Looks like Rose McGowan isn’t the only one suing Harvey Weinstein.
According to reports, the entire state of New York is suing the disgraced producer and his brother Robert Weinstein following months of sexual assault allegations from women in the industry.
New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has filed a lawsuit against The Weinstein Company, alleging that the company violated many civil rights and human rights, as well as business laws.
“The Weinstein Company was responsible for a years-long gender-based hostile work environment, a pattern of quid pro quo sexual harassment, and routine misuse of corporate resources for unlawful ends that extended from in or about 2005 through at least in or about October 2017,” the lawsuit reads.
The lawsuit states that penalties ranging from $500 to $250,000 should be paid for each law violation, along with sufficient damages for his victims.
“The Weinstein Company repeatedly broke New York law by failing to protect its employees from pervasive sexual harassment, intimidation and discrimination”
“As alleged in our complaint, The Weinstein Company repeatedly broke New York law by failing to protect its employees from pervasive sexual harassment, intimidation and discrimination,” Eric Schneiderman added in a statement.
“Any sale of The Weinstein Company must ensure that victims will be compensated, employees will be protected going forward and that neither perpetrators nor enablers will be unjustly enriched.
“Every New Yorker has a right to a workplace free of sexual harassment, intimidation and fear.”
Harvey Weinstein has yet to respond.