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NY attorney general files lawsuit against Weinstein

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Ivan Hill | 12 February, 2018, 01:39

Schneiderman launched a civil rights probe into the New York City-based company in October after The New York Times and The New Yorker exposed allegations of sexual assault and harassment spanning decades.

Weinstein's drivers in Los Angeles and NY were required to keep condoms and erectile dysfunction injections in the auto at all times, papers charge.

The Met Police are now investigating nine different accusations from women against Weinstein.

NY prosecutors have filed a lawsuit against the Weinstein Company, alleging that the studio failed to protect staff from Harvey Weinstein.

Schneiderman said Sunday that a four-month investigation into sexual harassment found "vicious and exploitative mistreatment of company employees". The suit alleges that the COO failed to protect the company's employees.

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This lawsuit would not block the sale, but the A.G.'s office would be able to file a temporary restraining order blocking it within 30 days of the sale contract being signed.

"Any sale of the company must ensure victims are adequately compensated, employees are protected, and that enablers of sexual misconduct will not be unjustly enriched", said New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman in a tweet Sunday. "Every New Yorker has a right to a workplace free of sexual harassment, intimidation, and fear". The company later fired Weinstein.

The suit included an array of new allegations regarding Weinstein's depraved behavior.

Telephone and email messages seeking comment from Weinstein and the company were not immediately returned.

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