The New York Attorney General’s Office Files Civil Rights Lawsuit Against Harvey Weinstein & The Weinstein Company

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Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and the New York Attorney General’s office has filed a lawsuit against Harvey Weinstein and The Weinstein Company.

After the explosive reports by The New York Times, the New Yorker and the countless women who have come forward with accounts of abuse and intimidation against the film producer, the office began an investigation of the company, including an “exhaustive review of company records and emails.”

Harvey has since put out a statement following the news.

“While Mr. Weinstein’s behavior was not without fault, there certainly was no criminality, and at the end of the inquiry it will be clear that Harvey Weinstein promoted more women to key executive positions than any other industry leader and there was zero discrimination at either Miramax or TWC,” the statement reads via attorney Ben Brafman. “If the purpose of the inquiry is to encourage reform throughout the film industry, Mr. Weinstein will embrace the investigation. If the purpose however is to scapegoat Mr. Weinstein, he will vigorously defend himself.”

Check out Variety to read the full filing.

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