JUDGE RE­JECTS US$19M HAR­VEY WE­IN­STEIN DEAL WITH ACCUSERS

Fiji Sun - - SHOWBIZ -

Los An­ge­les: A US$19 mil­lion (FJ$ 40.89m) set­tle­ment be­tween Har­vey We­in­stein and some of his accusers and the state of New York was re­jected on Tues­day by a judge.

US District Judge Alvin K. Heller­stein in Man­hat­tan said We­in­stein’s accusers in the pro­posed class-ac­tion set­tle­ment were too var­ied to be grouped to­gether. Three lawyers for sev­eral women who had op­posed the deal praised what they de­scribed as Heller­stein’s swift re­jec­tion of a onesided pro­posal.

“We have been say­ing for over a year and a half that the set­tle­ment terms and con­di­tions were un­fair and should never be im­posed on sex­ual as­sault sur­vivors,” the lawyers wrote in a state­ment re­leased by one of the at­tor­neys, Dou­glas Wig­dor.

Har­vey We­in­stein.

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