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Federal Judge Rejects $46.8 Million Settlement Of Harvey Weinstein Sexual Abuse Claims

News Summed Up 2020-07-14 05:30:00

TOPLINEU.S. District Court Judge Alvin Hellerstein on Tuesday rejected a $46.8 million settlement of civil suits against Harvey Weinstein accusing him of sexual misconduct. Harvey Weinstein arrives at the Manhattan Criminal Court in February 2020. chief criticNew York Attorney General Letitia James was part of the class-action suit that created the $18.9 million settlement. “For more than two years, my office has fought tirelessly in the pursuit of justice for the women whose lives were upended by Harvey Weinstein. On Tuesday, her office said in a statement that it will “review the decision and determine next steps.”what we don’t knowHellerstein’s decision is a setback in the Weinstein Company bankruptcy process — attorneys had hoped to confirm a liquidation plan by the end of 2020.further readingWeinstein Accuser Opposes Settlement, Says Process Is Unfair (Variety)US Judge Swiftly Rejects ‘Phony’ Settlement for Weinstein Victims ( judge rejects settlement of Harvey Weinstein sexual abuse claims (Reuters)