Harvey Weinstein has reached a tentative multi-million dollar settlement with women who accused him of sexual assault.
According to the New York Times, the disgraced film mogul’s lawyers agreed a proposed $44m settlement with his accusers, as well as the creditors of his former studio The Weinstein Company (TWC) and the New York attorney general.
Negotiations between Weinstein’s legal team and the lawyers representing his accusers have been going on for over a year, reports suggest.
Under the proposed settlement, $30m would be go to Weinstein’s accusers, unsecured creditors and former employees of TWC. The remaining $14m would cover legal fees.
The settlement with the New York attorney general relates to its 2018 lawsuit against Weinstein and his brother and business partner Bob Weinstein, for the violation of state and city laws on sexual harassment, sexual abuse and coercion, as well as gender discrimination.
The list of the female actors who alleged they were assaulted by Weinsten include Angelina Jolie, Ashley Judd, Gwyneth Paltrow and Lupita Nyong’o who gave a very descriptive detail of her different experiences with the movie mogul.