New York Attorney General Opens Civil Rights Investigation Into The Weinstein Company

“No New Yorker should be forced to walk into a workplace ruled by sexual intimidation, harassment or fear,” Eric Schneiderman says

Last Updated: October 23, 2017 @ 11:22 AM

New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has opened an investigation into the Weinstein Company in the wake of sexual harassment and sexual assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein, he announced Monday.

“No New Yorker should be forced to walk into a workplace ruled by sexual intimidation, harassment or fear,” Schneiderman said in a statement. “If sexual harassment or discrimination is pervasive at a company, we want to know.”

Schneiderman’s Civil Rights Bureau issued a subpoena seeking company records, including personnel files; hiring, firing and promoting criteria; complaints of sexual harassment — both formal and informal — and records showing how those complaints were handled.

Weinstein was fired on Oct. 8 after facing a flood of sexual harassment, assault and rape allegations first exposed by The New York Times and the New Yorker.