Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence has denied that she had a sexual relationship with Harvey Weinstein. The claim was made in court papers by an unnamed actress who says that Weinstein attacked her in his office in 2013.

According to the lawsuit, Weinstein said to the complainant before the assault that he was trying to help her career and that he had done the same for Lawrence. Allegedly, he said: “Do you even want to be an actress? I slept with Jennifer Lawrence and look where she is; she has just won an Oscar.” He then forcibly removed her underwear and performed oral sex despite her protests.

Jennifer Lawrence has since released this statement is response to the allegations:

“My heart breaks for all the women who were victimized by Harvey Weinstein. I have never had anything but a professional relationship with him. This is yet another example of the predatory tactics and lies that he engaged in to lure countless women.”

Via: Variety