More bad news for Harvey Weinstein.
Hit the link below to find out why the alleged sexual predator’s latest set of problems sing to the tune of $19 million.
Weinstein is accused of violating several women he worked with and is accused of using an intelligence agency named Black Cube to spy on those of victims he feared would out him as a sexual predator.
This week, a group of women who stepped forward to share their harrowing stories have revealed that they have reached a settlement with Harvey and several players in his movie empire which will see them walk away from him with $19 million if it is approved the court.
Elizabeth Fegan of FeganScott, one of the firms leading the civil case shared…
This settlement is the culmination of several years of hard work by survivors who not only initiated the #MeToo movement around Weinstein, but also used their platforms to seek justice for all of those who were afraid to come forward for fear of retaliation in Hollywood. The plaintiffs’ use of the class action to negotiate a confidential process where all survivors can apply for meaningful relief was truly selfless and a victory for all women in Hollywood.
The ladies in this class action suit reveal that they intend to use the money to create a fund for any other women who were targeted by the movie maker.
Unfortunately, lawyers representing another group of survivors has slammed the move and accused them of selling out.
Attorneys Douglas Wigdor and Kevin Mintzer released this statement…
While we do not begrudge any survivor who truly wants to participate in this deal, as we understand the proposed agreement, it is deeply unfair for many reasons. First, Harvey Weinstein accepts no responsibility for his actions. Second, Harvey Weinstein isn’t paying any money toward the settlement despite now having been found guilty in Manhattan criminal court. Third, the director defendants, who we allege had knowledge of Weinstein’s behavior, will be receiving millions of dollars to reimburse their defense costs. Fourth, if this settlement were approved by the courts, survivors who do not wish to participate in the settlement but would prefer instead to hold Harvey Weinstein accountable, will be unable to pursue the multi-billion dollar insurance companies and the directors because they will receive legal releases. And Fifth, the class action lawyers will be seeking millions of dollars in fees for an objectively unsuccessful result. We are completely astounded that the Attorney General is taking a victory lap for this unfair and inequitable proposal, and on behalf of our clients, we will be vigorously objecting in court.
Stay tuned for more on this developing story.