BREAKING NEWS: Six women sue Harvey Weinstein and top Weinstein Company executives – including Knicks owner James Dolan – claiming they engaged in racketeering by covering up sex assault allegations

Wednesday, December 6, 2017
By Paul Martin

The new class-action lawsuit was filed Wednesday in New York federal court
Six women are accusing Harvey Weinstein and his companies of acting like an organized crime outlet by allowing his behavior and covering it up for years
The women listed in the lawsuit include screenwriter Louisette Geiss and actresses Katherine Kendall, Zoe Brock, Sarah Ann Thomas (aka Sarah Ann Masse), Melissa Sagemiller and Nanette Klatt
Weinstein was fired from his company in October after a wave of allegations of sexual misconduct
Among the Weinstein Co executives named in the lawsuit is Knicks owner James Dolan, who was a former director of the film comany

ASHLEY COLLMAN
DAILYMAIL.COM
6 December 2017

Six women have filed a lawsuit against Harvey Weinstein, seeking to represent a class of ‘dozens, if not hundreds’ of women who say they were assaulted by the movie mogul.

The lawsuit was filed Wednesday at a federal court in New York. It claims that his actions to cover up the assaults amounted to civil racketeering. Racketeering is a crime most commonly used in criminal cases involving crime organizations like the mafia.

The lawsuit claims that a coalition of companies and people became part of the growing ‘Weinstein Sexual Enterprise’ and that they worked with Weinstein to conceal his widespread sexual harassment and assaults. Among those listed as a defendant is Knicks owner James Dolan, a former director of the Weinstein Co.

The Weinstein Sexual Enterprise had many participants, grew over time as the obfuscation of Weinstein’s conduct became more difficult to conceal,’ the suit said.

Plaintiffs included the scriptwriter and actress Louisette Geiss and the actresses Katherine Kendall, Zoe Brock, Sarah Ann Thomas (aka Sarah Ann Masse), Melissa Sagemiller and Nanette Klatt. However, it is open to anyone else who was a Weinstein victim to join.

The Associated Press generally doesn’t name alleged victims of sexual assault without their permission. All of the women have told their stories publicly.

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