New York attorney general Letitia James said that she has helped get money for women "who experienced sexual misconduct and workplace harassment by convicted rapist Harvey Weinstein" as part of a class action suit against the former studio mogul and now convicted rapist.
The payment must still be approved by the the courts--district and bankruptcy--and would resolve the state's 2018 suit against The Weinstein Company LLC, Harvey Weinstein, and (brother) Robert Weinstein over both a hostile work environment and women who brought a class action suit saying they had been either sexually harassed or assaulted by Harvey Weinstein.
The payment is also part of a larger global agreement in the bankruptcy plan for the company and its parent, Weinstein Company Holdings LLC.
"The agreement ensures that women who experienced a hostile work environment, sexual harassment, and gender-based discrimination while working at The Weinstein Company, as well as sexual abuse by Harvey Weinstein, are entitled to obtain restitution, by creating a $18,875,000 victims’ compensation fund," said the attorney general's office. "This agreement is a win for every woman who has experienced sexual harassment, discrimination, intimidation, or retaliation by her employer," said James.
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