The victims by Harvey Weinstein will receive a millionaire figure of compensation for the heavy crimes he committed against a group of women, being considered a victory for them.
As you recalled, several women were abused and harassed while they worked for the company of the now convicted film producer.
That is why they will now receive financial compensation of a total of $ 19 million, according to an agreement released by the New York Attorney General's Office.
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This still must be approved by the bankruptcy courts and the Manhattan district, but it is the result of a lawsuit filed by the Prosecutor's Office in February 2018 against the producer.
Also a collective action presented separately by a group of women who were harassed and assaulted by Weinstein.
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According to the statement, the agreement guarantees that women who experienced a hostile work environment, harassment and gender discrimination while working for the company, have the right to obtain restitution of the fund that has been created for victims, endowed with 19 million dollars.
Harvey Weinstein and the company failed their employees. After all the harassment, threats and discrimination, these survivors finally get some justice, "said James.
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This is how the attorney general assured that the agreement is a victory for all women who have suffered harassment, discrimination, intimidation, or retaliation by their employer.
I thank the brave women who showed up to share their stories with my office. I will always carry their stories in my heart and I will never stop fighting for the right of every person to be able to work without harassment, "he said.
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It is worth mentioning that Weinstein was pleaded guilty in the month of February of criminal s3xual act and rape, in a key verdict for the #MeToo movement, in addition to which he was sentenced on March 11 to 23 years in prison.
Weinstein avoided responding for his actions for decades and it was a powerful moment for us to unite and demand justice, "he said in the statement.