Harvey and Bob Weinstein are being sued by the state of New York.
New York State's Attorney-General, Eric Schneiderman, has filed a lawsuit against their production company The Weinstein Company, alleging that it "repeatedly broke New York law by failing to protect its employees from pervasive sexual harassment, intimidation and discrimination".
The motion was filed yesterday [Sunday], and claims that the company was responsible for multitude of employee violations including “a years-long gender-based hostile work environment, a pattern of quid pro quo sexual harassment, and routine misuse of corporate resources for unlawful ends that extended from in or about 2005 through at least in or about October 2017."
It also condemned Bob Weinstein and the board of the company, alleging that they were complicit in Harvey Weinstein's activities and failed to adequately protect their employees.
Schneiderman said in a statement: "As alleged in our complaint, The Weinstein Company repeatedly broke New York law by failing to protect its employees from pervasive sexual harassment, intimidation and discrimination.
“Any sale of The Weinstein Company must ensure that victims will be compensated, employees will be protected going forward and that neither perpetrators nor enablers will be unjustly enriched. Every New Yorker has a right to a workplace free of sexual harassment, intimidation and fear."
It's believed that the suit is seeking civil penalties of $500 to $250,000 for each violation from the company's sale, as well as sufficient damages for Weinstein's victims.
Neither brother has commented at time of writing.