Harvey Weinstein Makes $44 Million Settlement With Sexual Assault Accusers
Harvey Weinstein has reached a $44 million settlement deal with several women accusing him of sexual misconduct.
Around $30 million of the $44 million will go to a consortium of plaintiffs in several lawsuits filed — including creditors and former employees.
The deal hasn’t been finalised yet, but the money would be paid via insurance policies, and on Thursday, a lawyer representing Bob Weinstein, told the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Wilmington, Delaware, “For the first time, as of yesterday… we now have an economic agreement in principle that is supported by the plaintiffs, the [New York attorney general’s] office, the defendants and all of the insurers.”
We are told the pending criminal trial that is set to begin in September wouldn’t be impacted by any financial settlement; and Harvey still faces five counts, including rape, to which he denies all accusations.