Harvey Weinstein threatened to kill employees and their families, according to claims in a new civil-rights lawsuit filed against the now-notorious movie mogul, two brothers Bob Weinstein, and their empire, The Weinstein Company.
Shocking accusations about the alleged serial sexual harasser were submitted in a suit filed by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. The complaint was filed in New York County Supreme Court late Sunday. It alleges stunning violations of the state’s human rights, civil right, and business statutes.
It asserts Weinstein” regularly castigated ladies use gender-based obscenities “– calling female employees “c–t” or “pussy” instead of using their first name when he was angry. In addition to the sexual harassment, bully, and allegations of sexual assault, Weinstein allegedly threatened the well-being of his employees, saying ” I will kill your family ,” and,” You don’t know what I can do .”
Weinstein often boasted about his connection to political figures and said he had” contacts within the Secret Service who are able to take care of difficulties ,” the lawsuit alleges.
The court records likewise claim that the management and committee at the company” were repeatedly presented with credible evidence of[ Weinstein ]’ s sexual harassment” of employees” and his use of corporate employees and resources to facilitate sexual activity with third party .”
In one episode, Weinstein fired a male assistant for being” simply a fucking f—-t son, a stupid fucking f—-t son ,” according to an email complaint sent to human resources about the incident.
According to another formal complaint made to the company’s human-resources department, Weinstein berated a female employee in 2012, threatening to” cut[ her] loins ,” which traumatized her and stimulated her feel” forced out” of her own job. She said in the complaint that the episode made her” severe stress .” Her complaint was allegedly resolved through a deal involving a non-disclosure arrangement.
In addition to the threats, at least three sets of employees were required to help Weinstein stimulate “sexual conquests,” in agreement with the suit.
The company employed one group of female employees whose primary task it was to go with Weinstein to events and “facilitate” his “sexual conquests,” the lawsuit governments. Those women were kept on the payroll in various cities, including London, Los Angeles, and New York. Eyewitness claimed they were called Weinstein’s” wing females .”
The second group was made up of women who” were feel compelled to take various steps to further[ Weinstein ]’ s regular sexual activity, including by contacting’ Pals of Harvey’ and other prospective sex partners via text message or phone or at his direction and preserving space on his calendar for sexual activity .”
Members of this group at various days allegedly had to handle Weinstein’s erectile-dysfunction shots–and even administered the injections. Others had to prepare rooms in his office for sexual activity–and cleaning process after it was over.
The third, predominantly female group of employees responsible for such demeaning study, according to the lawsuit, had to facilitate Weinstein’s sexual activity by meeting with prospective sexual conquests and then following through on the employment opportunities promised by Weinstein afterward.
Women in each of the groups, according to the lawsuit, described a hostile work environment created by all these activities that was demeaning and humiliating.
His assistants, according to the lawsuit, preserved two copies of official documents they called the “Bible,” which detailed Weinstein’s likes and aversions and names that would help organize sexual practice for him.
Weinstein’s motorists, in Los Angeles and New York City, are always said to be required to keep condoms and erectile-dysfunction injections in their cars at all hours.
Schneiderman alleges that Bob Weinstein, who was deeply aware of his brother &# x27; s sex misconduct, did nothing to stop it.
In a press conference on Monday afternoon, Schneiderman said the 4-month investigation uncovered “flagrant” misconduct worse than anything else he’s seen at any other company.
Per The Hollywood Reporter , the suit–which try restitution and damage payments for Weinstein’s alleged victims–will likely lag sales of the company, which was expected to close this weekend. According to The New York Times , the company was foreseeing a bargain that would have brought in $275 million, as well as the presumption of $225 million in debt.
” 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 ,” Schneiderman said in a news release.
” We believe that a fair investigations conducted by Mr. Schneiderman will demonstrate that many of the allegations against Harvey Weinstein are without merit ,” the movie mogul’s lawyer told USA Today , in a statement.” While Mr. Weinstein’s behavior was not without mistake, there surely was no criminality, and at the end of the inquiry it will be clear that Harvey Weinstein promoted more women to key executive postures than any other industry leader and there was zero discrimination at either Miramax or TWC .”
More than 50 females have come forward since October with allegations against Weinstein that include everything from rape to sexual harassment. His alleged victims include starlets like Kate Beckinsale, Rose McGowan, Lupita Nyong’o, Uma Thurman, and Gwyneth Paltrow.