Survey: 2 million Italians molested as kids

Around 1.6 million women and 400,000 men — or about 5 percent of the Italian population — were molested as minors, according to the results of a sexual harassment survey published Tuesday.

Data released by Italy's national statistics agency shows more than 2 million Italians suffered "sexual acts against their will" when they were children. Many of the victims kept the abuse a secret for years.

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NBC News -
What the NY AG must do to prove 'pervasive sexual harassment' by Weinstein

On Sunday, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman sued Harvey Weinstein in state court, alleging that victims were subjected to "pervasive sexual harassment, intimidation and discrimination" by Weinstein, which was facilitated by his brother Bob and the Weinstein Company.

“Quid pro quo” harassment occurs when unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, or other verbal or physical sexual conduct is used, either explicitly or implicitly, as the basis for employment decisions affecting a victim. A “hostile work environment” exists when the workplace is permeated with discriminatory intimidation, ridicule, and insult.

NBC News -
New York AG sues Harvey Weinstein alleging 'pervasive sexual harassment'

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman sued Harvey Weinstein in state court on Sunday, alleging that employees of the former movie mogul and his company endured "pervasive sexual harassment, intimidation and discrimination."

Weinstein's younger brother, Bob, who co-founded and owns The Weinstein Co., was also named in the suit, which could complicate the company's sale: Schneiderman said in a statement that sale terms must ensure compensation for Weinstein's alleged victims.

Fox News -
Harvey Weinstein's company hit with lawsuit by NY attorney general after 4-month investigation

The Weinstein Company on Sunday was hit with a civil-rights lawsuit by New York's attorney general, after a four-month investigation into claims of sexual misconduct against the disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein.

The suit from Attorney General Eric Schneiderman claimed several key figures at the company were complicit in Weinstein’s years of alleged sexual harassment and abuse, saying top executives at the company and its human resources department were aware of the reported misconduct, but did nothing.

New York Times -
Weinstein Company Sale Delayed by N.Y. Attorney General Lawsuit

The fire sale of the Weinstein Company hit a last-minute snag on Sunday, when Eric T. Schneiderman, New York’s attorney general, filed a lawsuit against the studio and its fraternal founders alleging that they repeatedly violated state and city laws barring gender discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual abuse and coercion.

“Any sale of the Weinstein Company must ensure that victims will be compensated, employees will be protected going forward, and that neither perpetrators nor enablers will be unjustly enriched,” Mr. Schneiderman said in a news release.

The Guardian -
New York attorney general files suit against Harvey Weinstein and company

New York attorney general Eric Schneiderman has filed a lawsuit against disgraced movie producer Harvey Weinstein, his brother Bob Weinstein and their film production company alleging serious violations of civil rights, human rights and state business laws.

First, that as co-CEO of the Weinstein Company, Harvey Weinstein “repeatedly and persistently sexually harassed female employees at TWC by personally creating a hostile work environment that pervaded the workplace and by demanding that women engage in sexual or demeaning conduct as a quid pro quo for continued employment or career advancement”.

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