Harvey Weinstein Reportedly Reaches $44 Mill Settlement After Celebs Including Lupita Nyong’o, And More Accuse Him Of Sexual Misconduct

Back in 2017, Since The New York Times and The New Yorker published bombshell reports last fall detailing decades of alleged sexual harassment and assault by producer Harvey Weinstein, dozens of women have come forward with similar claims against the movie mogul.

Eighty-five women have accused Weinstein of inappropriate to criminal behavior ranging from requests for massages to intimidating sexual advances to rape. Weinstein has denied the allegations.

 Lupita Nyong’o, Academy Award-winning actress, penned a lengthy column in the Times on Oct. 19 recounting her experience with Weinstein. “Harvey led me into a bedroom — his bedroom — and announced that he wanted to give me a massage. I thought he was joking at first. He was not,” Nyong’o wrote. She said Weinstein’s advances continued later during a dinner in New York. Weinstein issued a written response via Variety the following day. “Mr. Weinstein has a different recollection of the events, but believes Lupita is a brilliant actress and a major force for the industry,” the statement read. 

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Harvey Weinstein and his former studio have come to a tentative agreement in bankruptcy court to resolve lawsuits filed by several women who have accused him of sexual misconduct. The deal would be worth $44 million, sources told ABC News

“We now have an economic agreement in principle that is supported by the plaintiffs, the AG’s office, the defendants and all the insurers,” Adam Harris, an attorney for Weinstein, told a federal bankruptcy court in Delaware on Thursday.

The agreement, when finalized, would provide about $30 million to the plaintiffs, which includes not only those who have sued over sexual misconduct, but also former employees of the now-defunct Weinstein Company. The company filed for bankruptcy in March 2018. The company was purchased by Lantern Capital in May 2018 and renamed Lantern Entertainment.

The other $14 million would be for legal fees accrued by Weinstein’s associates also named in lawsuits.

The money would come from the studio’s insurance, not Weinstein personally.

He is still facing a criminal trial in New York with two women accusing him of rape and sexual assault. The case is set to begin on Sept. 9, and will last about a month, according to attorneys.


Rumor Alert. ‘The Chi’ Star Jason Mitchell  Allegedly  Sexual Harrassed Co-Star Tiffany Boone  And More Women

It was previously reported, In the wake of multiple allegations of misconduct, Straight Outta Compton star Jason Mitchell has been terminated by his agent and manager and dropped from Showtime’s The Chi and an upcoming Netflix film, Desperados. Click Here if you missed that.

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THR reports, A source with knowledge of the Showtime series says Tiffany Boone, who played Mitchell’s girlfriend on The Chi, was among several actresses on the series who had issues with Mitchell. She made repeated complaints of sexual harassment and allegedly felt so unsafe with her co-star that at times her fiance, Dear White People actor Marque Richardson, came to set when she shot scenes with him. Boone declined to comment.

The source also says Boone ultimately informed producers at Fox 21 that she could no longer work with Mitchell. Initially, he was retained while she was released at her request to pursue other projects. Other actresses on the series also were said to have had problems with Mitchell. It’s unclear what finally led the studio to act.

Dwyane Wade Thanks Gabrielle Union for Forgiving Him

Back in 2013, one year before Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union got married, he had a baby with his longtime side piece Aja Metoyer. Click Here if you missed that.

Dwyane thanks Gabrielle for forgiving him while paying tribute to her on her first Mother’s Day…

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I put you in an impossible situation and some how you helped me come out of it stronger. I wanna say Happy Mothers Day to my best fucking friend! Thank you for the Mom that you already are to our miracle Kaavia. Thank you for stepping in and raising those boys just like they were your own. Thank you for forgiving me. Thank you for the daily photoshoots. Thank you for FUN. Thank you for Adventure. Thank you for keeping it sexy. Thank you for pushing me to be a better business man. Thank you for helping me become a better son. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. I Love You and i celebrate you on YOUR day. Happy Mother’s Day Gabrielle Monique Union-Wade.

R. Kelly’s Lawyer Pushing Prosecutors to Share Video Showing Alleged Underage Sexual Assault

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R. Kelly‘s lawyer is putting the heat on prosecutors to share a video that allegedly shows the disgraced singer sexually assaulting an underage girl.

After a court hearing held Tuesday morning in Chicago, R. Kelly’s defense attorney Steve Greenberg told reporters he is still waiting for prosecutors to make a copy of the tape for him to view, according to multiple reports.

“The state has the tape. I can’t get it from them. They have to produce it,” said Greenberg, according to CBS Chicago. “They have an obligation to produce it. Maybe the squirrels are working slowly.”

The local station reports that Greenberg was joined by “at least five more attorneys” at the hearing and is trying to “preserve all emails, text messages and other communications” between Cook County State Attorney Kim Foxx‘s office and attorney Michael Avenatti, who turned over the video allegedly showing Kelly assaulting the underage girl.

Kelly, 52, isn’t due back in court until June 26 for his criminal case, but he is expected to make an appearance Wednesday for a child support hearing. On March 6, he was escorted out of a Cook County courtroom and taken into custody after failing to pay $161,000 in back child support.

After also failing to show up to court in April, Kelly lost a civil lawsuit by default against a woman who alleges the R&B singer sexually abused her as a teenager.

Watch Surviving R. Kelly: The Impact

Following the debut of the record-breaking premiere of Lifetime’s Surviving R. Kelly, the network will debut a two-hour follow-up special, Surviving R Kelly: The Impact, detailing the conversations and reactions ignited by the powerful documentary series. Hosted by award-winning journalist Soledad O’Brien, Surviving R Kelly: The Impact highlights the impact the documentary has had on our culture globally, how it has elevated the conversation on sexual violence and what it means to be a survivor.

In the days following the debut of Surviving R. Kelly on Lifetime, vital conversations erupted throughout the country. Calls to sexual assault hotlines increased by 35%, and #MuteRKelly activists were galvanized to protest for R. Kelly’s record label to drop him. Public outcry ensured the survivors would not be ignored and more women came forward with allegations of abuse. Seven weeks after the debut of the docuseries, the Cook County attorney’s office indicted the R&B singer on 10 felony counts of aggravated sexual assault involving four victims and spanning over a decade, ultimately leading to Kelly’s arrest. The special features footage from the docuseries, interviews with journalists, legal experts, non-profit organizations and psychologists to discuss the ongoing story surrounding R. Kelly, including an in-depth look at his now infamous interview with Gayle King and the women who are still standing by his side.

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Wendy Williams’ Husband Denies Sleeping with Male Singer

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Last week a male singer who goes by the name Aveon Williams claimed he was signed to a management deal with Wendy Williams estranged husband Kevin Hunter and that he was also Kevin’s lover.

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Kevin denies the claims…

Page Six reports, “The claims levied by Mr. Aveon Williams against Mr. Kevin Hunter are baseless and are completely false,” the legal rep said. “Mr. Williams’ actions are a part of an elaborate scheme to extort money from Mr. Hunter and is nothing more than an attempt to shake him down for financial gain.”
“This office did not offer to settle this matter for any amount nor did we counter their offer as, in accordance with our own independent investigation of these claims, we determined that Mr. Williams’ claims were without merit and we will not allow our client to be extorted by Mr. Williams,” the statement continued. “Mr. Hunter denies Mr. Williams’ claims in the entirety and it further saddens us that Mr. Williams is essentially making light of crimes involving sexual battery by levying these false claims, which a great disservice to those individuals who have actually been the victim of these types of heinous crimes.”

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