The New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has filed a lawsuit against Harvey Weinstein.
According to E! News, the Attorney General’s office filed lawsuit in the New York County Supreme Court against the disgraced movie producer, his brother Bob Weinstein and The Weinstein Company, for “extensive violations of New York’s civil rights, human rights and business laws.”
In the press release, the Attorney General’s office detailed Weinstein’s “vicious and exploitative mistreatment of company employees,” and also included details of the sexual harassment, intimidation and other misconduct against the movie producer.
The statement continued, saying that if The Weinstein company does get sold the “victims will be compensated, employees will be protected going forward, and that neither perpetrators nor enablers will be unjustly enriched.”
And the statement explained that the Attorney General’s office began an investigation, which included “exhaustive review of company records and emails,” following the “articles published by The New York Times and the New Yorker in October 2017, in which Weinstein was accused of rape and sexual assault by a number of women (Weinstein has vehemently denied all claims of non-consensual sex). The company is accused of violating gender discrimination laws.”
This interesting update follows the sexual assault/rape allegations against Weinsteing by over 40 women, most of them actresses like Lupita Nyong’o and Rose McGowan.
We can’t wait to see how this pans out.