Published: Mon, February 12, 2018
Culture&Arts | By Darrell Mcdonald

Harvey Weinstein And Movie Studio Sued By New York Attorney General

Harvey Weinstein And Movie Studio Sued By New York Attorney General

State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman sued the Weinstein Company Sunday, detailing new allegations against Harvey Weinstein and throwing an expected sale of the company into limbo.

Schneiderman said the sale was "imminent" and that it could go through without giving Weinstein victims a chance to be properly compensated.

Mr Weinstein has been accused by several women, including actresses Selma Hayek, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Lupita Nyong'o, of sexual harassment.

The suit included an array of new allegations regarding Weinstein's depraved behavior.

In December 2017 six women also filed a lawsuit against Harvey Weinstein and his former businesses in a proposed class action in the Southern District of ny.

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Schneiderman's office launched an investigation in October into the brothers' company as accusations of sexual harassment and assault against Harvey Weinstein - and a subsequent cover up - began to surface.

The lawsuit alleges that the company broke ny law and violated the company's employees' rights by "failing to protect its employees from pervasive sexual harassment, intimidation, and discrimination", Schneiderman said in a statement. Some members were flown in from London to NY to teach assistants how to dress and smell more attractive to the executive.

Weinstein, the disgraced movie mogul, was ousted from his role at The Weinstein Company past year after numerous reports of sexual misconduct. These female employees were supposed to help his company produce films and television projects.

Telephone and email messages seeking comment from Weinstein were not immediately returned.

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