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new york attorney general sues weinstein co. for civil rights violations, throwing sale into question

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new york attorney general sues weinstein co. for civil rights violations, throwing sale into question

a $500-million deal to sell harvey weinstein's troubled old studio to former obama administration official maria contreras-sweet hit a major roadblock this weekend after the new york attorney general's office expressed serious concerns about the sale.new york atty. gen. eric schneiderman on sunday sued the weinstein co. and its co-founders, harvey weinstein and bob weinstein, for "egregious violations of new york's civil rights, human rights and business laws," the attorney general's office said in a statement.advertisement"the weinstein co. repeatedly broke new york law by failing to protect its employees from pervasive sexual harassment, intimidation, and discrimination," schneiderman said in a statement. "any sale of the weinstein co. must ensure that victims will be compensated, employees will be protected going forward, and that neither perpetrators nor enablers will be unjustly enriched. every new yorker has a right to a workplace free of sexual harassment, intimidation and fear."the lawsuit, filed sunday in new york county supreme court, jeopardizes the planned sale to contreras-sweet, backed by billionaire ron burkle's yucaipa cos., who has been in negotiations with the weinstein co. for weeks. the contreras-sweet deal would give her control over the studio's assets, set up a majority-female board and establish a fund to help women who have alleged abuse by weinstein. contreras-sweet previously ran the u.s. small business administration under president oba...