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New York Attorney General sues Weinstein and Co

Press Trust of India  |  New York 

Eric T has filed a lawsuit against disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, his brother Bob, and their production house on their alleged failure to uphold the state and city laws against discrimination and

The lawsuit comes four months after the producer was accused of sexual harassment, including rape, over a span of three decades, by multiple women such as actors Ashley Judd, Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow, Lea Seydoux, and Uma Thurman, among others.

The case has been filed electronically in Manhattan's and the timing is expected to cause a delay in the sale of The Company (TWC), which is facing bankruptcy, Times reported.

Any sale of the Company must ensure that victims will be compensated, employees will be protected going forward, and that neither perpetrators nor enablers will be unjustly enriched, said in a release.

The deal was said to be finalised yesterday.

The company was on the verge of selling itself to an group for approximately USD 275 million, plus the assumption of USD 225 million in debt, according to two people in the know of the deal who spoke on condition of anonymity.

The group, led by Maria Contreras-Sweet, best known for handling the under former U S Barack Obama, has publicly said it would create a multi-million dollar settlement fund for women who have accused of abuse.

TWC has been trying to salvage itself since Weinstein's scandal broke out in October last year.

and Police Department have already launched probes against Weinstein.

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First Published: Mon, February 12 2018. 16:35 IST