New lawsuit alleges Harvey Weinstein sexually assaulted 16-year-old

A new legal filing alleges Harvey Weinstein sexually assaulted a 16-year-old Polish model and aspiring actress.

A woman identified as Jane Doe says the movie producer forced her to touch his penis in his New York City apartment in 2002.

Court papers filed today say Weinstein went on to harass and emotionally abuse Doe for nearly a decade and blocked her from having a successful acting career.

Weinstein's lawyer, Benjamin Brafman, called the allegations "preposterous".

Doe's allegations were contained in an amended complaint in a lawsuit that accuses Weinstein's movie studio board of enabling and covering up his alleged sexual misconduct.

Doe's lawyer said she was brave to come forward.

Weinstein is facing criminal charges involving two other women. That case was roiled recently by allegations that the lead police detective acted inapropriately.

Source: US ABC