An agreement has been met with Harvey Weinstein sexual assault accusers that includes lawsuits against him and his company are dismissed.
The group of accusers, a number reaching 30, have settled the case against the disgraced film producer, with a settlement of $25 million.
According to lawyers involved in the case, the deal has given Weinstein a clean sheet that sees him pay zero towards the payout. Instead, the payout falls on insurance agencies that represented him.
Legal fees will be covered out of the settlement, which is a total of $47 million, but $25 million will be paid out to 67-year-old’s accusers. Part of that deal states that lawsuits against him and the Weinstein company are to be dismissed.
According to Genie Harrison, the attorney representing a former assistant to Harvey, Sandeep Rehal, a push for a better deal could have seen a remarkable reduction in payout.
He said, “I don’t think there’s a markedly better deal to be made. We have really, truly done the best we can under the circumstances, and it’s important for other victims to know this, come forward and be able to get the best level of compensation we were able to get.”
An update to his criminal cases: Weinstein has been ordered by a judge to sacrifice his passport, and must notify the court if he intends to leave the state of New York or Connecticut; also making it clear that he is unable to travel outside of the United States.
He was charged by New York prosecutors with sexual misconduct, rape, sex abuse and criminal sex act that involves two separate women. If found guilty, he could be sentenced to years in prison.
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