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Statement From Director Of Communications And Senior Counsel Eric Soufer On The Weinstein Company

News from Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 26, 2018

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STATEMENT FROM DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS AND SENIOR COUNSEL ERIC SOUFER ON THE WEINSTEIN COMPANY

NEW YORK – Director of Communications and Senior Counsel Eric Soufer released the following statement:

“Over the past two weeks, we had very productive discussions with both parties about accomplishing the Attorney General’s goals of compensating victims, protecting employees, and rooting out those who enabled years of sexual abuse at the Weinstein Company. We are disappointed that despite a clear path forward on those issues—including the buyer’s commitment to dedicate up to $90 million to victim compensation and implement gold-plated HR policies—the parties were unable to resolve their financial differences. We will continue to pursue justice for victims in the event of the company’s bankruptcy, and our investigation into the pattern of egregious abuse by Harvey Weinstein and his enablers is ongoing.”