Amidst a torrent of sexual assault allegations against The Weinstein Co. co-founder Harvey Weinstein, a civil rights investigation into the company has been launched by New York state’s top prosecutor, the AP reports.
“Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced the probe Monday. His office says it issued a subpoena seeking all company records,” the story reports. “The Democratic attorney general says his office wants to know whether any New York employees were subjected to pervasive harassment or discrimination at the company, which is based in New York City.”
Weinstein was fired by the company earlier this month after allegations of sexual harassment and sexual assault surfaced in stories reported by The New York Times and The New Yorker.
“More than three dozen women have publicly accused the entertainment mogul of abuse,” the AP notes, adding: “Weinstein has denied allegations of nonconsensual sex.”
Harvey Weinstein is already the focus of sexual assault investigations in New York, London and Los Angeles.