Lawyers for Harvey Weinstein and women who’ve accused him of sexual misconduct are reportedly in “early talks” to settle all of the civil lawsuits against the disgraced Hollywood producer and his former film studio, The Wall Street Journal reports. The parties are reportedly working with insurance companies and the New York attorney general’s office, and mediation talks have been scheduled for early November. Sources told the newspaper that a “major goal” of the upcoming talks is to “create a victims fund.” The lawyers in the discussions reportedly represent widely varied interests, with the alleged victims’ lawyers asking for “more than $100 million” in compensation. Insurers say they are only willing to pay a “fraction” of the requested amount, according to the WSJ. According to the newspaper, Weinstein faces over a dozen lawsuits and claims filed around the world, including in New York, California, Canada, and the U.K.
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