6 Women Sue Harvey Weinstein and His Former Businesses in Proposed Class Action

Harvey Weinstein’s lawyers Benjamin Brafman and Blair Berk declined to criticism on a fit on Wednesday.

While Mr. Weinstein has certified that his function “has caused a lot of pain,’’ he denies that he intimately assaulted women.

In an emailed statement, a Miramax mouthpiece pronounced a association “joins a whole film village in condemning Harvey Weinstein and his accursed actions.” She combined that Miramax had been “completely independent” of Mr. Weinstein and his hermit given they founded a Weinstein Company in 2005.

The Weinstein Company did not immediately respond to a ask for criticism on Wednesday.

A mouthpiece for Mr. Dolan, who was on a house from mid-2015 to mid-2016, said: “Mr. Dolan is assured that he acted reasonably in all matters relating to his time on a Weinstein board.”

A orator for Mr. Jones declined to criticism on a litigation, but, separately, common a note that Mr. Jones sent to his association on Wednesday about Mr. Weinstein. “I never knew about those discussions or any of a revelations until they began to aspect publicly, and we quiescent dual days later,” Mr. Jones pronounced in a note.

A orator for Mr. Lasry declined to criticism on Wednesday. And Mr. Maerov did not immediately respond to a ask for comment.

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The plaintiffs in a fit were identified as Louisette Geiss, Katherine Kendall, Zoe Brock, Sarah Ann Masse, Melissa Sagemiller and Nannette Klatt. [Read their statement and a court filing here.]

Their matter goes on: “How could so many women have been violated? How could so many people have lonesome adult for him? How could so many people have finished zero to help? Money.”


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It requests that Mr. Weinstein and his authorised group contention a “full mea culpa and acknowledgment of a wrongs perpetrated by both him and his enablers.”

Since a strange news reports, dozens of women including Angelina Jolie, Cara Delevingne and Ashley Judd have come forward, accusing Mr. Weinstein of harassment, attack or worse. On Tuesday, The Times published a follow-up report on how Mr. Weinstein relied on absolute relations to yield him with cover amid decades of passionate bungle accusations.

A mouthpiece for Harvey Weinstein did not immediately respond to a ask for criticism on Wednesday.

The lawsuit was filed in a United States District Court for a Southern District of New York by Hagens Berman and a Armenta Law Firm. It states that actresses and other women in a film attention were lured to attention events, hotel rooms, Mr. Weinstein’s home, bureau meetings or auditions to plead projects, usually to be victimized by Mr. Weinstein.

“The Weinstein Sexual Enterprise had many participants” and “grew over time as a obfuscation of Weinstein’s control became some-more formidable to conceal,” a fit says.

The law organisation urged other women to join in a due category movement and even posted a form online, stating, “if we were in any approach threatened or assaulted by Harvey Weinstein, find out your rights.”

The military in New York, Los Angeles and London are questioning a operation of passionate attack allegations opposite Mr. Weinstein. In New York, a Manhattan district attorney’s bureau is operative with a military and has also subpoenaed annals from Mr. Weinstein’s lawyers and his former business as partial of a widening review into his finances.

Federal prosecutors are conducting a apart rapist review into a array of exchange involving Mr. Weinstein, a AIDS gift amfAR and a American Repertory Theater during Harvard.

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