In a new interview posted by Rolling Stone, actress Julia Ormond (Legends of the Fall) has opened up about her lawsuit, filed on Oct. 4 in New York Supreme Court, accusing Harvey Weinstein of sexual battery, as well as suing her agency, CAA; Weinstein’s company, Miramax; and its parent company, The Walt Disney Company, for being complicit in the assault.
The lawsuit, first reported by Variety, was brought by Effie Blassberger and Isabelle A. Kirshner of Clayman, Rosenberg, Kirshner & Linder LLP; Douglas H. Wigdor and Meredith A. Firetog of Wigdor LLP; and Kevin Mintzer and Laura L. Koistinen.
Ormond’s lawsuit adds to the hundreds of women who have accused Weinstein of sexual assault, the former CEO and producer currently serving a 21-year sentence in New York for rape, which will be followed by a 16-year sentence in California.
Ormond tells the publication, “I’ve been caught in this trap of, ‘I’m going to face horrendous backlash of maybe never working again if I speak out, and I love what I do and don’t want to lose that, but I don’t want to participate in it as a hypocrite either.’ I am seeking accountability for myself and hoping that will bring further change.” (Weinstein has “categorically denied” Ormond’s accusations.)
You can read the full interview with Ormond over at Rolling Stone.