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New York's AG charges Harvey Weinstein with violating employees' civil rights

In addition to exposing himself to female employees, Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein also told several employees he would kill them and their families, according to a lawsuit filed Sunday by New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman.

Schneiderman charges Weinstein, who attended the University at Buffalo in the 1970s, his brother, Robert Weinstein, and the Weinstein Co., with violating civil rights and numerous state laws. According to the lawsuit, despite many complaints to the company and widespread knowledge of Harvey Weinstein's persistent misconduct, executives and the board of directors repeatedly failed to protect employees or curb the misconduct.

The suit was brought Sunday in light of the reported imminent sale of the Weinstein Co., which Schneiderman believes could leave victims without adequate redress, while delivering a windfall to the perpetrators and enablers.

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