The survivors who came forward with sexual misconduct and harassment allegations against disgraced film producer Harvey Weinstein have been awarded a $19 million settlement, the women’s lawyers announced on July 1.
The members of the class-action lawsuit, aided by the New York Attorney General, are now waiting for approval by the bankruptcy and district courts for payments, per Variety.
The accusers who reached this agreement include Louisette Geiss, Sarah Ann Thomas, Melissa Thompson, Melissa Sagemiller, Nannette May, Katherine Kendall, Caitlin Dulany, Larissa Gomes, and a woman referred to as Jill Doe.
As Variety reports, if approved, this settlement wouldn’t only apply to these women. The money will establish a “victims' fund allowing all women who were abused by Harvey Weinstein under certain circumstances to make claims for damages in a confidential and non-adversarial process,” the women’s lawyers said in a press release.
Weinstein is currently serving a 23-year sentence in a New York prison after being found guilty of sexual assault and rape in the third degree.