Slowly But Surely, the Courts Are Coming for Harvey Weinstein
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Slowly But Surely, the Courts Are Coming for Harvey Weinstein

Disgraced-media-mogul-in-chief Harvey Weinstein may get his legal comeuppance thanks to a raft of legal investigations and court cases filed over the past several months in London, New York, and Los Angeles.

The latest cases to hit Weinstein come from the Beverly Hills Police Department, which recently submitted two investigations to the LA County District Attorney’s office for review. This is the first time prosecutors with the L.A Office have taken up cases against him. No details are available regarding the nature of the investigations, or whether the D.A.’S office will file charges, reports Variety.

The LA Times reports that since the publication of crushing exposés in the New York Times and the New Yorker, more than 80 women have come forward with stories of sexual mistreatment by Weinstein.

In the UK, Scotland Yard has launched an investigation with the bizarre codename “Operation Kaguyak” to probe allegations brought forward by eight different women, reports VarietyAnd in late November, a British woman lodged a civil claim against Weinstein, seeking $400,000 in damages for alleged sexual assaults that she says took place in 2000.

In early December, six women brought a class action suit against Harvey Weinstein, Miramax, and the Weinstein Company and its board members. Vanity Fair reports the lawsuit claims Weinstein and his companies worked together to cover up the producer’s behavior in what amounts to 12 different criminal activities.

“Harvey Weinstein is a predator,” the women write in the suit. “Bob knew it. The board knew it. The lawyers knew it. The private investigators knew it. Hollywood knew it. We knew it. Now the world knows it.”

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