Judge raises Harvey Weinstein’s bail after court hearing
- Author: Michelle Webb Dec 13, 2019,
Dec 13, 2019, 0:41
However, early next month, Weinstein is scheduled for a criminal trial on charges of sexual assault involving two women, the New York Times reported. Insurance companies representing the Weinstein Company would foot the bill, and the deal, which still requires final approval by a court and all parties, would bring to an end almost every such lawsuit against the producer.
Katherine Kendall, one of the accusers, said she was disappointed with the deal but agreed to it as she did not want to stop other plaintiffs from getting compensation. "I don't know what I can really do".
The litigation is separate from criminal charges that Mr Weinstein faces in NY, where prosecutors have accused him of sexually assaulting two women, one in 2006 and another in 2013.
Harvey Weinstein has come to terms with his female accusers. He rejected prosecution calls to put the disgraced movie mogul in jail over the alleged violation.
Ever since the first accusations were levied against Weinstein, now 67, in late 2017, he has denied any and all accusations, claiming that all sexual interactions with purported accusers were consensual. Then Eric T. Schneiderman, who as state attorney general had sued the studio and the Weinstein brothers and was steering settlement talks, resigned amid allegations that he had abused women.
Looking frail as he shuffled into a pretrial hearing in Manhattan using a walking frame, he had his US$1 million cash bail raised to US$2 million in assets after prosecutors accused him of mishandling his ankle monitor.
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"While this settlement is flawed, we know it represents the hard work of several survivors of Harvey Weinstein". Rotunno said he is expected to have back surgery on Thursday to alleviate pain caused by a auto accident in August. Not a single cent of his own money goes to fixing the lives he allegedly ruined.
The narrow scope of Mr. Weinstein's upcoming criminal trial only heightens the significance of the civil settlement, likely to be the only legal recourse for numerous women who said he abused them. Ultimately, should the deal go through, it will bring nearly every lawsuit against him and TWC to a close.
He is accused of raping a woman in a hotel room in the NY borough in 2013, and of performing a forcible sex act on a second woman in 2006.
Citing his use of private jets, a multi-firm defense team and the sale of five NY properties, Illuzzi-Orbon said Weinstein has "almost unlimited resources" and her request was "not overly burdensome on the defendant".
This combination photo shows some of the actresses listed in alphabetical order, top row from left, Asia Argento, Rosanna Arquette, Jessica Barth, Cara Delevingne, Romola Garai, Judith Godreche, Heather Graham, Angelina Jolie who have made allegations against producer Harvey Weinstein.