Transcript for Harvey Weinstein takes a leave of absence amid alleged sexual harassment claims
A sexual harassment scandal involving all the entertainment industry's biggest names mobile and producer Harvey Weinstein a blistering reports New York Times. To he'll leave of absence from the company that bears his name. I was in leg or David Navarro here now with the story David told late this afternoon Weinsteins lawyer released a statement that said import quote. The New York Times published today a story that is saturated with false and defamatory statements about Harvey Weinstein. It relies they say and mostly hearsay accounts and faulty reports. Now according to the times Weinstein has reached at least eight legal settlements with women over alleged harassment cases the times also says. Famous actresses including Ashley Judd accused Weinstein of inappropriate behavior. Weinstein is perhaps best known as co-founder of Miramax which produced several popular independent films. Including pulp fiction sex lies and videotape and applying game. After selling the company Weinstein and his brother. I've been co chairs of their own film production company and today once he said. He was taking a leave of absence and in the statement obtained by ABC news he said in part. I appreciate the way I behaved with colleagues in the past has cost a lot of pain. And I sincerely apologize for it though on trying to do better I know I have a long way to go. That is my commitment not once he's lawyer. Added as part of his statement that they are preparing again to sue the New York Times over this story and of course we will keep you posted on any new developments.
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