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Julia Ormond Sues Weinstein for Sexual Assault; Disney, Miramax and CAA for Enabling Him

HeadlineOct 06, 2023

Actor Julia Ormond is suing Harvey Weinstein for sexual assault. She is also suing Disney, Miramax and her former talent agency CAA for negligence. Ormond, whose lawsuit comes as part of the Adult Survivors Act, says Weinstein forced her to perform oral sex on him. When she told her talent agents Bryan Lourd and Kevin Huvane about the rape, they told her reporting it would damage her career and that she would not be believed. The CAA went on to drop her as a client. Ormond accuses Miramax and Disney of enabling and covering for Weinstein. Julia Ormond headlined major films in the 1990s, but her career waned in the years after the assault and her complaint to her agents.

Weinstein is currently serving a 23-year prison sentence in New York for rape. Earlier this year, he was sentenced to 16 years for separate rape and sexual assault charges in California.

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