New York Attorney General launches investigation of Weinstein Company

ANI | Updated: Oct 24, 2017 10:23 IST

New York Attorney General launches investigation of Weinstein Company .

Los Angeles [USA], October 24 (ANI): Following the sexual harassment allegations against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has launched a civil rights investigation on Monday into Weinstein Company .

The state's top prosecutor issued a subpoena as part of an investigation into whether officials at the New York-based film and television company violated state civil rights and New York City human rights laws .

"No New Yorker should be forced to walk into a workplace ruled by sexual intimidation, harassment, or fear," Scheiderman said in a statement, as quoted by Los Angeles Times . "If sexual harassment or discrimination is pervasive at a company, we want to know ."

The attorney general's subpoena is seeking all documents related to complaints of sexual harassment and other types of discrimination against employees, said a person familiar with the probe not authorized to comment .

The report further said that the probe is also looking for all records of how such complaints were handled by the company, and all documents concerning settlements . In addition, it is seeking the company's records related to hiring and casting criteria .

This move comes about two weeks after Weinstein Co . fired its namesake co-chairman, following the sexual harassment allegations against him .

Weinstein, however, has "unequivocally denied" allegations of non-consensual sex, according to his representative . (ANI)