NY state files lawsuit against Weinstein and Co

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New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman filed a lawsuit Sunday against The Weinstein Company (TWC), Harvey Weinstein and Bob Weinstein for alleged state civil rights violations.

"As alleged in our complaint, The Weinstein Company repeatedly broke NY law by failing to protect its employees from pervasive sexual harassment, intimidation and discrimination", said Schneiderman.

"As alleged in our complaint, The Weinstein Company repeatedly broke NY law by failing to protect its employees from pervasive sexual harassment, intimidation, and discrimination", state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said in court papers.

This lawsuit would not block the sale, but the A.G.'s office would be able to file a temporary restraining order blocking it within 30 days of the sale contract being signed.

He has been accused of sexual harassment or abuse by more than 60 women.

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The Attorney General's lawsuit alleges that company executives and board members repeatedly failed to protect employees from their then-CEO's unrelenting sexual harassment, intimidation, and discrimination.

The NYPD is also investigating rape allegations against Harvey Weinstein.

"To work for Harvey Weinstein was to work under a persistent barrage of gender-based obscenities, vulgar name-calling, sexualized interactions, threats of violence, and a workplace general hostile to women", according to court papers. The suit references the Weinstein Company's COO, but does not use Glasser's name.

A Weinstein attorney did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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