New York state’s attorney general announced on Tuesday that disgraced film producer Harvey Weinstein and his former studio have reached an $18.8 million settlement in a class-action lawsuit by dozens of sexual misconduct accusers, according to Breitbart News.
The deal, if approved by federal judges, would allow accusers to claim from $7,500 to $750,000. “This settlement is the culmination of several years of hard work by survivors who not only initiated the #MeToo movement around Weinstein, but also used their platforms to seek justice for all of those who were afraid to come forward for fear of retaliation in Hollywood,” said attorney Elizabeth A. Fegan.
Weinstein was given a 23-year prison sentence for rape and sexual assault against two women. Accusations by dozens of others gave rise to the #MeToo movement.
“After all the harassment, threats, and discrimination, these survivors are finally receiving some justice,”said Atty. Gen. Letitia James. It’s “a win for every woman who has experienced sexual harassment, discrimination, intimidation, or retaliation by her employer.”