Harvey Weinstein has reportedly settled his sexual assault cases fora whopping $44 million.
According to the New York Times, under the proposed terms of the new deal, about $30 million would go to a pool of plaintiffs that includes alleged victims, creditors of Weinstein’s former studio and some former employees, according to the people briefed on the matter, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the agreement was private.
The balance would go to legal fees for associates of Weinstein, including board members named as defendants in lawsuits.
Weinstein has been accused by over 80 women of sexual misconduct, which are civil crimes and not criminal. The settlement will be seen by many as an admission of guilt. He is still facing criminal charges in New York for allegations of sexual violence against two women. We're not sure whether the settlement bodes well for his upcoming criminal trial.