Several alleged victims of Harvey Weinstein who sued him for sexual misconduct have tentatively settled their case to the tune of $25 million.
If the deal is approved by a judge, the settlement would not require Weinstein to either admit to wrongdoing or pay anything personally.
Earlier this year, a $44 million settlement was made in May of this year, of which $30 million would go to his accusers.
According to The Washington Post, Attorney Thomas Giuffra, who represents television producer Alexandra Canosa said of the settlement:
“The most troubling aspect of this settlement is a punitive provision designed to force victims to settle,” Giuffra said in a statement cited by The Associated Press. “Shockingly, any funds that would have been allocated to claims from the settlement fund for non-settling claimants would be turned over to Harvey and Robert Weinstein to defend against their claims in court.”
The settlements are for civil claims against the Hollywood exec only.
Weinstein is still scheduled to face a criminal trial in New York in January on charges of sexually assaulting two women.