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Harvey Weinstein: UK police investigating allegations by 10 women

10th UK woman accuses Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault Modal Trigger Harvey Weinstein Getty Images
Stacy Diaz | 02 March, 2018, 09:45

These requests for payment are unlikely to hold up in court, however, because all of the policies exclude "intentional acts".

Promising a new era for Weinstein Co., Contreras-Sweet's plan would rename the company and install a new board of directors, the majority of which would be composed of women.

He faces many legal cases, including one brought by New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman accusing him of civil and human rights violations.

Now, it is expected that the board of The Weinstein Company will announce bankruptcy after a deal to sell it for $500m (£360m) to an investor group proved unsuccessful.

Harvey Weinstein's longtime insurance company has stripped him of coverage for 11 pending sexual misconduct lawsuits- arguing that the disgraced movie mogul shouldn't be protected against allegations that he abused over 100 women "for his own personal sexual gratification".

Weinstein has denied all allegations of non-consensual sex.

Mr. Weinstein, his brother Robert Weinstein and their company, The Weinstein Co.

He has been accused of sexual harassment, assault and rape by around 100 women. The person also said the buyers intend to retain company's approximately 150 employees, though personnel decisions will be made later in the process.

Britain's Channel 4 has already aired a special on Weinstein, in which Oscar-winning producer David Parfitt alleged that he was once physically assaulted by Harvey Weinstein, a claim denied by Weinstein through his representatives.

The lawsuit launched three weeks of fraught, behind-the scenes talks to revive the sale, with several unreleased films hanging in the balance, including the Thomas Edison tale The Current War, with Benedict Cumberbatch, and Mary Magdalene, starring Rooney Mara.