Ben Brafman, the lawyer of Harvey Weinstein, has written a statement responding to the lawsuit that the attorney general of the state of New York, Eric Schneiderman, has filed against The Weinstein Company and the brothers Weinstein.
“We believe that an honest investigation of mr. Schneiderman will demonstrate that many of the allegations Harvey Weinstein is unfounded. Although the conduct of mr Weinstein is not without fault, there is absolutely no question of crime and, ultimately, the research will show that he has more women in high positions has dropped more than any other boss. Also, there was no evidence of discrimination at both Miramax and The Weinstein Company. If the reform of the film industry the purpose of this study, embraces mr. Weinstein this from the heart. However, if the goal is him as a scapegoat to put down, he will do away with man and power to defend.”
Scheiderman said in a statement that The Weinstein Company insufficient action has been taken after complaints about Weinstein had entered. The company broke according to Schneiderman repeatedly the law by employees are not to protect against “sexual harassment, harassment and discrimination.” The attorney-general intends that the proceeds from the possible sale of the company is used to victims to compensate.
Dozens of women have Weinstein accused of sexual misconduct, denies himself in all keys in all of them to have sex forced. By the allegations against the well-known Hollywood producer won the hashtag #MeToo last year, quickly gained notoriety. There are negotiations for The Weinstein Company to sell to investors, but according to insiders is to be shut down because of the lawsuit.