“This case is about a diabolical and illegal effort by one of America’s most powerful men and his representatives to silence sexual-assault victims,” the lawsuit alleges. “And it is about the courageous women and journalists who persisted to reveal the truth.”
"The goal was to ensure that McGowan’s story never saw the light of day, and — if it did — that no one would believe her," the documents read. "He enlisted prominent, media-savvy representatives, David Boies and Lisa Bloom. He hired the international spy agency Black Cube. Together they worked in concert for more than a year to silence Weinstein's victims and journalists who were reporting Weinstein's abuses."
Weinstein has denied all allegations and pleaded not guilty to all charges with his attorney, Phyllis Kupferstein, issuing a response that reads, "Once and for all, Rose McGowan will be shown to be what she is; a publicity seeker looking for money. From the moment she sought a multi-million dollar payout in return for not making these baseless allegations, which we rejected, we knew that she was waiting for an opportune time to begin this. We will demonstrate that this case has no legal merit."
Bloom's attorney, Eric George, also issued a response to People, writing, "It is inexcusable that Ms. McGowan chose to include my client in her lawsuit. Facts matter. There is simply no credible factual or legal basis for her claims against my client. We look forward to our day in court to set the record straight."
According to The Washington Post, Weinstein is set to go to trial in January 2020. He is facing charges of "rape, predatory sexual assault, and criminal sexual act."