Harvey Weinstein Reaches $25 Million Settlement With His Accusers

The tentative settlement would be split by more than 30 women

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Harvey Weinstein leaves New York City Criminal Court after a bail hearing on December 6, 2019 in New York City.
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By Bonnie Stiernberg / December 11, 2019 3:47 pm

According to a new New York Times report, Harvey Weinstein and the board of his film studio The Weinstein Company have reached a tentative $25 million settlement agreement with “dozens” of the women who have accused him of sexual misconduct.

Citing “lawyers involved in the negotiations,” the publication notes that the deal would not require Weinstein to admit any wrongdoing or pay anything to his alleged victims himself. The $25 million payout would be divided among more than 30 women.

As the Times notes, the settlement still requires court approval and a final sign-off by all parties. Weinstein is scheduled to face a criminal trial on sexual assault charges in Manhattan this January. Some of his accusers are not satisfied with the scope of the settlement, but they told the publication it’s better than nothing. Zoe Brock, 45, said that agreeing to settle made her feel “defeated and hopeless.”

“Many of us are outside the statute of limitations, and we can’t have our day in criminal court with Harvey,” Caitlin Dulany, 56, who accused the producer of sexually harassing and assaulting her in the mid-’90s, told the Times, adding that even a flawed settlement might “bring some justice and relief.”

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