By: By Tim Stelloh, Adam Reiss and Diana Dasrath, TODAY Show
Nine women who sued convicted rapist Harvey Weinstein reached a nearly $19 million settlement Tuesday in the lawsuit that alleged that the disgraced movie mogul was a serial sexual harasser and abuser, their attorneys and officials said.
The settlement, which would create a victims’ fund for women who say they were abused by Weinstein, still needs approval in U.S. District Court in New York City, according to a statement from the law firms FeganScott LLP and Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP.
The suit, filed in November 2017, also accuses former officers and directors of The Weinstein Company of failing to prevent his misconduct.
New York Attorney General Letitia James said an agreement would resolve a suit her office filed two years ago alleging that Weinstein, his younger brother, Robert, and their company maintained a hostile work environment.
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