Weinstein Nears $25 Million Settlement with Accusers
Disgraced movie producer Harvey Weinstein is nearing a $25 million settlement that would resolve most of the civil suits against him and his board of directors stemming from dozens of sexual harassment and assault allegations, according to Breitbart News.
Not all the plaintiffs are onboard with the proposed deal, which still hasn’t been approved by judges. Weinstein also faces criminal charges and is still set to stand trial in New York starting Jan. 6 on five rape and sexual assault charges.
Under the tentative settlement, insurance companies for the Weinstein Co. would pay the victims with the most serious claims as much as $500,000 each. A larger group of plaintiffs would split the remainder of the funds.
More than 30 actresses and former Weinstein employees would benefit from the payout, which would be part of an overall $47 million settlement intended to close out the Weinstein Co.’s financial obligations.