The money will be distributed between the women who filed the suit.
Women subjected to sexual violence and harassment by Harvey Weinstein, will receive nearly $19 million in compensation. The solution meets the collective claim of workers of the disgraced Mogul of the violation of civil rights, human rights and business law, reports the Chronicle.info with reference to the Apostrophe.
“Harvey Weinstein and The Weinstein Company has let down its women workers. After all the harassment, threats and discrimination victims will finally achieve justice,” CNN quoted the statement of the attorney General of new York Letitia James.
$18 875 000 will be distributed between “women who are faced with hostile working conditions, sexual harassment and gender discrimination while working at the Weinstein company, as well as sexual abuse by Harvey Weinstein”. The agreement must be approved by the district court and the court, which is the case of the bankruptcy of The Weinstein Company.
In the framework of the resolution, women are also exempt from the obligation of confidence prior to The Weinstein Company. Now they can freely tell their stories without fear of retribution. “This agreement is a victory for every woman who has experienced sexual harassment, discrimination, intimidation or harassment by your employer”, — reads the statement of the Prosecutor.
Weinstein, meanwhile, was sentenced to 23 years in prison for the rape and sexual abuse, and serving time in prison Wende, in the state of new York.