Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein allegedly committed acts of sexual harassment for years, according to a new investigation. At least 30 years ago, formerly undisclosed allegations of sexual harassment, sexual advances, and other acts of misconduct from current and former employees as well as film industry workers reveal that the producer apparently engaged in these acts. Reports of past allegations also arose from legal records, emails, and internal documents from both of his companies, Miramax and the Weinstein Company. About 20 years ago, actress Ashley Judd claims Weinstein made sexual advances during a work meeting with her. Back in 1997, a previously undisclosed settlement of $100,000 was paid to actress Rose McGowan after an episode in a hotel room during the Sundance Film Festival. In 2015, a former colleague wrote a memo that described the sexual harassment and misconduct perpetrated by Weinstein from a two-year period.
Sexual harassment is never acceptable in the workplace, no matter whether the toxic behavior is committed by a superior or a fellow colleague. If it does take place on the job, it may create a hostile work environment for not just the victim but the other employees, and may interfere with the victim’s ability to perform work assignments to the best of the individual’s abilities.
If you suspect you are a victim of sexual harassment at your job, contact our Philadelphia sexual harassment lawyers at Sidney L. Gold & Associates, P.C. at 215-569-1999 or contact us online. We serve clients from Pennsylvania and New Jersey at our office in Philadelphia and will offer a free review of your case.