Harvey Weinstein is accused of sexually assaulting a legally blind, disabled woman and abandoning her in a stairwell to be rescued by the building janitor.
The Blast spoke with a crisis manager working with the Armenta Law Firm, who says they were “recently approached by a legally blind, disabled actress” and claims several years ago Harvey Weinstein assaulting her at his office building in New York.
We’re told the woman — who is not revealing her identity — auditioned for a role as a disabled person, and was allegedly attacked by Weinstein shortly after the audition and then abandoned in a nearby stairwell.
We’re told “the actress was left by Harvey Weinstein to fend for herself in a stairwell after the rape, and subsequently rescued by a building janitor.”
The crisis manager tells us, “This is a most heinous crime.”
After other women began coming forward against Weinstein, the actress sought out an attorney, and is now represented by Cris Armenta.
Armenta, as we previously reported, is currently preparing a class action suit against Weinstein and The Weinstein Company, and is alleging the Hollywood production company facilitated the incidents of sexual misconduct involving their co-founder.
Reps for Weinstein tell us he unequivocally denies any and all allegations of nonconsensual sex.