Ex-producer Harvey Weinstein has seen 37 women agree to a compensation agreement following rape and sexual assault charges brought against him.

Only facts alleged to have occurred after June 2005 could be taken into account.

A Delaware judge validated the compensation plan for the alleged victims of ex-film producer Harvey Weinstein, which 37 of them accepted, for a global envelope of $ 17 million.

The agreement, validated on Monday, represents a new important step in the judicial follow-up to the Weinstein case, born of revelations from the New York Times in October 2017, and which sparked the #MeToo movement.


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Charges of 45 women in total

Creditors' attorneys for the Harvey Weinstein Company, the production company of the former Hollywood mogul, have ruled admissible the charges of 45 women in total.

Only facts alleged to have occurred after June 2005 could be taken into account.

Dozens of women have publicly claimed to have been harassed or sexually assaulted before that date.

Under the terms of the agreement, alleged victims who agree to drop any further charges will receive their full share.

Those who accept the deal but do not waive legal action will only get a quarter.


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23 years in prison

The 8 women who did not accept the terms of the agreement validated by the judge of the federal bankruptcy court of Delaware will be able to sue the ex-producer later.

Several victims or their lawyers had publicly denounced the terms of this agreement, considered very insufficient.

At the end of his criminal trial in New York, the former pope of independent cinema has already been sentenced to 23 years in prison for rape and sexual assault.

He has indicated that he intends to appeal.

The 68-year-old co-creator of studio Miramax, in poor health, is now being held in a prison in upstate New York.

He was also charged in Los Angeles with rape and sexual assault of five women, charges carrying 140 years in total.

Harvey Weinstein has never admitted to having sexually assaulted or raped a woman, referring only to consensual sex.