Ses procès en civil réglés par un accord financier — Affaire Harvey Weinstein

25 Mai, 2019, 02:54 | Auteur: Christine Menetries
  • Harvey Weinstein va débourser 44 millions de dollars

L'accord n'est pas encore signé que déjà il fait la Une de plusieurs médias américains. Selon les affirmations du New York Times et du Wall Street Journal, le producteur américain déchu va régler ses poursuites au civil par un accord financier dont le montant aurait été fixé à 44 millions de dollars. L'accord amiable couvrirait aussi la procédure entamée par le procureur de l'Etat de New York, Eric Schneiderman, auquel a succédé depuis Letitia James. Ces suites judiciaires englobent donc les faits de harcèlement et harcèlement sexuel, passibles de poursuites au civil mais pas au pénal aux Etats-Unis.

Le quotidien indique également que les 44 millions d'euros prévus dans l'accord seraient versés par les compagnies d'assurance de Harvey Weinstein et de sa maison de production.

Si la porte-parole d'Harvey Weinstein n'a pas souhaité commenter l'information, l'ancien producteur reste tout de même sous la menace d'un procès au pénal.

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Depuis octobre 2017, plus de 80 femmes ont accusé publiquement Harvey Weinstein, 67 ans, ex-patron des prestigieux studios Miramax, de les avoir violées, sexuellement agressées ou harcelées.

Cet accord financier s'il était signé, n'empêchera pas l'ancien producteur d'échapper à la justice pénale.

Le catalyseur du mouvement #MeToo a été inculpé en 2018 de deux agressions sexuelles, une pour viol en 2013 et une autre pour une fellation forcée en 2006, sur deux femmes différentes. En cas de condamnation au terme de son procès, il risque la prison à perpétuité.

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