The civil suit alleges that the company’s executives and board repeatedly failed to protect employees from Weinstein, attorney general Eric Schneiderman said in a statement.
Harvey Weinstein, co-founder of the studio Miramax, was one of the most influential men in Hollywood before more than 70 women accused him of sexual misconduct, including rape.
Hollywood has long had a problem with diversity. But thanks to services like Netflix, women have found a place for their stories, compelling Tinseltown to change.
In India and around the world, 2017 was a tumultuous year for feminism. A look at the watershed moments:
With the Aziz Ansari story sparking nuanced conversations across the world, India must introspect on consent both inside and outside of a marriage.
The studio continues to grapple with the fallout of sexual harassment allegations against its former co-chairman Harvey Weinstein.
A Reuters review of federal court cases filed between 2006 and 2016 revealed hundreds containing sexual harassment allegations where companies used common civil litigation tactics to keep potentially damning information under wraps.
From global campaigns about sexual abuse to on-screen entertainment with fun takes on gender roles, 2017 helped confirm to women worldwide that they’re not alone.
The last year was cathartic, but also traumatic, with plenty to offer for both hope and dejection.
Misogyny is particularly vicious when combined with majoritarian nationalism.
The disgraced film producer contracted the Israeli firm Black Cube to spy on his accusers.
Allegations of harassment have been made against lawmakers in several parties, but the growing scandal is particularly damaging for May who cannot afford to lose any more parliamentary seats while trying to negotiate a Brexit deal.
Theresa May was forced to appoint Gavin Williamson after her ally Michael Fallon quit.
How much emphasis can be laid on due process when the lived realities of many women are so ghastly?
Hollywood’s sexual predation scandals are just the tip of the iceberg. One in three women worldwide has been physically or sexually assaulted, and many girls’ first sexual experience is forced.
Former US President George H.W. Bush apologized through a spokesman on Wednesday for what an actress described as a sexual assault but which Bush said was intended as a friendly pat and a joke to put her at ease during a picture-taking session.
A list on Facebook naming alleged sexual harassers among South Asian academics has divided Indian feminists.
Public-facing feminism can often be a superficial distraction from systemic sexism.
Across the world, the film and TV industry – Weinstein’s domain – continues to foist outdated gender roles upon viewers.
Women have decided that they will no longer be silent, they will reclaim spaces and own their voices, and most importantly they will stand with each other in camaraderie.
This week: a discussion on liberal acquiescence to sexual harassment in India, Harvey Weinstein’s power and a Twitter take-down of a popular bar.
If everyone in Hollywood – or any other industry – started renouncing peers for sexual misconduct, how many would be left standing?