USA Today reports:
A tentative deal is close to settling lawsuits brought against the television and film company co-founded by Harvey Weinstein, who has been accused of sexual misconduct by scores of women. The amount of the deal wasn’t revealed in court, but a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press it was worth $44 million. The person wasn’t authorized to reveal details of the discussions and spoke on condition of anonymity.
More than 15 lawsuits have been filed accusing Harvey Weinstein or the company of misconduct. The settlement would cover many of them, including a class action by alleged victims and a suit by the New York attorney general. The class-action complaint accuses the company of operating like an organized crime group to conceal widespread sexual harassment and assaults. The scandal forced the studio into bankruptcy.
This would not end the criminal cases against him.
BREAKING OVERNIGHT: Disgraced movie producer Harvey Weinstein has agreed to a $44 million settlement deal that would be paid to the women who accuse him of sexual misconduct. pic.twitter.com/GXBIdXgM91
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