Disgraced movie producer Harvey Weinstein has been sued by his former Indian-American personal assistant who has alleged that she was subjected to sexual exploitation and a ‘sexually hostile’ work environment while working for him.
Sandeep Rehal, who was Weinstein’s personal assistant for two years from 2013 to 2015, has sought trial by jury in an 11-page lawsuit.
For over two years Rehal was ‘forced to work in a pervasive and severe sexually hostile’ work environment at Weinstein’s company and “defined by endless offensive, degrading, and sexually harassing actions, statements, and touching at the hands of her boss,” alleges a lawsuit filed in the Southern District Court of New York on January 25.
A day later, on Friday, the court issued summons to Weinstein and his company to respond to the charges within 21 days.
The 65-year-old film producer has been facing a number of other sexual allegations, many of whom have been widely reported in the US media.