Famed women’s rights lawyer Gloria Allred is pressing The Weinstein Co. to create a “substantial” settlement fund to compensate the 60-some women who claim they were sexually harassed and/or assaulted by the film company’s former co-chairman, Harvey Weinstein.
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October 26, 2017 – In a press conference on Wednesday, Gloria Allred released the name of the latest woman — actress Natassia Malthe — to come forward with allegations of sexual assault against Weinstein, according to the Chicago Tribune. Malthe claims Weinstein raped her in a London hotel room back in 2008.
Allred, who is representing several plaintiffs, claims that at least 50 women have alleged harassment — with at least a half dozen claiming sexual assault — against Weinstein, therefore he should prepare for the fiscal onslaught that is sure to follow.
“It’s time for The Weinstein Co. to put their money where their mouths are,” Allred said. “They made many, many, many millions of dollars while Harvey Weinstein was behaving in the most egregious and reprehensible acts imaginable.”
Connie Leyva, a first term senator from California (D-Chico), has said she will introduce legislation early next year that bans nondisclosure agreements in sexual assault cases, according to Variety.
“We really need to remove the curtain of secrecy about what’s happening,” Leyva said. “Ultimately that’s what hurts victims and enables perpetrators to continue to do this and remain hidden.”
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