New York Attorney General sues Harvey Weinstein and The Weinstein Company

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s office raised “grave concerns” if the former Weinstein Company chief operating officer David Glasser will be named the CEO of the new company

The lawsuit, filed Sunday in New York County Supreme Court, comes amid negotiations over the sale of the company and its future leadership.

New York State's Attorney-General is suing Harvey Weinstein and his former company for allegedly failing to protect employees from the movie producer.

The suit which also refers to "egregious" human rights and business law violations includes new and extensive allegations about the longtime company and its former CEO, Harvey Weinstein.

Schneiderman said the sale was "imminent" and that it could go through without giving Weinstein victims a chance to be properly compensated. The suit references the Weinstein Company's COO, but does not use Glasser's name.

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She is unable and unfit to take care of me. "Please get me to the authorities so they can find a good home", it said. She told police she had become concerned after spotting "pools of blood" on the bathroom floor.

The lawsuit presents an obstacle for ex-Obama administration official Maria Contreras-Sweet's bid for the company.

. "Today's suit includes numerous employee-victim accounts of sexual harassment, intimidation, and other misconduct", said a statement from the attorney general's office.

Rose McGowan, Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow and Cara Delevingne are among the high-profile women who have made various claims of sexual harassment, assault, and rape by Weinstein towards them; Weinstein has denied all allegations of non-consensual sex.

In the new suit, Weinstein is accused of telling several employees, "I will kill you", "I will kill your family" and "You don't know what I can do".

In one case, the probe found that "in a fit of rage against one female employee, he yelled that she should leave the company and make babies since that was all she was good for".

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