• Harvey Weinstein has been accused of raping a woman during the 2000 presidential debate in a new lawsuit
  • In the suit, the Jane Doe V claims that the incident happened at the producer's house in New York City
  • The victim also noted that her career was "derailed" after the incident

Convicted sex offender Harvey Weinstein has been accused of raping a woman at his home in New York. The incident allegedly took place during the presidential debate in 2000.

According to the court documents obtained by Page Six, the woman claimed that she met Weinstein for the first time at the 1984 Cannes Film Festival. Her boyfriend back then introduced her to the former producer. She was 19 at that time.

The court papers also indicated that Weinstein maintained a distance from the woman because of her boyfriend and did not try to do anything suspicious. However, it all changed when they met once again in 1992. The woman, who has filed the case under the name Jane Doe V, revealed that Weinstein got to know that she was already “single” and started to take interest in her career.

In the lawsuit, the woman also alleged that Weinstein invited her to his room at The Peninsula Beverly Hills and exposed his genitals before she could say anything. However, she told him that she attended his wedding in 1987, and it made the whole situation even more uncomfortable.

After the alleged incident, Weinstein promised to feature her in his movies. The woman believed him and gave him the benefit of the doubt.

A similar kind of incident happened in 1994 when they met at The Mayflower Hotel in New York City. The suit alleged that the former producer met her “under the guise of discussing business” and decided to expose his genitals once again as they entered the hotel room.

The woman broke free and “quickly exited the room” but not before the former producer rubbed his genitals against her.

For six years after the alleged incident, Weinstein and the plaintiff “reestablished their relationship” and continued to remain on good terms. In 2000, Weinstein called her to his house in New York and asked her to watch the 2000 presidential debate together. In the filing, the woman said they ate sushi and drank before she decided to use the producer’s bathroom.

As soon as she got up to go to the bathroom, the former producer “blocked” her path and forced her down onto the bed. Then Weinstein allegedly removed her underwear and forcibly raped her.

“The sheer size and mass of Weinstein prevented the plaintiff from being able to escape his clutches, but once he backed up, she broke free, sprinted for the door, and never saw Weinstein again ,” Page Six quoted the lawsuit, as saying.

In her complaint, the woman also claimed that the incident completely “derailed” her career and she stopped acting. Apart from that, she has endured a lot of stress.

Weinstein’s lawyer has already issued a statement on the allegations and said that his client “intends to defend the claims” that have been leveled against him.

“Some of these claims, including those alleged to have occurred decades ago, maybe barred by the applicable statute of limitations, and not subject to any exceptions under the law, as this plaintiff does not appear to be a complainant in Mr. Weinstein’s criminal case ,” Page Six quoted Weinstein’s lawyer Imran Ansari, as saying.

The latest allegation comes almost a week after two women accused Weinstein of rape that allegedly took place between 2004 and 2010.

As of late, more than 90 women have accused the former producer of sexual harassment, sexual assault, and rape. He is currently serving a 23-year prison sentence.

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Harvey Weinstein is charged with committing various sex crimes against women in Hollywood. He will serve a 23-year prison sentence. Scott Heins/Getty Images