N.Y. Attorney General Lambasts Weinstein Co.’s “Despicable” Conduct

A lawsuit by the AG's office was filed as negotiations for a sale of TWC to an investor group led by Maria Contreras-Sweet were nearing completion.
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman

The day after filing an expansive human rights lawsuit against The Weinstein Co., New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman elaborated on his office’s four-month investigation into the company, which he said uncovered “a pervasive pattern of sexual harassment, intimidation, discrimination and abuse.”

The AG emphasized that the crux of the investigation focused on TWC as a whole, not just disgraced mogul Harvey Weinstein.

“We have never seen anything as despicable as what we’ve seen here,” Schneiderman said during a Monday press conference.

In the complaint filed Sunday in New York state court, Schneiderman claims Weinstein engaged in a litany of “vicious and exploitative” behavior, including threatening to kill employees, directing women to facilitate his sexual conquests and engaging in quid pro quo sexual harassment — and alleges that the company enabled the conduct.

“The board and management…

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