The settlement would require court approval and a final signoff by all parties.
Harvey Weinstein, the disgraced film mogul charged with sexual harassment and rape, reached a tentative $47 million settlement with his accusers, potentially ending a two-year dispute, according to a person familiar with the situation.
He has been free on the million-dollar bail and maintains that any sexual activity was consensual.
Representatives for Weinstein declined to comment to the Times.
Katherine Kendall, 50, an actress who accused Weinstein of luring her to what she thought would be a work discussion in 1993 and then chasing her around his NY apartment while he was nude, said she was disappointed by the terms but had agreed to them partly because she didn't want to block fellow plaintiffs from getting whatever recompense they could. The deal would bring to an end almost every such lawsuit against him and his former company.
Time's Up, a movement sparked by the Weinstein accusations and #MeToo, tweeted their disappointment in the potential settlement, breaking down where the payouts would go. Here's a bigger problem: "If this is the best the survivors could get, the system is broken".
He is scheduled to stand trial in New York City beginning on January 6 on rape and sexual assault charges.
On the same day that news of his settlement broke, Weinstein attended a hearing in which his bail was ordered to be increased to $5 million United States for tampering with his ankle monitor.
Harvey Weinstein, center, arrives for a court hearing, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019 in NY.
Weinstein, 67, arrived at court using a walker, and his lawyer said he will be undergoing back surgery on Thursday.
The insurance bond will be secured by Weinstein's original bail and some other assets, Weinstein's lawyer, Donna Rotunno, said outside the courthouse after the hearing.
"If you have any further medical issues, the court will not be terribly understanding", Burke said, cautioning Weinstein against any last-minute surprises as the trial draws near.
In a joint statement, they said the accord would pay too much to lawyers and too little to victims, and might excuse the studio's insurers and board from liability to victims who choose not to participate. "This is a good thing for you". She said there had been 57 violations in less than two months.
"Just because someone makes a claim doesn't make it true", Rotunno said.
Assistant DA Joan Illuzzi-Orbon said Weinstein's ankle monitor had been untraceable at least 56 times, in violation of the conditions of his release.