Entertainment New York state sues Harvey Weinstein's company over sexual misconduct claims

17:14  12 february  2018
17:14  12 february  2018 Source:   ibtimes.co.uk

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New York state attorney Eric Schneiderman has filed a lawsuit against Harvey Weinstein and the Weinstein company over sexual misconduct claims .

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York ’ s attorney general sued the Weinstein Company and Harvey Weinstein on Sunday alleging years of sexual harassment and misconduct by the movie producer, in a move that could jeopardize talks on a potential sale of the studio.

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New York's attorney general has filed a lawsuit against disgraced Harvey Weinstein and the Weinstein Company following an investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct.

"As alleged in our complaint, The Weinstein Company repeatedly broke New York law by failing to protect its employees from pervasive sexual harassment, intimidation, and discrimination," state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said in court papers.

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 company later fired Weinstein.

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New York ' s attorney general sued the Weinstein Company and Harvey Weinstein on Sunday alleging years of sexual harassment and misconduct by the movie producer, in a move that could jeopardize talks on a potential sale of the studio.

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NEW YORK : New York ’ s attorney general sued the Weinstein Company and Harvey Weinstein on Sunday alleging years of sexual harassment and misconduct The state is seeking an unspecified amount of restitution and damages, plus penalties, for harm to victims.

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is suing Harvey Weinstein and his former company for alleged sexual misconduct following a four-month investigation.

Schneiderman's probe found that employees were subjected to various verbal threats from Weinstein such as "I will kill you, I will kill your family, and "you don't know what I can do."

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In one case, the probe found that "in a fit of rage against one female employee, he yelled that she should leave the company and make babies since that was all she was good for."

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