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Harvey Weinstein lawsuit reaches US$19 million settlement

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The New York Attorney General has announced that an agreement had been reached to settle two sexual misconduct lawsuits on behalf of multiple women against Harvey Weinstein for almost $19 million on Tuesday. This did not sit well with the lawyers representing six of the women who made accusations against the jailed former film producer, describing the proposed deal a “sellout” that did not require Weinstein to accept responsibility or personally pay any money.

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

It would also settle a separate class action suit brought on behalf of women who have accused Weinstein of sexual harassment or assault, according to the New York Attorney General Letitia James.

She also mentioned on twitter…”After all harassment, threats, and discrimination, these survivors are finally receiving some kind of justice.”

SOURCE:  The Guardian 

 

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