Attorneys for a former mannequin and actress suing Harvey Weinstein in addition to these for the disgraced producer have agreed he could be deposed in jail in reference to the girl’s sexual assault and battery swimsuit.
Within the wake of the legal professionals’ accord, Santa Monica Superior Court docket Choose Elaine Mandel signed an order Monday directing that the deposition happen by Might 20 on the Mohawk Correctional Facility in Rome, New York. The order permits the deposition to be executed through video convention.
The attorneys’ joint courtroom papers state that the deposition is geared toward finishing one which had beforehand began. The trial of the swimsuit is scheduled for Might 20.
The plaintiff is recognized as Jane Doe No. 1 within the lawsuit, which additionally alleges false imprisonment, negligence and intentional infliction of emotional misery.
Weinstein, 71, was convicted final Dec. 19 of three of the seven felony counts he was dealing with — forcible rape, forcible oral copulation and sexual penetration by a overseas object. All three of these counts associated to Doe, with the crimes occurring on or about Feb. 18, 2013, in a Beverly Hills resort room.
Weinstein was sentenced to 16 years in jail on Feb. 23.
Weinstein’s attorneys beforehand filed a solution to the plaintiff’s civil grievance sustaining that his accuser’s claims are barred by the statute of limitations, that her request for punitive damages is unconstitutional and that her lawsuit needs to be dismissed.
Based on Doe’s swimsuit filed Feb. 9, she attended a movie pageant and alleges that Weinstein got here to her resort room unexpectedly after she attended occasions that day.
“After he was executed raping her, he acted as if nothing out of the unusual occurred and left,” the plaintiff’s courtroom papers allege.
Doe didn’t report the assault till 2017, when she had a chat together with her daughter, throughout a time when Weinstein was on the forefront of the #metoo motion, based on her courtroom papers.
–Metropolis Information Service