Media: the Harvey Weinstein settles with dozens of women

The former Hollywood producer who is accused of rape, must pay $ 25 million in settlements. Harvey Weinstein and the board of directors in his fallitramte fil

Media: the Harvey Weinstein settles with dozens of women

The former Hollywood producer who is accused of rape, must pay $ 25 million in settlements.

Harvey Weinstein and the board of directors in his fallitramte filmstudium has reached agreement on a settlement with the dozens of women who have accused the former Hollywood producer of sexual assault.

the Settlement is in an initial amount of 25 million u.s. dollars (about 168 million). It writes The New York Times.

the Settlement involves nearly all of the civil litigation from the film actors and former employees of the Weinstein completed.

the Allegations against Weinstein included both milder degree of sexual harassment to completed rape. The New York Times writes that the Weinstein as a result of the settlement is exempt from having to admit fault, mistakes and offences.

Insurance companies, which was linked to the former Weinstein Co. studio, pay the amount, which the parties have agreed on.

the Amount included in the settlement, constitute a good half of an amount of 47 billion u.s. dollars, which shall cover all the commitments, writes The New York Times, which refers to the six lawyers.

the Settlement is separate from a criminal case against Weinstein in New York city. Here, the prosecution will prosecute him for sexual assault on two women - one in 2006 and the second in 2013.

A trial will begin on 6. January 2020, and Weinstein is facing a life sentence if he is found guilty of all charges presented against him.

A new accusation of sexual assault have been made against him prior to trial.

the Prosecution presented earlier this month documents showed that it will seek to raise new charges, so nævningene in the case will hear testimony from a third woman. She claims that Weinstein raped her in 1993.

According to u.s. media, the case involves allegations by the actor Annabella Sciorra.

Sciorra was with to put the time in the comprehensive Meto-movement in the autumn of 2017. Here she told to the magazine, The New Yorker, that she was raped by Weinstein in his apartment in Manhattan in 1993.

Sciorra's not going to appear as the victim in the case, when the alleged rape happened too far back in time.

the 59-year-old Annabella Sciorra is best known for his role in the popular american drama series "The Sopranos".

The 67-year-old filmmaker Harvey Weinstein is released after having paid bail.

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Updated Date: 11 December 2019, 22:00

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