Weinstein Co. to pay sexual abuse victims $17 million

New York (AFP) – A US bankruptcy judge has approved a $17 million payout to dozens of women who accused jailed movie producer Harvey Weinstein of sexual abuse.  Weinstein, 68, was sentenced to 23 years in prison last year after being convicted of rape and sexual assault. Delaware Judge Mary Walrath on Monday agreed to the Weinstein Company’s liquidation plan, which sets aside the payment.  She overruled the objections of several of Weinstein’s victims who complained that the settlement prevented them from pursuing other legal claims. The money will be split between 37 women, meaning they are e…

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