The state of New York has filed a lawsuit against The Weinstein Company for “egregious” civil rights violations that include “vicious and exploitative mistreatment of company employees,” the attorney general’s office said.
“The suit, filed today in New York County Supreme Court, includes new and extensive allegations about longtime company CEO Harvey Weinstein’s vicious and exploitative mistreatment of company employees,” the office said in a statement.
“Today’s suit includes numerous employee-victim accounts of sexual harassment, intimidation, and other misconduct,” the statement continues.
“Every New Yorker has a right to a workplace free of sexual harassment, intimidation, and fear.”
The emergence of numerous sexual abuse allegations against Harvey Weinstein has led to nearly 90 women accusing the disgraced movie mogul of sexual crimes ranging from harassment to rape, and sparked a wider scandal across the entertainment and media industries.