The legal professional normal for New York mentioned on Tuesday that an settlement had been reached to settle — for practically $19 million US — two sexual misconduct lawsuits on behalf of a number of ladies in opposition to imprisoned former movie producer Harvey Weinstein.
But attorneys representing six of the ladies who’ve made accusations in opposition to Weinstein known as the proposed deal a “sellout” that didn’t require Weinstein, 68, to simply accept duty or personally pay out any money.
The settlement, which nonetheless have to be authorised by a federal decide and a chapter court docket, would resolve a lawsuit filed in opposition to Weinstein, his manufacturing firm and his brother in 2018 by the New York Attorney General’s workplace.
It would additionally settle a separate class-action lawsuit introduced on behalf of girls who accused Weinstein of sexual harassment or assault, New York Attorney General Letitia James mentioned.
“After all the harassment, threats, and discrimination, these survivors are finally receiving some semblance of justice,” she mentioned on Twitter.
<a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/BREAKING?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>#BREAKING</a>: We helped safe $19 million for survivors of Harvey Weinstein’s sexual abuse and harassment.<br><br>Women who have been pressured to signal confidentiality agreements can even be free of these clauses and at last have the ability to communicate.