Former Weinstein assistant sues over ‘incessant’ harassment

NEW YORK (AP) — A former personal assistant for Harvey Weinstein alleges she was forced to undertake such tasks as cleaning up after his sexual encounters and taking dictation from him while he was naked.

Sandeep Rehal says in her federal lawsuit filed Thursday that she suffers from “severe emotional distress” because of the “incessant sexual harassment” she endured as the movie mogul’s assistant.

Rehal worked for Weinstein from February 2013 to February 2015.

She says she had to set up an apartment near Weinstein’s New York office for his sexual liaisons and has had to clean semen off his office couch. Rehal says Weinstein also subjected her to unwanted touching.

A spokeswoman for Weinstein says he “categorically” denies the claims. Dozens of other women have accused him of sexual harassment and assault.

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