New York is suing Harvey Weinstein and want to sale company stop

The attorney-general of New York has legal proceedings brought against the acts of sexual violence accused film producer Harvey Weinstein, against his brother Robert, and against their company, The Weinstein Company. The lawsuit is the sales of the company may be temporarily stopped.

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The attorney-general of New York is suing the former Hollywoodproducer Harvey Weinstein after various allegations of misconduct. ‘A survey of four months, has new and outrageous examples of sexual misconduct uncovered’, says in a statement that Sunday was distributed. There were, according to the communication ‘new and expanded allegations of ‘violent and exploitative mistreatment of his staff’.

“Employees are not protected’

The indictment includes multiple testimonies from former employees about sexual harassment, intimidation and other misconduct by Weinstein, in October, was fired by his company.

Specifically, Harvey Weinstein, The Weinstein Company and Robert Weinstein (co-founder and CEO of the company) by attorney general Eric T. Schneiderman prosecuted for ‘flagrant violations of the civil rights, human rights and labour rights’. The Weinstein Company and Robert Weinstein be indicted because they “repeatedly the laws of New York have broken through their employees not to protect against in-depth sexual harassment, harassment and discrimination,” says Schneiderman.


The indictment means an obstacle for the planned sale of Weinsteins studio. A deal worth 500 million dollars (408 million euros), according to The New York Times Sunday have to be signed for, and the timing of the attorney-general is, according to the newspaper, focused on such sales, at least temporarily.

‘Any sale of The Weinstein Company must have a compensation for the victims and to guarantee that workers in the future are protected and that neither perpetrators nor enablers to be unjustly enriched’, says Schneiderman in his communication.

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