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Harvey Weinstein Hit With Class Action Lawsuit For Accused Racketeering To Cover Up Sexual Assaults With The Help Of 'The Weinstein Sexual Enterprise'

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Harvey Weinstein went through great lengths to cover up his decades of sexual misconduct — so great, some alleged victims believe it amounts to civil racketeering.

The disgraced movie mogul and The Weinstein Company have been hit with a class-action lawsuit filed by six women who say Weinstein sexually assaulted them when they auditioned for him or met him at company sponsored events.

The plaintiffs seek to be certified as a class to sue on grounds of racketeering, civil battery, assault, and intentional and negligent infliction of emotional distress.

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The lawsuit, which aims to represent a class of "dozens, if not hundreds" of Weinstein's alleged victims, claims the indie film producer was aided by a coalition of companies and individuals that worked with the producer to cover up his widespread sexual misconduct.

Entities of this so-called "Weinstein Sexual Enterprise" included Weinstein's staff, board members, hired operatives, attorneys, and National Enquirer writers — all of whom allegedly violated the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act.

The lawsuit claims:

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Another Harvey Weinstein Rape Accuser Comes Forward — With A Lawsuit!

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Another Harvey Weinstein accuser has come forward — and this one is going for blood.

According to TMZ, an actress listed only as Jane Doe has filed a lawsuit against Harvey and The Weinstein Company, claiming they knew his pattern of behavior and failed to stop him.

Doe's story is all too familiar: she went to a meeting with Weinstein at the Montage hotel to talk about a role in the Netflix show Marco Polo, but rather than business, she says he grabbed her by the wrists with one hand and masturbated to completion with the other.

Related: Tom Sizemore Was Removed From Movie Set For Allegedly Molesting An 11-Year-Old Girl

Months later, Doe says, Weinstein called her again — saying he wanted her to come "celebrate her upcoming role" in the show. For whatever reason, she agreed to see him again and went back to the Montage.

This time she says he

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Harvey Weinstein Sues The Weinstein Company After Sexual Harassment Scandal Fallout

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Harvey Weinstein is taking legal action.

On Thursday, the disgraced movie producer filed a lawsuit against his former employer, The Weinstein Company, which he co-founded with his brother, Bob. As you know, the filmmaker has been removed from the company's board amid his sexual harassment scandal.

The former co-chairman is now seeking info that he believes will help defend himself (and potentially the company, too) against the damning allegations.

Related: Ashley Judd Gets Candid With Diane Sawyer About Harvey Weinstein

As you know, some of Harvey's accusers are going after TWC for facilitating or ignoring the businessman's gross behavior. The suit suggests there's information that protects the company from potential liability.

According to Reuters, Weinstein is requesting access to his emails in order to obtain messages that could exonerate him and TWC. Additionally, his legal team is looking into whether confidential information was leaked to the press and if the the board wrongfully fired him.

We'll keep you posted as we learn more.

[Image via John Rainford/WENN.]

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The Weinstein Company May Be Headed For Bankruptcy — But The Film Studio Calls The Rumors 'Complete Fiction'!

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Is The Weinstein Company doomed following Harvey Weinstein's sexual misconduct scandal??

Sources say yes, but the independent film studio says no. Huh.

Related: New Accuser Says Harvey Forced Oral Sex On Her In 2006

According to TMZ, TWC is currently in a financial freefall. In fact, thanks to Harvey's bad behavior and poor management, the company is expected to file for bankruptcy within mere weeks. One source close to the situation spilled:

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Latest Weinstein Sexual Assault Accuser Files Lawsuit — But NOT Against Harvey…

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Dominique Huett's story is one we've heard before:

When she was a nascent actress/model, she allegedly met Harvey Weinstein at a hotel bar. He told her he could help her with her career.

She says he talked about her breasts, asking whether she had implants (for career reasons), then invited her to his hotel room for a business meeting.

Related: All 50+ Women Who Have Accused Harvey Weinstein So Far

In his room, Weinstein is said to have changed into a robe unexpectedly and demanded a massage. Then he allegedly demanded to give her oral sex, not taking no for an answer. She also says he masturbated in front of her.

What makes Huett's allegations different are what she and attorney Jeff Herman are doing about it. According to docs obtained by TMZ, Huett is suing

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The Weinstein Company Investigated By NY Attorney General Over Possible Civil Rights Violations

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Bad news for The Weinstein Company.

On Monday, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced that his office has launched a civil rights investigation into the independent film studio following the countless sexual misconduct claims that have been brought against Harvey Weinstein. Whoa.

Related: Roman Polanski Accused Of Molesting A 10-Year-Old Girl In 1975

Per Mr. Schneiderman, his office has already issued

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Unaware Weinstein Company Staff Condemn 'Serial Sexual Predator' Harvey Weinstein In Joint Statement

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They're speaking out!!

Employees at The Weinstein Company have issued a joint statement in response to Harvey Weinstein's scandal, breaking their silence on the controversial producer.

Calling him a "serial sexual predator," the anonymous group of reportedly almost 30 staff members condemn his actions in the pointed piece.

Related: The Weinstein Company Is In TROUBLE

They add they are aware their statement violates their non-disclosure agreement, but feel Harvey violated their contracts' promise to a safe work environment with his alleged harassment and assault.

They wrote:

"We came to work at this company because we love movies. We grew up watching Miramax films, and came to associate that name, and later the name Weinstein, with great storytelling… All of us were excited to get the job, proud to be working for a company with such an illustrious history. We all knew that we were working for a man with an infamous temper. We did not know we were working for a serial sexual predator. We knew that our boss could be manipulative. We did not know that he used his power to systematically assault and silence women. We had an idea that he was a womanizer who had extra-marital affairs. We did not know he was a violent aggressor and alleged rapist."

They continued:

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