Judge Rejects 'Phony' $19M Weinstein Class Settlement

Law360, New York (July 14, 2020, 11:18 AM EDT) -- A Manhattan federal judge on Tuesday abruptly rejected a proposed settlement and class certification bid in a sex abuse lawsuit against disgraced Hollywood producer and convicted rapist Harvey Weinstein, deriding the deal as "phony" and the class as nonexistent.

A Manhattan federal judge on Tuesday rejected a proposed settlement in a sex abuse case against Harvey Weinstein, shown here in February, calling the deal "phony." (Alec Tabak/New York Daily News/Tribune News Service via Getty Images) U.S. District Judge Alvin K. Hellerstein chastised attorneys for a group of women seeking approval of the proposed $18.9 million settlement. The pact would have resolved...

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