MSNBC has announced a slew of new suits against more than 100 men, ranging from alleged groping and sexual harassment to rape and sexual assault.
The lawsuits, filed in California and Florida, include allegations of “severe emotional distress,” “serious emotional distress” and “severe physical injury.”
The news outlet is calling them the most serious sexual harassment lawsuits it has ever filed.
The allegations range from unwanted advances to “sexual misconduct,” “verbal conduct” and, most recently, “sexual assault.”
The new suits, which come in response to a federal investigation into Harvey Weinstein’s alleged sexual misconduct, include:*A former executive at a Hollywood production company says Weinstein exposed himself to her and other female actors in the 1970s and 1980s.
The suit was filed in Los Angeles by actress and activist Rose McGowan.
She alleges Weinstein exposed his genitals and sexually assaulted her in his hotel room, and that she was left bruised and bleeding.
The Weinstein Company said the claims are “completely false” and Weinstein has apologized.*A California judge has granted a request from actress and comedian Rosario Dawson to dismiss the suit, saying she can’t prove that Weinstein assaulted her because the woman has not given her name.
She is seeking to withdraw her lawsuit.*Former Weinstein Company executive Andrew Wyatt claims he was fired in 2016 for allegedly harassing and sexually assaulting Dawson in the 1990s.
The lawsuit is based on a complaint filed by Wyatt.