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NY Attorney General sues Harvey Weinstein, his company

NYC PAPERS OUT. Social media use restricted to low res file max 184 x 128 pixels and 72 dpi State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman sued Sunday to block the sale of the Weinstein Company
Ella Tate | 12 February, 2018, 02:09

The state of NY filed a lawsuit against Harvey Weinstein, his brother and their eponymous production company Sunday for "egregious violations" of civil rights, human rights and business laws. The suit alleges that the COO failed to protect the company's employees.

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.

The lawsuit alleges that Weinstein sexually harassed employees and abused women for years.

"We expressed to them how important it is that any deal adequately compensate victims, protect employees, and not reward those who enabled or perpetuated this egregious sexual misconduct", said Schneiderman press secretary Amy Spitalnick, of the conversations with the potential buyers of TWC.

In court papers filed in Manhattan on Sunday, state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman (SHNEYE'-dur-muhn) says the Weinstein Co.

The lawsuit presents an obstacle for ex Obama administration official Maria Contreras-Sweet's bid for the company
The lawsuit presents an obstacle for ex Obama administration official Maria Contreras-Sweet's bid for the company

The complaint noted several instances of Weinstein allegedly groping and exposing himself to women at work.

The lawsuit follows a four-month investigation by New York's attorney general. Allegations first surfaced in October after an investigative report by the New York Times.

In one example, an assistant wrote an email complaint to human resources regarding Weinstein's behavior only to find it forwarded directly to him via email minutes later, according to the suit. Complicating matters further is the fact that Glasser was set to be named CEO of TWC after the sale.

Weinstein, a former Hollywood titan, was accused of sexual assault and harassment by dozens of women.

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

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