EntertainmentCelebrities State AG asks court to intervene in sale of Weinstein company Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has sued Harvey and Robert Weinstein and The Weinstein Company for not protecting its employees against the producer. Photo Credit: Getty Images for The Weinstein Company / Rich Polk By Stefanie Dazio firstname.lastname@example.org @StefanieDazio February 11, 2018 5:53 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet gShare Email State Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman filed Sunday a civil rights lawsuit against The Weinstein Company and Hollywood producers Harvey and Robert Weinstein, alleging “egregious violations” of the state’s human rights and business laws and asking the court to intervene in the company’s sale. Schneiderman’s office launched an investigation in October into the brothers’ company as accusations of sexual harassment and assault against Harvey Weinstein – and a subsequent coverup – began to surface. The attorney general’s probe remains ongoing, he said in a news release. Schneiderman believes a sale “would leave victims without adequate redress, including a lack of a sufficient victims compensation fund” and could allow “the perpetrators or enablers of the misconduct to see a windfall,” according to the release. recommended reading What you should know about the Weinstein scandal The state AG will review the Manhattan district attorney's handling of 2015 sexual assault allegations. The NYPD is also investigating Harvey Weinstein for alleged rape. Harvey Weinstein’s lawyer, Benjamin Brafman, could not immediately be reached Sunday evening. By Stefanie Dazio email@example.com @StefanieDazio Stefanie Dazio covers the Town of Hempstead, the country’s largest township, as well as breaking news for Newsday. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments Comments section is temporarily on hold. Here’s why.