NY state sues Weinstein Company


NY prosecutors have filed a lawsuit against the Weinstein Company, alleging that the studio failed to protect staff from Harvey Weinstein.

Among the things Schneiderman's office reportedly uncovered is that Weinstein employed three groups of female employees to arrange, secure, coordinate, and perpetuate Weinstein's sexual conquests.

State attorney general Eric Schneiderman said the lawsuit was filed in New York County Supreme Court and included new allegations about Weinstein's "vicious and exploitative mistreatment" of employees.

The suit comes after a four-month investigation by the Attorney General's office into mounting allegations against Weinstein and The Weinstein Company.

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"Any sale of The Weinstein Company must ensure that victims will be compensated, employees will be protected going forward, and that neither perpetrators nor enablers will be unjustly enriched". One female employee alleged that Harvey Weinstein exposed himself to her and would touch her without consent. The lawsuit named his brother, Robert, and the board specifically. There was even a "bible" at TWC that assistants could consult that detailed Weinstein's preferences on many intimate matters. Complicating matters further is the fact that Glasser was set to be named CEO of TWC after the sale.

Mr Weinstein has been accused of dozens of allegations of sexual abuse, including rape, but denies having non-consensual sex.

The suit charges that the human resources department at the Weinstein Company was completely corrupt.

The civil rights complaint alleges that if not for these failings of corporate management and oversight allowed Weinstein to continue to engage in persistent and unlawful conduct with impunity.