Six Harvey Weinstein accusers call 18.9 million dollars New York settlement a ‘cruel hoax’

By: Reuters | New York |

Published: July 14, 2020 4:09:17 pm

Six women rejected an 18.9 million dollar settlement with Harvey Weinstein. 11, 2001 attacks, saying he would not approve it “based on fear or ignorance.”
Weinstein, 68, is serving a 23-year prison term following his February 24 conviction for sexually assaulting a former production assistant and raping a onetime aspiring actress. Gerald Maatman, a lawyer for the Weinstein Cos, declined to comment. (Photo: Reuters)
Six women who claim they were sexually abused by Harvey Weinstein urged a U.S. judge on Monday to reject an $18.9 million settlement with the disgraced movie producer, the board of his former studio and other accusers. In 2010, he initially rejected a settlement for workers suffering from health problems after the Sept. The settlement requires approval by US District Judge Alvin Hellerstein. Tags:

Harvey Weinstein But in a Manhattan federal court filing, the six women said accusers would receive just $11.2 million after deducting legal fees and costs, with typical awards of just $10,000 to $20,000, while shielding the defendants’ insurers from big payouts. “The main winners … are Harvey Weinstein, Robert Weinstein, and the ultra-wealthy former directors of The Weinstein Co.”
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For all the latest Entertainment News, download Indian Express App. The guilty verdict was a milestone for the #MeToo movement, which starting in late 2017 inspired women to accuse hundreds of powerful men in business, entertainment, media, politics and other fields of sexual misconduct. The settlement announced on June 30 would end litigation by New York Attorney General Letitia James and separate class-action litigation, and permit accusers to claim $7,500 to $750,000 each. He is appealing, and still faces rape and sexual assault charges in Los Angeles. The settlement is “a cruel hoax” and among “the most one-sided and unfair class settlements in history,” the filing said. 📣 The Indian Express is now on Telegram. They also complained that the accord “absolved” Weinstein, his brother Bob Weinstein and the board of liability, while setting aside another $15.2 million to help cover their defense costs.