Published: Mon, February 12, 2018
Culture | By Wayne Carr

NY state sues Weinstein Company

NY state sues Weinstein Company

State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman sued the Weinstein Company Sunday, detailing new allegations against Harvey Weinstein and throwing an expected sale of the company into limbo.

"As alleged in our complaint, The Weinstein Company repeatedly broke NY law by failing to protect its employees from pervasive sexual harassment, intimidation and discrimination", said Schneiderman.

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Schneiderman's complaint details Harvey Weinstein issuing threats to TWC employees and the fact that the company had "a group of female employees whose primary job it was to accompany HW (sic) to events and to facilitate HW's sexual conquests", the complaint states. And Schneiderman notes that a sale could mean a windfall for those responsible for any misconduct. Allegations first surfaced in October after an investigative report by the New York Times. The disgraced movie mogul has been accused by almost 100 women of sexual harassment, bullying or rape.

In the new suit, Weinstein is accused of telling several employees, "I will kill you", "I will kill your family" and "You don't know what I can do".

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The investigation included interviews with multiple company employees, executives and victims of the alleged sexual misconduct.

The New York attorney general says that Robert Weinstein, who was aware of his brother's sexual misconduct, allowed Harvey to create a hostile work environment and engage in sexual misconduct, for which he was responsible for preventing. 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.

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Telephone and email messages seeking comment from Mr Weinstein were not immediately returned.

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