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Weinstein accused of harassing ‘Marco Polo’ producer

IANS | New York |

An employee of the Weinstein Company has accused Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein of assaulting and sexually harassing her for years.

Alexandra Canosa, an associate producer on the series “Marco Polo”, filed a lawsuit on Wednesday in the Supreme Court. She claims that Weinstein had threatened to sack her if she ever spoke up, reports deadline.com.

She named Bob and Harvey Weinstein as defendants as well as the company and seven other board members.

The suit does not detail her allegations but alleges that Canosa was subject to “sexual harassment, sexual intimidation, emotional abuse, assault and battery” over several years.

Canosa has also accused the company and the board of facilitating and concealing Weinstein’s conduct and of failing to act to prevent it.

Weinstein is now facing seven lawsuits alleging sexual harassment or sexual assault as well as claims arising from the collapse of productions in the wake of revelations about his alleged misconduct.

Weinstein has repeatedly denied any non-consensual sex.