Published: Mon, February 12, 2018
Culture | By Stewart Greene

Harvey Weinstein Sued by New York Over Sexual Harassment at Firm

Harvey Weinstein Sued by New York Over Sexual Harassment at Firm

NY state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman filed suit Sunday against Harvey Weinstein, his brother Bob Weinstein and the film production company over which they once lorded seeking "to remedy a years-long gender-based hostile work environment, a pattern of quid pro quo sexual harassment, and routine misuse of corporate resources for unlawful ends".

"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.

"The suit, filed today in New York County Supreme Court, includes new and extensive allegations about longtime company CEO Harvey Weinstein's vicious and exploitative mistreatment of company employees". The complaint also cites instances in which Weinstein Co. senior managers failed to respond to employe complaints about Harvey Weinstein's behavior. He has been accused of sexual harassment or abuse by more than 60 women.

He goes on to allege that Harvey used his position at TWC, as well as female employees and company resources, to serve his sexual interests with other women seeking employment or business opportunities with TWC.

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".

The investigation included interviews with multiple company employees, executives and victims of the alleged sexual misconduct.

But when she arrived Weinstein allegedly appeared naked under a bathrobe and asked the employee for a massage.

Representatives for the company and the Weinstein brothers couldn't immediately be reached for comment.

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