NEW YORK: US bankruptcy judge has approved the payout to dozens of women who accused movie producer Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment.
Weinstein has been jailed for sexual assault and the judge approved a $17 million payout. The figure will be shared between 37 women.
He is serving 23 years in prison after being convicted last year of rape and sexual assault.
He was found guilty in February 2020 of a criminal sexual act in the first degree and rape in the third degree.
He was ousted in 2017 in a landmark #MeToo movement were over a hundred women, famous and otherwise, accused Weinstein of rape, sexual harassment and other inappropriate behaviour, especially the likes of Rose McGowan, Asia Argento, Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow, etc.