The token black dresses were a pretty show of solidarity. Until Harvey Weinstein. The producer is said to have agreed to a tentative deal with more than 30 alleged victims from the US, Canada, the UK and Ireland. If approved, it could bring to an end most of the civil lawsuits against him, the New York Times reports. A decision on the proposed settlement needs to be agreed by the courts and certain individuals involved. Once approved, the payments would reportedly be made by insurance companies handling the bankruptcy of the Weinstein Company. Weinstein is accused of raping a woman in a New York hotel room in and forcibly performing oral sex on another woman at his home in Manhattan in Additionally, he is also charged with two counts of predatory sexual assault, one count of criminal sexual act in the first degree and one count each of first-degree rape and third-degree rape. If you've got a celebrity story, video or pictures get in touch with the Metro. Follow Metro.
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Lysette Anthony, 54, is the only British actress to speak out publicly about Weinstein. Last year she accused the year-old producer of raping her at her west London home in the late s. Weinstein, who Miss Anthony first met in New York in , allegedly turned up at her flat one morning and forced himself on her. He has denied all allegations of non-consensual sex. But people should ask themselves a very simple question: Why am I the only actress in Britain who has had the guts to use her name? Why the silence? The shame over years of degradation was enough to make me contemplate suicide at one point. A friend had to talk me down. The actress, who has had a long film, TV and stage career and currently appears in the soap Hollyoaks, has given a statement to the Metropolitan Police.
By Sara Dorn. It was in the morning I only had a gown on. He pushed me against my coat rack and he raped me. He was heavy and fat and I was trying to get him off and I was giving up.
By Rory Tingle For Mailonline. A Hollyoaks star who says she was raped by Harvey Weinstein today praised the US victims who helped bring him to justice as he faces further abuse claims from women in the UK. The disgraced Hollywood producer, 67, who faces dying in prison after a New York jury convicted him of rape and sexual assault, faces a series of allegations he abused women in London during his regular visits there over the last four decades. She added to The Guardian : 'The important thing here is that these women have been believed — that is a hugely positive message to send to anyone who has been a victim of sexual assault. All credit to the jury for seeing the truth of the situation. Jill Greenfield, who is representing six women in civil claims against Weinstein with the London firm Fieldfisher, called his conviction 'fantastic news' and a 'relief for everybody'. Greenfield said British police are still investigating the claims against Weinstein in London. Weinstein's former British assistant, Rowena Chiu, who accused Weinstein of rape, called yesterday's conviction 'partial justice' and said she was 'staggered' it took so long to achieve the outcome. Weinstein was convicted by a New York jury of sexually assaulting former production assistant Mimi Haleyi in his apartment in and raping aspiring actress Jessica Mann in a hotel room in He faces up to 29 years in prison.