According to a lawsuit filed by the New York attorney general’s office, when Harvey Weinstein hired you, it included enabling his sex life in addition to assisting him in his professional duties.
According to The Washington Post, the suit alleges that Weinstein sexually harassed and humiliated his female employees while insisting that his chauffeurs had enough condoms and erectile dysfunction remedies to handle any sexual challenge.
The document accuses Weinstein of using his staff as virtual pimps who arranged his sex life, where they “essentially [badgered] women who refused or expressed reluctance” to have sex with Weinstein.
Attorney General Eric Schneiderman cited Weinstein’s alleged “vicious and exploitative” behavior that resulted in “egregious violations of New York’s civil rights, human rights, and business laws.” The suit could spell the end of efforts to unload Weinstein’s heavily indebted company: according to the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times, a $500 million deal to sell the company to President Barack Obama’s small business czar Maria Contreras-Sweet fell through after Schneiderman filed suit.
That document contains stunning descriptions of the Weinstein empire from 2005 to 2017 as a workplace with “a pattern of quid pro quo sexual harassment and routine misuse of corporate resources for unlawful ends.”
Employees were allegedly misused as well according to the lawsuit, as Weinstein threatened, “I will kill you, I will kill your family.”
The Weinstein Co. board responded to the lawsuit by indicating it was “disappointed that the New York Attorney General felt it necessary to file today’s complaint” and dismissed it as “inaccurate.”