Jennifer Lawrence denies having sex with Harvey Weinstein

  • 16/12/2018
Jennifer Lawrence.
Jennifer Lawrence. Photo credit: Getty

Jennifer Lawrence is denying she slept with disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein after a woman suing him claimed the producer boasted about it.

The woman, referred to only as Jane Doe, is suing Weinstein and The Weinstein Company for sexual assault, claiming he forcibly performed oral sex on her after she rejected him.

In legal documents she claims he asked her if she really wanted to be an actress and then boasted about his sexual exploits.

"I slept with Jennifer Lawrence and look where she is, she has just won an Oscar," the woman claims Mr Weinstein said.

Lawrence, won the Best Actress Oscar in 2012 for her role in the Silver Linings Playbook. At the time she was dating X-Men co-star Nicholas Hoult.

She has denied ever being targeted by Weinstein, but said she doesn't doubt the man was a predator.

"My heart breaks for all the women who were victimised by Harvey Weinstein," she said in a statement.

"I have never had anything but a professional relationship with him. This is yet another example of the predatory tactics and lies that he engaged in to lure countless women."

A representative for Weinstein told The Telegraph the claims in the lawsuit were not true.

"There is absolutely no truth to the malicious claims made in this lawsuit, and we are reviewing our options with an eye on filing for an immediate dismissal."

They later went on to say Weinstein's relationship with Lawrence was professional at all times.

Dozens of women have accused Weinstein of sexually assaulting them over a period of 30 years. Criminal investigations into complaints from at least six women are ongoing.