Connect with us
Avatar

Published

on


A U.S. bankruptcy judge in Delaware has approved a Weinstein Company liquidation plan that includes a $17 million allocation to Harvey Weinstein’s sexual assault victims.

An attorney for the Weinstein Company confirmed the settlement to CNN on Monday. The $35.2 million liquidation plan allocates $17,064,525.30 to establish a “Sexual Misconduct Claims Fund.” According to the outlet, it creates a liquidation trust for the payment of sexual misconduct claims, according to court documents.

“It is true that Judge (Mary) Walrath approved the settlement plan at a hearing today,” said Attorney Paul Zumbro. They are “pleased with Judge Walrath’s ruling, and particularly so given there is now a mechanism that allows victims to receive compensation without having to endure the hardships and uncertainties of litigation,” he added.

The Weinstein Company Holdings LLC filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in 2018, along with 54 affiliate companies. The company was later sold to Lantern Capital, a Dallas-based private equity firm, for $310 million. 

In March 2020, Harvey Weinstein was sentenced to 23 years in prison on criminal sexual acts and rape charges. Weinstein still faces six additional sexual charges in Los Angeles.




Advertisement
Comments

Entertainment

Texas school scraps ‘Rules for Chivalry’ lessons following public backlash

Avatar

Published

on

By


Christopher Malcolm/Getty Images

Divorce rates have spiked in America during the Covid-19 lockdowns. The divorce rate, normally the highest in the world, is 34 percent higher from March through June compared to 2019, according to the NY Post.

One Texas school teacher hoped a new lesson would help change the relationship dynamics between males and females that lead to higher divorce rates.

Titled “Rules for Chivalry”, the class assignment teaches young students how to be proper ladies and gentlemen.

The rules for girls include “dress in a feminine manner to please men”, “address all men respectfully by title” and “obey any reasonable request by a male”.

Additionally, girls are instructed to “walk behind men”, not to “criticize men” or “complain or whine”.

PeopleImages/Getty Images

There were also a set of rules for boys, instructing them to “dress in jackets and ties or suits”, “treat ladies with respect”, “show courtesy and assist women”, assist ladies to seat themselves at a table, and “pay for all expenses during dates”.

These rules are routinely taught to children in other cultures where the divorce rates are significantly lower than in America.

Despite the fact that the rules have proven effective in other cultures, the class was canceled due to the fierce public backlash.

The Shallowater school district released a statement saying the assignment “does not reflect our district and community values. The matter has been addressed with the teacher, and the assignment was removed.”

Photo may have been deleted


Continue Reading

Entertainment

Rep. Eric Swalwell Sues Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani And Others For Capitol Riot: “I Thought I Was Going To Die”

Avatar

Published

on

By


Rep. Eric Swalwell, a Democrat from California, is suing former President Donald Trump, his son Donald Trump Jr., Rudy Giuliani and Rep. Mo Brooks from Alabama, claiming that they all incited the violence that occurred on January 6th during the U.S. Capitol Riot.

According to the New York Post, Swalwell claims Trump and his cronies violated civil rights by attempting to block the political process and the peaceful transfer of presidential power.

The suit was filed in federal court in Washington, D.C. on Friday, and follows Mississippi Rep. Bennie Thompson, who also sued Trump weeks ago, claiming he launched a drawn-out attempt to overturn the election results.

Swalwell’s suit alleges Trump and the other defendants violated local laws in D.C. by inciting the mob to storm the nation’s Capitol while his own Vice President Mike Pence was in the Senate chamber working to certify the results of the 2020 presidential election.

“As a direct and foreseeable consequence of the Defendants’ false and incendiary allegations of fraud and theft, and in direct response to the Defendants’ express calls for violence at the rally, a violent mob attacked the U.S. Capitol,” Swalwell’s suit stated.

The post Rep. Eric Swalwell Sues Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani And Others For Capitol Riot: “I Thought I Was Going To Die” appeared first on Baller Alert.


Continue Reading

Entertainment

Plano Police Investigate Viral Claims of Alleged Harassment and Abuse Towards Black Middle School Student

Avatar

Published

on

By


Plano school administrators are partnering with cops to look into allegations that a Black Haggard Middle School student was harassed and humiliated by classmates.

According to Plano police spokesman David Tilley, a mother of a student called the school resource officer at Haggard earlier this week.

Tilley said he couldn’t say anything further because the incident was still being investigated. However, viral social media posts allege racial and homophobic bullying by the student’s Plano classmates.

Thousands of parents have signed a change.org petition urging Plano ISD officials to intervene and protect students.

According to a district spokeswoman, the administration was aware of the bullying complaints and was working with law enforcement to investigate.

In an email, Lesley Range-Stanton wrote, “Our district does not tolerate or condone bullying or harassing behavior and is taking prompt and remedial action to address concerns.” She said the incident happened on Tuesday, was off-campus, and had nothing to do with school.

Disciplinary actions taken against individual students were not discussed.

At a sleepover, the Black student was allegedly “tortured for days and forced to drink his white former teammates’ urine,” according to the Next Generation Action Network, who also claims he was abused and called slurs. Plano officials were chastised by the organization, who said they had not taken sufficient action.

In a news release, the organization said, “We are calling for a federal investigation into this racially motivated hate crime.” A protest was also called for Friday.

Kim T. Cole, an attorney for the student’s family, said she was working on gathering more video evidence.

 

 




Continue Reading

Most Popular

Copyright © 2020 The Nashville Celebrity by TSD