NEW YORK: A US personal bankruptcy decide has accepted a $17 million payout to dozens of gals who accused jailed movie producer Harvey Weinstein of sexual abuse.
Weinstein, 68, was sentenced to 23 a long time in jail past 12 months just after becoming convicted of rape and sexual assault.
Delaware Choose Mary Walrath on Monday agreed to the Weinstein Firm’s liquidation plan, which sets aside the payment.
She overruled the objections of various of Weinstein’s victims who complained that the settlement prevented them from pursuing other legal statements.
The revenue will be split between 37 females, this means they are just about every probable to obtain 6-determine sums.
Lawyers symbolizing some victims experienced previously denounced the proposed settlement as insufficient.
8 accusers who turned down the settlement will be ready to sue the ex-Hollywood mogul afterwards.
Weinstein was located guilty in February 2020 of a felony sexual act in the to start with degree and rape in the 3rd degree in a landmark verdict for the #MeToo motion.
His sentence capped a amazing downfall for the “Pulp Fiction” producer who was accused of decades of vile predatory habits by virtually 90 girls, such as Angelina Jolie and Salma Hayek.
The Weinstein Company declared personal bankruptcy in March 2018 after the avalanche of promises. Lantern Cash, later renamed Spyglass Media Group, acquired its property for $289 million.
Weinstein is also awaiting trial in Los Angeles on rape and sexual assault costs involving five women.