Harvey Weinstein

Harvey Weinstein to reach $44 million settlement for alleged sexual misconduct

In this image, Harvey walks in a tie surrounded by police.
Weinstein leaves the New York Supreme Court on April 26, 2019. Photo: Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images

Harvey Weinstein has reached a "tentative" $44 million settlement alongside his former studio's board members encompassing lawsuits alleging sexual misconduct from more than 80 women, the New York Times reports.

Why it matters: While Weinstein is facing criminal action on rape charges, much of his alleged sexual misconduct involved harassment, which is solved via civil matters such as these lawsuits. As the Times notes, "[T]he details of any settlement — such as whether it includes an admission of wrongdoing by Mr. Weinstein — would carry significant symbolism."

Harvey Weinstein's sexual assault case will move forward

Harvey weinstein with his attorney
Harvey Weinstein arrives at court hearing Thursday. Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

A New York City judge ruled that a criminal prosecution on several charges of sexual assault against former Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein will move forward, the Los Angeles Times reports.

What's new: Weinstein appeared in court Thursday to have his charges exonerated, but prosecutors said there's ample evidence to bring his case to trial. Defense attorney Ben Brafman said Weinstein is "obviously disappointed" the charges were not dismissed. The next hearing is scheduled for March 7.

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