Eric Schneiderman filed the civil rights suit against the Weinstein Company, claiming it repeatedly broke NY law by failing to protect its employees from pervasive sexual harassment, intimidation and discrimination.
"As alleged in our complaint, The Weinstein Company repeatedly broke NY law by failing to protect its employees from pervasive sexual harassment, intimidation, and discrimination", Schneiderman said in a prepared statement.
In a statement released today, Schneiderman said The Weinstein Company repeatedly broke NY law "by failing to protect its employees from pervasive sexual harassment, intimidation, and discrimination".
Schneiderman said the sale was "imminent" and that it could go through without giving Weinstein victims a chance to be properly compensated.
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The lawsuit could block the sale of the company.
The lawsuit presents an obstacle for ex-Obama administration official Maria Contreras-Sweet's bid for the company. The suit references the Weinstein Company's COO, but does not use Glasser's name.
Weinstein's drivers in Los Angeles and NY were required to keep condoms and erectile dysfunction injections in the auto at all times, papers charge.
The 38-page complaint features a litany of abuses at the company by co-founder and former co-CEO Harvey Weinstein, who has been accused of sexual assault and misconduct by dozens of women since last fall. The suit alleges that the COO failed to protect the company's employees. When the employee said no, he cajoled, badgered and insisted until she relented and, against her wishes, submitted to massaging him out of fear of employment-based retaliation.