In the lawsuit filed on Friday in Federal District Court in Manhattan, Ms. Thompson said she first talked to Mr. Weinstein about her digital marketing platform at a meeting in his office at 375 Greenwich Street on Sept. 29, 2011. He asked if he “was allowed to flirt” with her, then caressed her leg and put his hand up her skirt as she was trying to demonstrate the product, the suit said. She moved away from him, but continued her sales pitch.
Mr. Weinstein then said he had to edit a film and asked her to meet him for a drink at 5:30 p.m. at the TriBeCa Grand to continue the conversation. At the hotel, he led her to a room, where, she said, a few minutes later he forced her onto a bed and raped her. “Thompson was fighting back, but could not outmuscle him,” the lawsuit said.
The other plaintiffs in the class-action suit are both actresses: Caitlin Dulany and Larissa Gomes. Ms. Dulany accused Mr. Weinstein of sexually assaulting her in a room at the Hotel du Cap in Cannes, France, in 1996. Ms. Gomes said Mr. Weinstein invited her to his room at the Sutton Place Hotel in Toronto in 2000, ostensibly to talk about parts for her, then groped her breasts and propositioned her, saying other actresses “had no problem” having sex with him. She fled the room.
The New York Times does not normally publish the names of victims of sex crimes. Elizabeth A. Fegan, the lawyer for the three plaintiffs in the lawsuit, said they had consented to their names being published.
Their allegations follow a now-familiar script. More than 80 women, some of them famous actresses, have come forward in the last seven months to accuse Mr. Weinstein of sexually harassing or assaulting them in hotel rooms and his offices, often during what he had said would be business meetings about films. Once one of Hollywood’s most successful producers, Mr. Weinstein has been turned by these accusations into a symbol of sexual harassment and the catalyst for the #MeToo movement.