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Miriam Haley, Victim in Harvey Weinstein Trial, Files Civil Lawsuit

Miriam Haley, Victim in Harvey Weinstein Trial, Files Civil Lawsuit

Miriam Haley, the former “Project Runway” production assistant who testified at Harvey Weinstein’s trial earlier this year, filed a civil lawsuit against the producer on Friday.

Weinstein was convicted in February of sexually assaulting Haley at his Soho apartment in July 2006. He was also convicted of third-degree rape of another woman, Jessica Mann. He is now serving a 23-year sentence in a New York State prison, of which 20 years stems from Haley’s allegation.

In her lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in New York, Haley says she is seeking to “obtain compensation for the pain, suffering, and economic injuries caused by Weinstein’s sexual assault.”

Haley is represented by Gloria Allred. The suit states claims of assault, battery and violation of the New York City law against gender-motivated violence.

“Weinstein’s sexual attack on Ms. Haley scarred her deeply, mentally and emotionally,” the lawsuit states. “It stripped

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