New York state sues Weinstein Company over Harvey Weinstein S*xual abuse allegation:
New York prosecutors have filed a lawsuit against the Weinstein Company, alleging the studio failed to protect staff from Harvey Weinstein.
The movie producer is facing dozens of allegations of s*xual abuse, such as r*pe, but denies non-consensual s*x.
The lawsuit alleges Mr. Weinstein mistreated female workers and made verbal threats to kill staff members.
An attorney for Mr. Weinstein said a “fair investigation” would show that lots of the allegations were without merit.
The Weinstein Company is yet to comment.New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman stated on Sunday he had filed the lawsuit against the Weinstein Company, as well as Mr. Weinstein and his brother Robert, who co-founded the studio.
He’s seeking an unspecified amount to cover damages, plus penalties, for victims of alleged abuse by Harvey Weinstein, 65