Harvey Weinstein is an American film producer and former film studio executive.
He was the co-founder of Miramax, which produced several popular independent
films including Pulp Fiction, Clerks, The Crying Game, and Sex, Lies,
On October 5, 2017, The New York Times published, "Harvey Weinstein
Paid Off Sexual Harassment Accusers for Decades," their findings
are the results of interviews with Weinstein's current and former
employees, and information found in emails, legal records and internal
documents spanning over three decades.
The Times revealed that Mr. Weinstein has participated in eight settlements
with various victims. Actress and producer Rose McGowan, who was a strong
voice in the fight against Weinstein, is known to be one of the women
who supposedly settled for one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000.00).
Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination that violates Title VII
of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Title VII applies to employers with 15
or more employees, including state and local governments. It also applies
to employment agencies and to labor organizations, as well as to the federal
Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal
or physical conduct of a sexual nature constitute sexual harassment when
this conduct explicitly or implicitly affects an individual's employment,
unreasonably interferes with an individual's work performance, or
creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work environment.
Victims should use any employer complaint mechanism or grievance system
available, and keep any supporting documentation. In her early twenties,
actress Gwyneth Paltrow refused Weinstein’s advances, and confided
in Brad Pitt, her boyfriend at the time. Mr. Pitt confronted Mr. Weinstein,
and soon after, the producer warned Paltrow not to tell anyone else about
his come-on. “I thought he was going to fire me,” Paltrow said.
When the EEOC investigates allegations of sexual harassment, they review
the entire record: the circumstances, such as the nature of the sexual
advances, and the context in which the alleged incidents occurred. A determination
on the allegations is constructed from the facts on a case-by-case basis.
It is unlawful to retaliate against an individual for opposing employment
practices that discriminate based on sex or for filing a discrimination
charge, testifying, or participating in any way in an investigation, proceeding,
or litigation under Title VII.
If you feel you have been the victim of sexual harassment or retaliation,
or if you should have any other questions regarding your employment rights,
please contact Humble Law, LLC’s, Paralegal, Lindsey Ehlman by calling
(205)358-3100 or sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
All calls/emails will be returned within 24 hours.