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Bennett Raglin/Getty Images for Women & Fashion FilmFest)NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 12: Actress Trish Goff attends the 3rd Women & Fashion FilmFest & SHE WEBFest opening reception on November 12, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Bennett Raglin/Getty Images for Women & Fashion FilmFest)

    Trish Goff, Actress

    The actress claims that after a party Weinstein arranged a private room for them.

    "Then he started putting his hands on my legs, and I said, 'Can you stop doing that?' When we finally stood up to go, he really started groping me, grabbing my breasts, grabbing my face and trying to kiss me."

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    Heather Kerr, Actress

    Kerr claims Weinstein exposed himself to her and forced himself on her sexually in a private meeting in 1989.

  • Calls for ban on sexual history of alleged rape victims being used against them in courtCalls for ban on sexual history of alleged rape victims being used against them in court

    Anonymous #1

    A woman who did not wish to be named told The New Yorker that he summoned her to a hotel where he was staying and raped her.

    Anonymous #2

    An unnamed assistant accused him of pressuring her for a "massage" in a hotel in 2015.

    Anonymous #3

    An unnamed Miramax employee accused him of sexual harassment which was settled out of court.

    Anonymous #4

    A British woman accused Weinstein of sexual assault in three separate dates in 2010, 2011 and 2015 in Westminster and Camden.

    Anonymous #5

    A British woman accused Weinstein of sexual assault in Westminster in 1992.

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