Julia Ormond is taking authorized motion over an alleged sexual assault by Harvey Weinstein in 1995.
Based on a grievance filed in New York State Supreme Courtroom Wednesday, Ormond, 58, had a enterprise dinner in December 1995 to debate a undertaking Ormond she was curious about.
Throughout the dinner, Weinstein, now 71, insisted he would solely talk about the undertaking on the actress’s condominium and allegedly compelled her to carry out oral intercourse on him as soon as they arrived, inebriated, to her condominium.
The actress is understood for roles in movies like 1994’s Legends of the Fall reverse Brad Pitt, plus, in 1995, Sabrina and First Knight. She performed Vivien Leigh in 2011’s My Week with Marilyn, and most lately starred on the collection The Strolling Lifeless: World Past.
The lawsuit additionally seeks damages from her former company Inventive Artists Company, Weinstein’s then-company Miramax and its mum or dad firm Disney.
Ormond’s lawsuit claimed CAA “effectively knew of Weinstein’s propensity for sexually assaultive and exploitative habits, notably as to younger actresses whom Weinstein was assembly for enterprise functions” when it helped her safe a movie manufacturing cope with Miramax.
“That sexual assault on Ormond may have been prevented if Miramax or Disney had correctly supervised Weinstein and never retained him whereas understanding that he was a hazard to the ladies he encountered at work,” the lawsuit reads.Reps for CAA, Miramax and Disney didn’t instantly reply to PEOPLE’s requests for remark.
A rep for Weinstein instructed PEOPLE the former movie government — who’s at the moment serving a number of jail sentences after being convicted of rape and sexual assault in 2020 and 2022 — “categorically denies the allegations made towards him by Julia Ormond and he’s ready to vehemently defend himself.”
“That is one more instance of a grievance filed towards Mr. Weinstein after the passing of a long time, and he’s assured that the proof is not going to assist Ms. Ormond’s claims,” Weinstein’s rep added.
Ormond mentioned in an announcement Wednesday, “After residing for many years with the painful reminiscences of my experiences by the hands of Harvey Weinstein, I’m humbled and grateful to all those that have risked talking out.”
“Their braveness and the Grownup Survivors Act has offered me a window of alternative and approach to make clear how highly effective folks and establishments like my expertise brokers at CAA, Miramax and Disney enabled and offered cowl for Weinstein to assault me and numerous others,” she added.
Ormond mentioned she is searching for a “degree of private closure by holding them accountable to acknowledge their half and the depth of its harms and hope that each one of our elevated understanding will result in additional protections for all of us at work.”
The actress’s attorneys Douglas H. Wigdor and Effie Blassberger mentioned their consumer “has suffered tremendously each personally and professionally because of the assault by Harvey Weinstein, and the failure from Disney, Miramax and CAA to stop it and to appropriately reply when she reported what occurred.”
Ormond is searching for “compensatory damages together with consequential damages, misplaced wages, incomes, and all different sums of cash, along with curiosity on these quantities,” in addition to a financial judgment “for psychological ache and anguish and extreme emotional misery,” in addition to her attorneys’ charges, based on the lawsuit.
In case you or somebody you realize has been sexually assaulted, please contact the Nationwide Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-HOPE (4673) or go to .