A judge in New York has rejected the proposed settlement of a total of $ 18.8 million (about $ 17 million) that would remove all civil claims from alleged Harvey Weinstein victims.

That became clear during a hearing on Tuesday, The Hollywood Reporter writes .

The settlement was proposed in June and was supported by the New York Public Prosecutor. The lawyers of six women who accuse Weinstein of sexual abuse, however, said that they saw nothing in compensation.

The lawyers are particularly concerned that the film producer, who was sentenced to 23 years in prison in March, should not take responsibility for his actions and pay compensation out of pocket due to the settlement. The money would come from insurance companies.

Weinstein has not yet responded to the judge's ruling.

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