’90s British film star sues Harvey Weinstein for sexual harassment after he ‘tricked her into giving him a massage’

A 1990s British film star is suing Harvey Weinstein for sexual harassment after he allegedly tricked her into giving him a massage.

Julia Ormond claims the jailed film mogul attacked her after a business dinner in 1995.

Julia Ormond is suing Harvey Weinstein for sexual harassment


Julia Ormond is suing Harvey Weinstein for sexual harassmentPhoto credit: AP
Weinstein is in prison for rape


Weinstein is in prison for rapePhoto credit: AP

She said Weinstein tricked her into giving him a massage before forcing her to perform sexual acts.

Weinstein, who is imprisoned for rape and has been accused of sexual assault by more than 100 women, denied Ormond’s allegations.

The actress is best known for her roles in the 1990s films “Legends of the Fall”, “First Knight” and “Smilla’s Sense of Snow”.

She is suing Weinstein as well as CAA, Miramax and the Walt Disney Company.

Ormond claims she told her CAA agents Bryan Lourd and Kevin Huvane about the alleged attack – but they warned her not to comment.

A lawsuit filed Wednesday said: “The men at CAA who represented Ormond knew about Weinstein.”

“So did Weinstein’s employers at Miramax and Disney.

“Outrageously, none of these prominent companies warned Ormond that Weinstein had a history of assaulting women.

“He was too important, too powerful and made them too much money.”

Ormond told diversity: “Obviously Harvey Weinstein is in prison and will be in prison for a very long time.”

“I personally don’t think Harvey could have done this without Enabler.

“And to me, that’s the level at which you have to approach in terms of root cause.”

Weinstein’s lawyer Imran Ansari said: “Harvey Weinstein categorically denies the allegations made against him by Julia Ormond.”

“He is prepared to defend himself vigorously. This is another example of a lawsuit filed against Mr. Weinstein after decades.”

“He is confident that the evidence will not support Ms Ormond’s claims.”

Ormond is suing Weinstein for sexual assault, CAA for negligence and breach of fiduciary duty, and the Walt Disney Company and Miramax for negligent supervision and retention.


PaulLeBlanc is a Dailynationtoday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. PaulLeBlanc joined Dailynationtoday in 2021 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing: paulleblanc@dailynationtoday.com.

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