A lawsuit filed by the New York Attorney General’s office against Harvey Weinstein, his brother, and the Weinstein Company alleges “egregious violations” of civil rights and business laws. Neither of the respondents have spoken out about the suit.
Announced on Sunday by Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, the lawsuit includes a number of sexual harassment allegations against Harvey Weinstein, including claims he threatened to harm employees and also exposed himself to female staff.
Weinstein, who has strenuously denied engaging in non consensual activity, is also alleged to have used the resources of the successful film studio to build a network of employees that could “facilitate his sexual encounters with women.”
“In part, HW [Harvey Weinstein] required executive assistants to schedule and help arrange sexual (or possible sexual) encounters for HW, even directing them to essentially badger women who refused or expressed reluctance into accepting a ‘meeting’ with HW,” the lawsuit states.
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