Published: Mon, February 12, 2018
Life&Culture | By Ben Goodman

New York State sues Harvey Weinstein and his company

New York State sues Harvey Weinstein and his company

Harvey Weinstein, pictured at the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on May 23, 2017 in Cap d'Antibes, France, was attacked at a restaurant.

NY state has confirmed it will sue The Weinstein Company, alleging the studio failed to protect employees from owner and movie mogul Harvey Weinstein.

The suit which also refers to "egregious" human rights and business law violations includes new and extensive allegations about the longtime company and its former CEO, Harvey Weinstein. Employee accounts of sexual harassment, intimidation and other misconduct are part of the suit.

The lawsuit alleges that the company broke ny law and violated the company's employees' rights by "failing to protect its employees from pervasive sexual harassment, intimidation, and discrimination", Schneiderman said in a statement.

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Schneiderman said Sunday that a four-month investigation into sexual harassment found "vicious and exploitative mistreatment of company employees".

He has since been accused of rape by three women, sexual assault, and harassment. And Schneiderman notes that a sale could mean a windfall for those responsible for any misconduct.

He allegedly boasted he had connections with the Secret Service that could take care of his problems.

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 company later fired Weinstein.

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