Statement From Attorney General Schneiderman

News from Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 19, 2018

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STATEMENT FROM ATTORNEY GENERAL SCHNEIDERMAN

NEW YORK – New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman released the following statement, upon The Weinstein Company’s announcement that it will release victims of and witnesses to Harvey Weinstein’s sexual misconduct from non-disclosure agreements:

“This is a watershed moment for efforts to address the corrosive effects of sexual misconduct in the workplace. The Weinstein Company’s agreement to release victims of and witnesses to sexual misconduct from non-disclosure agreements – which my office has sought throughout this investigation and litigation – will finally enable voices that have for too long been muzzled to be heard.

My office will continue to fight for victims’ best interests throughout the bankruptcy proceedings, and engage with all parties, including The Weinstein Company and Lantern, in an ongoing effort to advance the principles we set forward when we filed our complaint: ensuring that victims are compensated, employees are protected moving forward, and perpetrators and enablers of abuse are not unjustly enriched. We welcome the parties’ efforts to preserve jobs and pursue justice for victims.

Our lawsuit against The Weinstein Company, Bob Weinstein, and Harvey Weinstein remains active and our investigation is ongoing.”