Published: Mon, February 12, 2018

NY state sues Weinstein Company

NY state sues Weinstein Company

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has filed a lawsuit against Harvey Weinstein, his former Hollywood company and his brother Robert. The standoff occurred because the Weinstein Company board rejected a settlement offer on Wednesday that potentially left them open to liability over sexual harassment claims against the company, according to an individual with knowledge of the talks.

State attorney general Eric Schneiderman said the lawsuit was filed in New York County Supreme Court and included new allegations about Weinstein's "vicious and exploitative mistreatment" of employees. Movie mogul Harvey Weinisten left his company amid allegations of sexual misconduct - which he has denied.

The suit says that the investigation shows that the head of human resources at Weinstein's company was not empowered to do anything about his ongoing sexual harassment of female employees. The entourage was known to witnesses as Weinstein's "wing women".

The Met Police are now investigating nine different accusations from women against Weinstein.

Weinstein, the disgraced movie mogul, was ousted from his role at The Weinstein Company previous year after numerous reports of sexual misconduct. Another complaint alleges that he humiliated a male executive at his company by asking other TWC executives if they could "smell his pussy".

But when she arrived Weinstein allegedly appeared naked under a bathrobe and asked the employee for a massage. At one point, Schneiderman alleges that Harvey fired a male assistant for being "just a fucking faggot boy, a stupid fucking faggot boy".

Harvey Weinstein's lawyer, Benjamin Brafman, could not immediately be reached Sunday evening.

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