Women who sued Weinstein for sexual misconduct settle for nearly $19 million

Nine women who sued convicted rapist Harvey Weinstein reached a nearly $19 million settlement Tuesday in the lawsuit that alleged that the disgraced movie mogul was a serial sexual harasser and abuser, their attorneys and officials said.

The settlement, which would create a victims’ fund for women who say they were abused by Weinstein, still needs approval in U.S. District Court in New York City, according to a statement from the law firms FeganScott LLP and Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP….

Lawyers for six other women who have also accused Weinstein of sexual misconduct called the settlement a “complete sellout,” saying in a statement that it doesn’t hold Weinstein or people who knew about allegations of misconduct accountable.

“We are completely astounded that the Attorney General is taking a victory lap for this unfair and inequitable proposal, and on behalf of our clients, we will be vigorously objecting in court,” said the lawyers for those women, Douglas H. Wigdor and Kevin Mintzer.