Disgraced producer, Harvey Weinstein, filed a lawsuit against The Weinstein Company on the 26th of October, Thursday. According to Us Weekly, the purpose of the suit is to obtain records that will exonerate Harvey from the mounting allegations against him.
Harvey believes that the email account which he used the entire time working for the Weinstein Company will have information “exonerating him, and therefore the company, from claims that may be asserted against him or the Company.”
One of the most vocal women who spoke out against Weinstein includes Ashley Judd, who you can see below:
According to the report, the producer’s access to the email account was blocked by executives after they let him go from his position. After The New York Times published their exposé on the 5th of October which details thirty years of harassment, other chairpeople at the organization didn’t have a choice but to distance themselves from Harvey.
The New Yorker came out with an additional report on the 11th of October claiming that the number of women is now much higher, sitting at sixty.
In the suit Harvey filed today, his attorney’s argue for the necessity of acquiring the files which detail all of the personnel whom with he has worked.
Additionally, Weinstein is asking the judge to expedite the process due to the internal investigation levied against him because of Dominique Huett’s $5 million lawsuit.
Also, Attorney General, Eric Schneiderman of New York City launched a civil rights probe against the former Weinstein Company employee. As you may already know, Harvey unequivocally denied all of the accusations.
Some of the most famous women to accuse the Hollywood executive of rape, harassment, and intimidation, includes Gwyneth Paltrow, Asia Argento, Rose McGowan, and many others. Since the case broke open, a nationwide discussion about sexual assault began.