Harvey Weinstein Wants Appeals Court to Define a “Commercial Sex Act” | Hollywood Reporter

“As his attorney Benjamin Brafman famously put it, “Mr. Weinstein did not invent the casting couch in Hollywood.”

On Aug. 14, however, a federal judge may have punctured any notion of the legality of the so-called “casting couch” in a first-of-its-kind decision. U.S. District Court Judge Robert Sweet ruled that Weinstein must face a federal claim of sex trafficking in a lawsuit brought by Kadian Noble, who accuses Weinstein of unwanted sexual conduct after promising the aspiring actress work.”