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Court date set in Harvey Weinstein lawsuit against The Weinstein Company

Harvey Weinstein is headed to court next year (18) in his battle with bosses at The Weinstein Company.
The disgraced movie producer stepped down as a board member at the production company he co-founded with his brother Bob Weinstein after he was accused of sexual harassment and abuse by over 30 women following eye-opening exposes in The New York Times and New Yorker.
Last month (Oct17), Weinstein filed a lawsuit against executives at the company after it emerged authorities in London, New York, and Los Angeles were investigating sex crime complaints from a number of women.
The 65-year-old is seeking documents that could aid his defence and protect company bosses from liability in any of the potential criminal or civil cases that could arise from the investigations. He also wants the documents for his wrongful termination case against the company, which is in confidential arbitration, according to Reuters.
Weinstein is requesting all of his emails and full employment file in the lawsuit, which was launched in Delaware’s Court of Chancery. A judge has set a trial date for January (18) explaining it is “in no one’s interest” to let it drag on.
Weinstein has admitted to engaging in inappropriate behaviour, but has denied many other allegations against him, including sex abuse and rape.

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