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    Paz de la Huerta Sues Harvey Weinstein for Sexual Assault

    The Boardwalk Empire actress has filed a lawsuit claiming the disgraced mogul raped her twice in 2010 and propositioned her in 2011. De la Huerta said she refused his advances, prompting Weinstein to have her fired from the HBO series, which cost her an estimated $55 million. According to Weinstein’s lawyer, who called the allegations “preposterous,” the Manhattan district attorney had declined to pursue de la Huerta’s claims. She first went public with her accusations in 2017, when she said the incidents left her “scarred” with “self-destructive” tendencies.

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