A federal judge on Tuesday rejected a proposed $19 million settlement between former Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein and dozens of women who have accused him of sexual misconduct and harassment.
The $18.9 million of the settlement would have gone toward a victim’s compensation fund, while another $12 million would pay legal fees for Harvey Weinstein, his brother Bob Weinstein and other members of the Weinstein Company’s board.
District Court Judge Alvin Hellerstein called the money set aside for legal fees “obnoxious.”
The New York Times reported that the judge questioned the fairness of the settlement, whether the accusers represented a legal class and how the funds would be allocated to the alleged victims.
Original Source: By Danielle Haynes UPI