New York prosecutors file a lawsuit against Weinstein Company

Last Updated: Feb 12 2018 18:51

New York prosecutors filed a lawsuit against The Weinstein Company, asserting that the studio failed to protect staff from Harvey Weinstein.

The film producer is facing dozens of accusations of sexual abuse, including rape, but denies non-consensual sex.

The lawsuit claims Weinstein abused female employees and made verbal threats to kill staff members.

A lawyer for Weinstein said that a "fair investigation" would show that many of the accusations were without merit.

In a statement to Deadline, the Weinstein Company's board of directors said- "Many of the allegations relating to the board are inaccurate and the board looks forward to bringing the facts to light as part of its ongoing commitment to resolve this difficult situation in the most appropriate way."