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World New York attorney general reaches $19 million settlement in Harvey Weinstein lawsuits

06:41  01 july  2020
06:41  01 july  2020 Source:   reuters.com

New York attorney general reaches $19 million settlement in Harvey Weinstein lawsuits

  New York attorney general reaches $19 million settlement in Harvey Weinstein lawsuits Hong Kong on Wednesday (July 1) held a flag raising ceremony to mark the 23rd anniversary of the former British colony's handover to Chinese rule, hours after new national security legislation took effect in the financial hub.

The attorney general for New York said on Tuesday that an agreement had been reached to settle two sexual misconduct lawsuits on behalf of multiple women against Harvey Weinstein for nearly $ 19 m. But attorneys representing six of the women who have made accusations against the

Harvey Weinstein and his former studio’s board members have reached a tentative million deal to resolve lawsuits filed by women who accused him of sexual misconduct and by the New York State attorney general , according to three people briefed on the matter. The outcome of the settlement

Harvey Weinstein wearing a suit and tie: FILE PHOTO - Film producer Harvey Weinstein departs Criminal Court in New York © Reuters/Brendan McDermid FILE PHOTO - Film producer Harvey Weinstein departs Criminal Court in New York

The attorney general for New York said on Tuesday that an agreement had been reached to settle for nearly $19 million two sexual misconduct lawsuits on behalf of multiple women against imprisoned former film producer Harvey Weinstein.

But attorneys representing six of the women who have made accusations against Weinstein called the proposed deal a "sellout" that did not require Weinstein, 68, to accept responsibility or personally pay out any money.

The settlement, which still must be approved by a federal judge and a bankruptcy court, would resolve a lawsuit filed against Weinstein, his production company and his brother in 2018 by the New York Attorney General's office.

Weinstein victims to receive $19 million payout

  Weinstein victims to receive $19 million payout Women who suffered sexual misconduct and workplace harassment by convicted rapist Harvey Weinstein are set to receive almost $19 million as part of a class action lawsuit, New York's attorney general announced Tuesday. The payments, which need to be approved by two courts, are the result of a lawsuit brought against the ex-movie mogul -- currently serving 23 years in prison -- and his former film studio The Weinstein Company. "Harvey WeinsteinThe payments, which need to be approved by two courts, are the result of a lawsuit brought against the ex-movie mogul -- currently serving 23 years in prison -- and his former film studio The Weinstein Company.

Harvey Weinstein has reached a tentative million agreement to settle lawsuits involving women who accused him of sexual misconduct, his former film studio’s board members and the New York attorney general ’s office, according to reports Thursday from the Wall Street Journal and the Los

NEW YORK — A tentative deal has been reached to settle multiple lawsuits brought against the television and film company co-founded by Harvey It would also resolve a civil suit by the New York attorney general alleging that Harvey Weinstein ’s media company, in enabling his mistreatment of

It would also settle a separate class-action lawsuit brought on behalf of women who accused Weinstein of sexual harassment or assault, New York Attorney General Letitia James said.

"After all the harassment, threats, and discrimination, these survivors are finally receiving some semblance of justice," she said on Twitter.


Video: Law Council calls for an independent body to investigate harassment in the profession (Sky News Australia)

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