Harvey Weinstein And Movie Studio Sued By New York Attorney General

Harvey Weinstein And Movie Studio Sued By New York Attorney General

Harvey Weinstein And Movie Studio Sued By New York Attorney General

The New York State Attorney General filed a lawsuit against against Harvey Weinstein following an investigation revealing repeated examples of sexual misconduct, officials said Sunday.

While the attorney general's investigation continues, the suit has been filed because Schneiderman's office is concerned that the sale of The Weinstein Company would leave victims without a way to get compensation for possible wrongdoing.

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

Contreras-Sweet, the former head of the U.S. Small Business Administration under President Barack Obama, was expected to buy the company for $500 million, leading to a complete overhaul of the company including a new name and a female-majority board of directors.

The suit includes "numerous employee-victim accounts of sexual harassment, intimidation, and other misconduct".

The suit charges that the human resources department at the Weinstein Company was completely corrupt.

Schneiderman launched a civil rights probe into the New York City-based company in October after The New York Times and The New Yorker exposed allegations of sexual assault and harassment spanning decades. The entourage was known to witnesses as Weinstein's "wing women".

A third group were were forced to facilitate Weinstein's sexual conquests, and to follow through on HW's promise of employment opportunities to women who met with Weinstein's favor. These female employees were supposed to help his company produce films and television projects. "This compelled service demeaned and humiliated them, contributing to the hostile work environment".

But when she arrived Weinstein allegedly appeared naked under a bathrobe and asked the employee for a massage.

A Weinstein attorney did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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