NY attorney general files suit against Harvey Weinstein and company


New York's AG, Eric Schneiderman, just filed suit against Harvey, his brother, Bob Weinstein, and the entire Weinstein Co., alleging they violated the state's civil rights laws and NYC's human rights laws during the disgraced movie producer's time there.

Schneiderman's lawsuit alleges numerous instances of alleged harassment by Weinstein, including claims that multiple groups of Weinstein Company employees were responsible for facilitating Harvey's sexual encounters.

"Any sale of The Weinstein Company must ensure that victims will be compensated, employees will be protected going forward and that neither perpetrators nor enablers will be unjustly enriched".

The lawsuit has put the Weinstein company sale negotiations on hold, according to sources.

Weinstein, the disgraced movie mogul, was ousted from his role at The Weinstein Company a year ago after numerous reports of sexual misconduct. The company later fired Weinstein.

The lawsuit accuses Weinstein of creating a culture of abuse at his company and includes a variety of specific references to the abuse.

Weinstein, a former Hollywood titan, was accused of sexual assault and harassment by dozens of women.

The office also said, "drivers in both New York City and Los Angeles were required to keep condoms and erectile dysfunction injections in the auto at all times, in order to provide them to (Weinstein) as needed". This compelled service "demeaned and humiliated them, contributing to the hostile work environment", the complaint says.

On another occasion, Weinstein allegedly exposed himself to a female employee and made her take dictation from him while he leered at her, naked on his bed.

A rep for Harvey Weinstein could not be immediately reached for comment on Sunday.