The proposed global legal settlement has gotten preliminary approval from all the major parties involved, according to several of the lawyers. More than 30 actresses and former Weinstein employees, who in lawsuits have accused Weinstein of offenses ranging from sexual harassment to rape, would share in the payout — along with potential claimants who could join in coming months. The deal would bring to an end nearly every such lawsuit against him and his former company.
The deal would end a two year old case and would probably require permission from the court to settle the claims on behalf of all defendants.
Weinstein would still have to go to court for the criminal allegations against him in the State of New York. There are also other individual women not part of this group who have not agreed to this global settlement agreement.