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Harvey Weinstein's lawsuit against Weinstein Co set for January trial

From Reuters - November 2, 2017

WILMINGTON, Del. (Reuters) - A Delaware judge set a January trial for Harvey Weinsteins effort to get the film production company he co-founded to turn over emails and other documents that he says will exonerate him from accusations of sexual harassment.

Delaware Vice Chancellor Joseph Slights said at a Thursdayhearing via telephone that allowing the dispute to linger was in no ones interest.

A number of women have claimed that Weinstein sexually harassed or assaulted them over the past three decades.

Weinstein has denied having non-consensual sex with anyone. Reuters has been unable to independently confirm any of the allegations.

New Yorks attorney general has opened an investigation into sexual harassment and possible violations of civil rights laws at Weinstein Co, which fired Weinstein as chief executive last month, a source familiar with the investigation told Reuters.

Last week, Weinstein sued Weinstein Co to obtain information he says would help him defend himself against any sexual harassment allegations.

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