Harvey WeinsteinIts downfall, while it took years to finally happen, was sudden when it began towards the end of 2017 amid the #MeToo movement. In fact, the movement started in earnest with the charges against the formerly legendary producer who is now behind bars on charges of assault and rape.
As previously reported, Harvey Weinstein was convicted of sexual assault and rape in the early 2000s. As a result, the court sentenced Mr. Weinstein to 23 years in prison, and not long after his conviction and subsequent imprisonment, the producer’s victims waited to decide how they would distribute the money he left behind after The Weinstein’s liquidation. Company.
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According to Hot New Hip Hop, a judge ordered The Weinstein Company’s assets to be liquidated after the producer went to jail and the organization fell apart. It left $ 17 million, and that money will be shared among the former producer’s victims, the outlet reported.
Following the announcement of the asset allocation, the judge issued a statement claiming that it was not up to her to determine which victim would receive more money or whose allegation or story of abuse was worth more money.
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At Judge Mary Walrath’s hearing on January 25, she stated that every reported Weinstein victim “deserves to have a say in affirming the plan.” The statement goes on to say that in order to get their money, they “must agree to release Weinstein from future claims.”
According to Hot New Hip Hop, about 40 different prosecutors agreed with the terms of the settlement in early January of this year.
As noted above, the # MeToo movement started mainly as a result of the allegations against Harvey Weinstein. At the time of his trial, many analysts argued that without Weinstein’s conviction and imprisonment, the point of the movement would be lost.
Weinstein’s case began in 2017 after the New York Times and the New Yorker published lengthy exposures about his behavior, bringing out a cascade of other women about Hollywood and entertainment industry stars.