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Harvey Weinstein reaches controversial tentative settlement with accusers

Harvey Weinstein reaches controversial tentative settlement with accusers

Harvey Weinstein has reached a tentative $US25 million settlement with dozens of his accusers, but the terms of the deal have caused outrage.

Harvey Weinstein reaches controversial tentative settlement with accusers

Lawyers have said a tentative settlement has been reached with women who have accused him of sexual misconduct, with around 30 actresses and ex-employees to share the payout.

The deal has not yet been signed off by all parties, but according to details published by The New York Times, Weinstein would not pay personally.

Instead, the sum would come from insurance firms representing the Weinstein Company.

The agreement also states Weinstein would not admit wrongdoing.

The global deal would end almost all related civil lawsuits against Weinstein and his previous employer.

The $US25 million is part of an overall $US47 million package intended to settle Weinstein’s obligations and those of Weinstein Company.

It’s the second payout to have been revealed after a $US44 million settlement was reported in May, of which $US30 million would have gone to accusers.

The latest tentative settlement won’t affect the criminal case brought against Weinstein by Manhattan prosecutors.

The 67-year-old film mogul faces a criminal trial in January.

Weinstein is accused of raping a woman in a New York hotel room in 2013, and is accused of forcing a second woman into oral sex in 2006.

He denies the charges and has maintained his innocence.

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