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n.y. attorney general blasts proposed weinstein co. sale and 'complicit' management

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n.y. attorney general blasts proposed weinstein co. sale and 'complicit' management

new york atty. gen. eric schneiderman on monday blasted the proposed sale of harvey weinstein's studio to former obama official maria contreras-sweet, saying that the deal does not do enough to protect employees and compensate women who have accused weinstein of sexual harassment and assault, and rewards company officials who had a responsibility to stop weinstein.schneiderman made the comments the day after his office sued the weinstein co. and its co-founders, harvey weinstein and bob weinstein, for violating new york civil rights, human rights and business laws. the lawsuit, filed electronically in new york county state supreme court, has threatened to destroy the planned sale to contreras-sweet, which is backed by billionaire ron burkle's yucaipa cos. and other investors.advertisementthe buyer has been in negotiations with the weinstein co. for weeks to secure a deal that would prevent the company from having to file for chapter 11 bankruptcy and cut jobs. contreras-sweet, best known for running the u.s. small business administration under president obama from 2014-17, has promised to set up a majority-female board and establish a fund to help women who have alleged abuse by harvey weinstein.but schneiderman's office has raised serious doubts about that plan, saying that the deal terms reviewed by his office did not live up to those promises because it would keep in place current executives, muzzle employees with non-disclosure agreements and fail to compensate victims...