Washington: 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 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” 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, the court issued summons to Weinstein and his company.
The lawsuit alleged that Rehal “had to to "pick up his used condoms and clean up rooms" and semen off his couch, before housekeeping personnel would do their work.