Harvey Weinstein Reaches Deal Worth $44M To Settle Sexual Misconduct Lawsuits

Disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein has reached a $ 44 million deal with his sexual misconduct accusers, former studio’s board members, and the New York attorney general’s office.

Although Weinstein denies sexually harassing or abusing over 75 women, sources say the agreement has not been finalized, but will resolve a number of civil lawsuits against him, the Weinstein Co., and his former business associates, Complex reports.

Weinstein will also stand trial in New York next month on criminal charges brought by two women, including rape.

Adam Harris, a lawyer for the studio told a judge that “an economic agreement in principle” had been reached, the Associated Press reports.

He added: “I personally am very optimistic.”

“For the first time, as of yesterday…we now have an economic agreement in principle that is supported by the plaintiffs, the [New York attorney general’s] office, the defendants and all of the insurers,” Harris said.

Via Complex:

The WSJ reports that out of the $ 44 million, $ 30 million will go to the plaintiffs, which include Weinstein’s alleged sexual misconduct victims, former Weinstein Co. employees, and creditors that issued loans to the studio before its 2018 bankruptcy. The remaining $ 14 million will cover the legal fees of Weinstein’s associates, who were listed as co-defendants in the lawsuits. Sources say the payout will come from insurance policies.

The 67-year-old is one of Hollywood’s most prolific producers, having worked on films that have generated over 81 Oscars since 1999. He and his brother Bob founded the Miramax entertainment in the ’70s, but in 2005, they split from the company and founded Weinstein Co.

As noted by the BBC, in 2017, the New York Times published a scathing story detailing decades of allegations of sexual harassment levelled against Harvey.

The outcry led to the #MeToo movement, and as the accusations against him intensified, the Weinstein Co canned Harvey and filed for bankruptcy.

Weinstein is due to go on trial in New York on June 3 on five charges of sexually assaulting two women. If found guilty, he could spend the rest of his life in prison.

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Harvey Weinstein Reaches Deal Worth $44m To Settle Sexual Misconduct Lawsuits

Disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein has reached a $ 44 million deal with his sexual misconduct accusers, former studio’s board members, and the New York attorney general’s office.

Although Weinstein denies sexually harassing or abusing over 75 women, sources say the agreement has not been finalized, but will resolve a number of civil lawsuits against him, the Weinstein Co., and his former business associates, Complex reports.

Weinstein will also stand trial in New York next month on criminal charges brought by two women, including rape.

Adam Harris, a lawyer for the studio told a judge that “an economic agreement in principle” had been reached, the Associated Press reports.

He added: “I personally am very optimistic.”

“For the first time, as of yesterday…we now have an economic agreement in principle that is supported by the plaintiffs, the [New York attorney general’s] office, the defendants and all of the insurers,” Harris said.

Via Complex:

The WSJ reports that out of the $ 44 million, $ 30 million will go to the plaintiffs, which include Weinstein’s alleged sexual misconduct victims, former Weinstein Co. employees, and creditors that issued loans to the studio before its 2018 bankruptcy. The remaining $ 14 million will cover the legal fees of Weinstein’s associates, who were listed as co-defendants in the lawsuits. Sources say the payout will come from insurance policies.

The 67-year-old is one of Hollywood’s most prolific producers, having worked on films that have generated over 81 Oscars since 1999. He and his brother Bob founded the Miramax entertainment in the ’70s, but in 2005, they split from the company and founded Weinstein Co.

As noted by the BBC, in 2017, the New York Times published a scathing story detailing decades of allegations of sexual harassment levelled against Harvey.

The outcry led to the #MeToo movement, and as the accusations against him intensified, the Weinstein Co canned Harvey and filed for bankruptcy.

Weinstein is due to go on trial in New York on June 3 on five charges of sexually assaulting two women. If found guilty, he could spend the rest of his life in prison.

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Supreme is selling a T-shirt dedicated to women who have accused Donald Trump of sexual misconduct

Supreme is selling a T-shirt dedicated to women who have accused Donald Trump of sexual misconduct


Supreme is selling a T-shirt dedicated to women who have accused Donald Trump of sexual misconduct

There is officially less than a week until the 2018 midterm elections on November 6th.  And the clothing brand Supreme is urging people to vote—by reminding followers of Donald Trump’s alleged sexual misconduct. The company’s new “18 & Stormy” T-shirt honors both Stormy Daniels and Trump’s accusers while raising money to get out the vote.

Today, November 1st, Supreme shared the shirt design on its Instagram page. In the post, the brand noted that the tee, designed by Richard Prince, depicts all 18 women who have accused Trump of sexual assault, as well as Stormy Daniels, the adult film star who he has repeatedly attempted to silence.

Supreme added that all proceeds from the “18 & Stormy” shirt will benefit Downtown for Democracy, a political action committee that works to engage artists in the democratic process. The shirt was released on Supreme’s web store today, but it is currently sold out. Once the design is back in stock, purchasing the “18 & Stormy” tee will cost you $ 40.

Supreme isn’t the first brand to fight back against the Trump administration. In June, Lipslut released a pink matte “F*ck Trump” lipstick to help families affected by the federal government’s zero-tolerance immigration policy. And Ben & Jerry’s recently created a flavor called Pecan Resist and donated money to four social justice groups in honor of its release.

Remember: The best way to resist the current administration is by voting, so make sure to cast your ballot in the 2018 midterms.

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Google Paid Android Inventor Andy Rubin $90 Million to Keep Quiet After He Was Credibly Accused of Sexual Misconduct, Report Says

Android’s creator, Andy Rubin, received $ 90 million from Google to resign without fuss after the company found an accusation of forced oral sex by a former girlfriend and Google employee was credible, the New York Times has reported.

Google did not deny the story’s substance to the Times, and its CEO and HR chief told employees in email after the article appeared that 13 senior managers have been fired in the last two years for sexual harassment. None of them, they said, had received an “exit package” paid for agreeing to leave.

A personal spokesperson for Rubin denied the substance of the story to the Times, and said Rubin left of his own accord and did not engage in misconduct, nor have a relationship with a direct report or one that was other than consensual while at Google. Rubin and Google did not reply to requests for comment from Fortune.

The alleged incident that led to Rubin’s departure from Google involved a former romantic partner who worked in the Android division. In 2014 she told Google’s human resources department that, after she was no longer interested in the relationship, she had met with Rubin in a hotel room in 2013, according to the Times. She accused Rubin of then forcing her into oral sex, and she ended the relationship, the report says.

Rubin joined Google in 2005 with the acquisition of Android, a company he had co-founded, to build smarter mobile devices. According to the Times, Rubin engaged in multiple relationships with other Google employees. In 2009, he married one, Rie Rubin.

Rie Rubin filed for divorce May 24, 2017. Court filings show the divorce is not yet final. On Sept. 17, a court ordered Andy Rubin to pay nearly $ 80,000 a month in child support. Many aspects of the proceedings and filings were sealed because of minor children. (Andy Rubin hasn’t spoken publicly of children, and his ex-wife has mentioned them only in passing in an article about a now-closed bakery, and on social media.)

On Oct. 3, 2018, she filed a civil lawsuit against Andy Rubin. The case was temporarily sealed at Andy Rubin’s request on Oct. 11 until a hearing on Dec. 3. Rubin’s attorneys argued, among other points, that “journalists and others will publicize the allegations if allowed to learn of them.”

The Times report maintains that Larry Page, Google’s co-founder, encouraged Rubin within the company and felt Rubin hadn’t received enough compensation for his role in Android. This led to a $ 150 million stock grant issued in Sept. 2014, even after the sexual-assault investigation was underway. The Times reports that it was unclear if Page or the board knew of the investigation when the grant was approved.

However, Rubin was earlier passed over, in 2013, to run a combined Android and Chrome team. Sundar Pichai got the nod instead. Pichai went on to become Google’s CEO when the firm shifted to a holding company structure with Google as a separate division and crown jewel.

After the sexual assault allegation was reportedly found credible by Google, the Times says Page made the decision to push Rubin out. Rubin left in Oct. 2014.

Rubin went on to co-found a venture-capital firm, Playground and later founded a smartphone maker, Essential, which laid off part of its staff a few days ago after disappointing sales of its first phone model.

Rubin was briefly on a leave of absence from Essential after the news site The Information reported on a 2014 complaint at Google that appears to be one of the elements of the Times story. At the time, Rubin said the relationship was consensual and not someone in his managerial area.

The story also documented with named and anonymous sources other incidents of sexual harassment, inappropriate remarks, and relationships that crossed lines of reporting.

Hours after the story appeared, the company’s CEO, Sundar Pichai, sent email to employees that noted 48 people had been terminated in Google in the last two years, “including 13 who were senior managers and above,” and that none received an exit package. The email was co-signed by Google’s HR chief, Eileen Naughton.

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