Warnings about Weinstein went unheeded by Team Hillary


A group of women who have accused Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment and abuse filed a class action lawsuit against the producer, his company Miramax and their board members for what they allege is organized criminal behavior to cover up Weinstein's actions for years.

The defendants, the women said in a statement, "colluded together to perpetuate and hide Weinstein's widespread sexual harassment and assaults".

Six women sued Weinstein in NY on Wednesday, seeking to represent a class of "dozens, if not hundreds" of women who say they were assaulted. "We look forward to holding Harvey Weinstein, the Weinstein Company, and all other responsible parties, accountable for the trauma and harm inflicted on Ms. Rehal", Harrison said.

Among the defendants named in the civil suit include New York Knicks owner James Dolan and Milwaukee Bucks co-owner Marc Lasry.

Dolan and other The Weinstein Co. board members knew of "Weinstein's pattern and practice of predatory sexual conduct toward women from his personal relationship with Weinstein and his position as a director" of the company, court papers claimed.

He is understood to have sought help from therapists but denies allegations of non-consensual sex.

This combination photo shows public figures who have commented on the sexual harassment allegations against Harvey Weinstein, (from L-R) George Clooney, Jennifer Lawrence, Jessica Chastain, Lena Dunham, Hillary Clinton, Emmy Rossum, Meryl Streep and Michael Keaton. Dolan had quit the board earlier, in 2016 after falling out with Weinstein. Dolan's spokesperson told ESPN, "We just received the complaint and are now reviewing".

Brown told the Times she advised another Clinton operative that she was hearing "that Harvey's sleaziness with women had escalated since I left Talk in 2002 and [Clinton] was unwise to be so closely associated with him". After Mr. Clinton faced impeachment in the Monica Lewinsky scandal, he donated $10,000 to Mr. Clinton's legal defense fund. Mr. Weinstein was a fund-raiser and informal adviser during Mrs. Clinton's 2000 Senate campaign, a guest in her hotel suite when she won and a host of an A-list victory party. "I never knew about those discussions or any of the revelations until they began to surface publicly, and I resigned two days later". So in March previous year, Ms. Dunham, a vocal Clinton supporter, said she warned the campaign. CNN was unable to reach Ziff.