Harvey Weinstein And Movie Studio Sued By New York Attorney General

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New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said on Sunday he had filed a civil suit against The Weinstein Company, Harvey Weinstein, and Bob Weinstein, alleging the company's executives and board failed to protect employees from movie producer and former CEO Harvey Weinstein. It targets Harvey Weinstein for allegations of sexual misconduct.

Charges were filed in the New York Supreme Court and include new and "extensive" allegations against Weinstein.

Schneiderman believes a sale "would leave victims without adequate redress, including a lack of a sufficient victims compensation fund" and could allow "the perpetrators or enablers of the misconduct to see a windfall", according to the release.

Schneider's office says the lawsuit, which can be read below, "is the result of an ongoing four month investigation" into Weinstein and the company he co-founded. One female employee alleged that Harvey Weinstein exposed himself to her and would touch her without consent. There was even a "bible" at TWC that assistants could consult that detailed Weinstein's preferences on many intimate matters.

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Orrego-Savala's only responses in court were answering through an interpreter as the judge explained the proceedings and charges. Jeffrey Monroe , 54, of Avon, Indiana, was the ride-share driver who also was killed in the crash around 4 a.m.

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 both New York City and Los Angeles were required to keep condoms and erectile dysfunction injections in the vehicle at all times, according to the NY attorney general's complaint.

Schneiderman's investigation reportedly discovered instances of Weinstein making death threats to workers while touting his connection to political influencers.

One employee was even reportedly flown from London to NY to teach Weinstein's other assistants how to dress and smell more attractive to their boss, according to the complaint.

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