Two lawsuits against Harvey Weinstein to be settled for $18.9M
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Two lawsuits against Harvey Weinstein to be settled for $18.9M

New York Attorney General Letitia James announced Tuesday that two lawsuits against Harvey Weinstein for sexual misconduct had been settled for $18.9 million.

The settlement would resolve the 2018 Office of the Attorney General’s lawsuit against The Weinstein Company (TWC), Harvey Weinstein and Robert Weinstein. According to the 2018 lawsuit, Harvey Weinstein allegedly created a hostile work environment, where he sexually harassed female employees. TWC and Robert Weinstein allegedly aided and abetted in this process. The agreement would also resolve a separate putative class action lawsuit on behalf of women who were sexually harassed and assaulted by Harvey

As part of the settlement, women who previously signed non-disclosure forms with TWC or any former representatives related to any sexual misconduct by Harvey Weinstein will be released from them. The settlement also establishes an $18,875,000 victims’ compensation fund.

The district court presiding over the putative class action and the bankruptcy court presiding over TWC’s petition for relief must now approve the agreement.