Harvey Weinstein Accusers Gets Chance To Vote For The Settlement
Harvey Weinstein's case has the latest update. The court has provided an opportunity for the women who claimed against the disgraced mogul to vote for the proposed settlement. The latest accept or reject voting right will allow the women accusers to decide before Dec. 18 if they want to go ahead with the proposal or not.
Judge Mary F. Walrath, U.S. Bankruptcy, approved on Nov. 17 the disclosure statement along with the procedures to the respective women that will act as their response to the settlement. Meanwhile, there is a health update of Weinstein from the prison that the convicted and disgraced producer who is serving his 23-year-old sentence has a fever.
The 68-year-old producer is in New York's prison at Wende Correctional Facility in Erie County. His representative, Juda Engelmayer, revealed that Weinstein had been monitored closely amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Although Engelmayer hasn't confirmed if the producer has been tested positive or not, while Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had listed fever being one of the most common symptoms, and Weinstein's age group can easily contract the virus.
"We are working with the (New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision) and the excellent team at Wende CF to ensure Weinstein receives the proper medical attention he needs," Engelmayer said.
Although this is not the first time when Weinstein's health has gone bad in prison, Engelmayer noted on Nov. 17 that the producer's recent fever is not a surprise as he is dealing with numerous conditions, including spinal stenosis, high blood pressure, and a heart condition.
After being sentenced for the criminal sexual act and third-degree rape at the start of the year, Weinstein complained about high blood pressure because he was immediately taken to the hospital. In fact, the film producer of movies such as Shakespeare in Love, Scary Movie, and The Aviator used a walker during his trial duration.
However, the settlement includes an $8.4 million trust settlement towards bankruptcy, $17 million for sexual misconduct, and $9.7 million for former representatives used for defense costs. Given that, the claims examiner is going to review each filed case along with its statements and supported document before giving a "point award."
These points will determine the amount of money every accuser will get. Once the claim on the settlement is made, every accuser has the right to vote whether they want to discharge Weinstein from the claims or continue.