NY attorney general files civil rights suit against Harvey Weinstein, Weinstein Co

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New York's attorney general has filed a lawsuit against Hollywood movie producer Harvey Weinstein and the Weinstein Co. following an investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct.

The suit also alleges that TWC repeatedly broke NY state law by failing to protect its employees from Weinstein's "unrelenting sexual harassment, intimidation, and discrimination".

Harvey Weinstein can't escape being a media or legal target.

The New York attorney general says that Robert Weinstein, who was aware of his brother's sexual misconduct, allowed Harvey to create a hostile work environment and engage in sexual misconduct, which he was responsible for preventing.

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Mr Schneiderman said in a statement that "neither perpetrators nor enablers will be unjustly enriched" by any sale of the studio and that the sale "must ensure that victims will be compensated". She told the New York Times Weinstein tried to push her down and shove himself on top of her and attempted to expose himself.

Schneider's office says the lawsuit, which can be read below, "is the result of an ongoing four month investigation" into Weinstein and the company he co-founded. Weinstein's drivers in both New York City and Los Angeles were required to keep condoms and erectile dysfunction injections in the auto at all times, according to the NY attorney general's complaint.

In one example, an assistant wrote an email complaint to human resources regarding Weinstein's behavior only to find it forwarded directly to him via email minutes later, according to the suit.

Schneiderman's lawsuit alleges numerous instances of alleged harassment by Weinstein, including claims that multiple groups of Weinstein Company employees were responsible for facilitating Harvey's sexual encounters.