Washington .- The exproductor Harvey Weinstein Hollywood has reached a preliminary agreement for $ 44 million to close the lawsuits filed against him by some of his alleged victims and the State of New York, reports The New York Times.
It is still unknown if this preliminary agreement would include an admission by Weinstein of the accusations of sexual abuse against him – and that he denies – for more than 80 women, some of them known Hollywood stars like Salma Hayek, Angelina Jolie or Lupita Nyong’o
According to the New York newspaper, of the 44 million of the agreement, 30 would be divided between a pool of plaintiffs, creditors of his old company (The Weinstein Company) and former employees, while the rest would be used to cover the legal expenses of Weinstein’s partners. sprinkled by the demands.
In parallel to this civil agreement, Weinstein faces a criminal process for sexual crimes whose trial in the state of New York is scheduled to begin in September.
Weinstein went from being an untouchable Hollywood to become a plague in the industry by the dozens of accusations of sexual assault against him.
The first accusations were unveiled in late 2017 and caused a feminist earthquake in Hollywood that, later articulated under the movement “Me Too”, pointed to other alleged aggressors and sexual harassers such as Kevin Spacey, Brett Ratner, Louis CK, John Lasseter or Bryan Singer
The movement “Me Too” leapt after Hollywood to the world of politics and the media.
These accusations opened countless fronts before the Justice to the exproductor, who in May of 2018 surrendered to the authorities and was later released on bail of one million dollars.
As a result of his collapse, Weinstein was fired from his own company, The Weinstein Company, a real business and film empire, which was sold and dissolved last year. (EFEUSA)