NY attorney general files lawsuit against Weinstein

NY attorney general files lawsuit against Weinstein

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.

This lawsuit would not block the sale, but the A.G.'s office would be able to file a temporary restraining order blocking it within 30 days of the sale contract being signed.

Schneiderman said Sunday the lawsuit is the result of a four-month investigation that included "interviews with multiple company employees, executives, and survivors of Harvey Weinstein's sexual misconduct", as well as "an exhaustive review of company records and emails".

The studio has been in talks to sell itself to a group of investors led by former Obama administration official Maria Contreras-Sweet, but Scheiderman's lawsuit has put deal negotiations on hold, according to people familiar with the matter. "Every New Yorker has a right to a workplace free of sexual harassment, intimidation, and fear". The suit alleges that the COO failed to protect the company's employees.

In December 2017 six women also filed a lawsuit against Harvey Weinstein and his former businesses in a proposed class action in the Southern District of NY.

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They could choose to leave the position vacate until their AGM in 2019 or convene a special meeting to hold an election. He has been credited with working to reform governance with a focus on greater transparency and accountability.

The NYPD is also investigating rape allegations against Harvey Weinstein.

USA TODAY has reached out to representatives for The Weinstein Company for comment.

The lawsuit accuses Weinstein of creating a culture of abuse at his company and includes a variety of specific references to the abuse.

Harvey Weinstein in November 2011 in NY.

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