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Harvey Weinstein to settle with accusers for $44m

Film producer Harvey Weinstein and his former studio's board members have reached a tentative deal with women who accuse him of sexual misconduct. Lawyers said the settlement to resolve civil lawsuits and compensate alleged victims was worth about $44m, according to BBC report. 
 
Mr Weinstein denies sexually harassing or abusing over 75 women. He will stand trial in New York in June on criminal charges brought by two women, including rape.
 
Adam Harris, a lawyer for the studio co-founder Bob Weinstein told a judge that "an economic agreement in principle" had been reached, 
The 67-year-old is one of Hollywood's most famous producers and has worked on a number of award-winning films, including Shakespeare in Love, The King's Speech and The Artist.
 
In October 2017, the New York Times published a story detailing decades of allegations of sexual harassment against Harvey Weinstein.
 
Actresses Rose McGowan and Ashley Judd were among the first women to come forward.
 
The accusations include forcing women to massage him and watch him naked. He also allegedly promised to help some women advance their careers in return for sexual favours.


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