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Lawyer: Deal close in Weinstein sexual misconduct lawsuits

1 year 6 days 22 hours ago Thursday, May 23 2019 May 23, 2019 May 23, 2019 8:21 PM May 23, 2019 in News - AP National

By MICHAEL R. SISAK and TOM McELROY

NEW YORK (AP) - A tentative deal is close to settling lawsuits brought against the television and film company co-founded by Harvey Weinstein, who has been accused of sexual misconduct by scores of women.

Adam Harris, a lawyer for studio co-founder Bob Weinstein, told a bankruptcy court judge Thursday that "an economic agreement in principal" has been reached.

A person familiar with the negotiations, who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the deal isn't final, said it would be worth $44 million.

More than 15 lawsuits have been filed against Harvey Weinstein or the company. The settlement would cover many of them, including a class action by alleged victims and a suit by the New York attorney general.

Harvey Weinstein also faces criminal charges of rape and performing a forcible sex act.

He denies all allegations of nonconsensual sex.

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