By Glam & Essence
One of Hollywood’s famous Film producer, 67- year-old Harvey Weinstein and his former studio’s board members have reached a tentative deal with women who accuse him of sexual misconduct.
Lawyers said the settlement to resolve civil lawsuits and compensate alleged victims was worth about $44m (£34.7m).
Though Mr Weinstein has denied sexually harassing or abusing over 75 women,he will however stand trial in New York in June on criminal charges ,including a rape charge brought by two women.
Mr Weinstein’s team later told the Wall Street Journal that the size of the settlement would be approximately $44m.
In October 2017, the New York Times published a story detailing decades of allegations of sexual harassment against Harvey Weinstein.
Actresses Rose McGowan and Ashley Judd were among the first women to come forward.
The accusations include forcing women to massage him and watch him naked. He also allegedly promised to help some women advance their careers in return for sexual favours.
The film producer issued an apologyacknowledging he had “caused a lot of pain” – but denied allegations that he harassed female employees over nearly three decades.
The outcry against Mr Weinstein led to the #MeToo movement, which has seen hundreds of women accusing high-profile men in business, government and entertainment of sexual abuse and harassment.
As the accusations mounted, his company Weinstein Co dismissed him and filed for bankruptcy.
(Source :BBC )