U.S. judge rejects settlement of Harvey Weinstein sexual abuse claims

Reuters |
Published: 07.14.20 , 18:36
A U.S. judge on Tuesday rejected a proposed $18.9 million civil settlement for women who claimed they were subjected to sexual abuse and workplace harassment by the disgraced movie producer Harvey Weinstein.
U.S. District Judge Alvin Hellerstein in Manhattan said the preliminary settlement would be unfair to women who Weinstein raped or sexually abused, because it treated them no different from women who had merely met him.
He also criticized a plan to set aside money to help Weinstein and the board of his former studio pay defense costs.