Harvey Weinstein $44 million settlement – okay $25 million

11 December, 2019

The overall settlement — meant to close out the Weinstein Company’s obligations as it works through bankruptcy proceedings — would reportedly “bring to an end” to nearly all sexual harassment and rape lawsuits against Weinstein.
The settlement would be paid by insurance companies representing the Weinstein Company .
More than $12 million of the current deal would cover legal costs for Weinstein and his brother, as well as other ex-members of the Weinstein Company’s board.

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A so-called $44 million “global settlement” announced in May of the claims of dozens of women against Weinstein has seemingly hit the skids after various accusers cried foul over the hefty sums being paid out to lawyers and other reps for the now defunct board of the bankrupt The Weinstein Company.

A now July 15-set hearing in front of U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Mary Walrath in the District of Delaware may see the settlement matter revived in a discussion over the TWC estate appointing law firm Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann as special litigation counsel.


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The money comes from insurance policies.

“We now have an economic agreement in principal that is supported by the plaintiffs, the AG’s office, the defendants and all of the insurers that, if approved, would provide significant compensation to victims, creditors and the estate, and allow the parties to avoid years of costly, time consuming and uncertain litigation on all sides,” Adam Harris, a lawyer for studio co-founder Bob Weinstein, told a bankruptcy court judge in Wilmington, Delaware, on May 23 2019.


Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein has reportedly reached a $44 million settlement with a number of UK and US women over allegations of sexual harassment. Mr Weinstein will pay out £24million in compensation and an additional £11million in legal fees.

The money will be divided between 15 alleged victims and creditors who lost money when Mr Weinstein’s studio collapses following the allegations.

According to the Wall Street Journal the settlement was revealed by Adam Harris, a lawyer to Mr Weinstein’s brother.

Addressing a bankruptcy court in Delaware on Thursday he asserted: “We now have an economic agreement in principle that is supported by the plaintiffs, the New York attorney general’s office, the defendants and all of the insurers.”

[2010 Things that aren’t quite deserving ]

Michelle Williams, Alex Orlovsky, Blue Valentine

Michelle Williams, Alex Orlovsky, Blue Valentine

The party was for “The King’s Speech,” which, like “Blue Valentine,” is distributed by the Weinstein Company. So there Derek Cianfrance was, glass in hand, gamely chatting with every comer. “The film deserves it,” Jennifer Ehle, who plays Myrtle Logue, wife of the speech therapist (Geoffrey Rush) said. “It must be such a pleasure if you’re somebody who has a film that you feel getting it out there won’t embarrass you in any way and you can be proud of it. These people –” she gestured to the various publicists and Weinstein assistants lingering over the mixed nuts at the bar -– “must have to do that all the time for things that aren’t quite deserving of it.”

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