Both the attorney general's office and a spokesperson for Weinstein refused to comment on Friday. "I personally am very optimistic, given everything the parties have been through to date that this is the right solution".
The settlement would cover many of them, including a class action by alleged victims that accuses the film company of operating like an organized crime group to hide widespread sexual harassment and assaults. That's the goal of the meditations that began previous year anyway, but it's also possible that one or more of the suits would end up being excluded from any agreed upon settlement.
Harvey Weinstein after a hearing in State Supreme Court on April 26 in New York City.
He will still be facing criminal charges for allegedly raping a woman and forcing another to perform oral sex on him.
The settlement has nothing to do with the criminal case.
The proposed deal struck in a DE bankruptcy court on Thursday would see more than $14 million of the settlement allotted to defendants' legal fees and $8 million to plaintiffs' legal fees, forcing alleged victims of the Hollywood producer to split whatever is left.
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The deal, if finalized, would resolve a civil rights lawsuit filed by the NY attorney general's office a year ago that accuses Weinstein Co's executives and board of failing to protect employees from a hostile work environment and Weinstein's sexual misconduct, the Journal reported. Any settlement would need to be approved by the courts.
In total, the films he worked on have generated over 81 Oscars since 1999 and founded the Miramax entertainment company in the 1970s, which initially focused on art-house films.
The Hollywood producer behind such Oscar-winning hits as "Shakespeare in Love", "Chicago" and "The King's Speech" faces accusations from more than 80 women who allege harassment and assault, including actresses Ashley Judd, Rose McGowan and Annabella Sciorra. A trial in that case has been scheduled for September.
Harvey Weinstein admitted to offering women acting jobs in exchange for sex, claiming "everybody does it". He has pleaded not guilty to all charges and vigorously denied all of the allegations of rape. "I'm just like you, because what happened to me behind the scenes happens to all of us in this society, and that can not stand".