Weinstein Co. couldn't protect women from sexual abuse

Feb 13, 2018, 10:37 IST | Agencies

New York's attorney general is accusing Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein of "repeatedly and persistently" sexually harassing female employees at his film company

Harvey Weinstein. Pic/AFP
Harvey Weinstein. Pic/AFP

New York's attorney general is accusing Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein of "repeatedly and persistently" sexually harassing female employees at his film company, according to a lawsuit filed on Sunday by the state prosecutor that could impact the company's sale.

"As alleged in our complaint, The Weinstein Company repeatedly broke New York law by failing to protect its employees from pervasive sexual harassment, intimidation, and discrimination," state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said in court papers filed against Weinstein and the company.

Schneiderman launched a civil rights probe into the company in October after The New York Times and The New Yorker exposed allegations of sexual assault and harassment spanning decades. Weinstein's attorney, Ben Brafman, released a statement on Sunday evening saying many of the allegations against his client are "without merit".

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