Judge rejects tentative $19M Weinstein deal with accusers


In the New York case involving the downfall of another once powerful men convicted of sex crimes, A federal judge is rejecting a proposed settlement in the class action suit against Harvey Weinstein and the now imprisoned producers former film company. Under the agreement, nearly $19 million fund would be created for Weinsteins accusers. NPR's Andrew Limbong reports. Some women say it's not enough. The deal was originally announced last month, and it would have let Harvey Weinstein accusers claim anywhere between 7500 to $750,000 in damages. A statement from Attorney Douglas Wigdor, whose firm represents six plaintiffs in the case, said they were pleased the judge rejected the deal. Quote We have been saying for over a year and 1/2 that the settlement terms and conditions were unfair and should never be imposed on sexual assault survivors. Adding. We look forward to pursuing justice against Harvey Weinstein and his many enablers wants in himself, is currently serving a 23 year sentence after being convicted of rape and sexual abuse. Andrew Limbong NPR news

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