New York sues Harvey Weinstein and Weinstein Co.

Harvey Weinstein was hit with allegations of almost

Harvey Weinstein was hit with allegations of almost three decades of sexual harassment Thursday in the ‘New York Times.’ The mega-producer has long been part of the Hollywood elite. Here, he poses with Sienna Miller at a dinner in 2009. Donald Bowers, Getty Images for The Weinstein C

 

In a seemingly political move, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman on Sunday filed a lawsuit against Harvey Weinstein, his brother Robert Weinstein, and the Weinstein Company for alleged violations of civil rights and business laws. The suit cites accusations about mistreatment of employees by Weinstein when he was the film production company’s CEO. Among other allegations, the lawsuit says Weinstein told several employees that he would “kill” them. New York says the company “employed one group of female employees whose primary job it was to accompany (Harvey) to events and to facilitate (his) sexual conquests.” Schneiderman’s investigation is ongoing, but he reportedly wanted to make sure the sale of The Weinstein Company wouldn’t make Weinstein’s enablers rich while depriving his victims of ways to seek compensation.

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