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Lawsuit: Harvey Weinstein’s Ex-Assistant Claims She Was Forced to Clean Semen Off His Couch

Harvey Weinstein‘s former personal assistant Sandeep Rehal has sued the disgraced Hollywood producer for discrimination and sexual harassment in a lawsuit filled with new details about Weinstein’s gross misconduct. Rehal, who worked at The Weinstein Company between 2013 and 2015, alleges Weinstein frequently touched and rubbed her without consent, verbally harassed her, dictated emails naked “on an almost weekly basis,” called her a “cunt” and a “pussy,” and required her to inject him with erectile dysfunction shots.

Rehal also claims that Weinstein required her to clean up after his affairs. According to the lawsuit, filed in New York federal court on Thursday:

Another “task” Ms. Rehal was forced to do to aid Harvey Weinstein’s sexual encounters was to clean up the semen on the couch in Harvey Weinstein’s office. This happened on a regular basis, three or so times a week when Harvey Weinstein was in New York.

Ms. Rehal had to pick up Harvey Weinstein’s used Caverject shots, which he tossed on the floor in his office, hotel rooms and his apartment. She also had to pick up his used condom, and clean up rooms before housekeeping personnel would do their work.

Rehal resigned in February 2015. “The cumulative effect of the sexually charged environment she was forced to endure, the demeaning tasks she had to perform to enable Harvey Weinstein’s sexual behavior, and the physical and emotional abuse she was subjected to left her no choice,” the lawsuit states.

Weinstein is the subject of several lawsuits and police investigations in the wake of reports alleging decades of sexual assault and workplace harassment. You can read Rehal’s full lawsuit over at The Hollywood Reporter.