Judge scales back Weinstein suit, allows sex-traffic claim

NEW YORK --- A lawsuit seeking to represent any woman with a claim against Harvey Weinstein can proceed on sex-trafficking grounds, a judge ruled Thursday, as he dramatically shrank the scope of an action trying to treat the disgraced movie producer and various companies like a mob organization. U.S. District Judge Alvin K. Hellerstein eliminated 17 claims against the once powerful movie mogul who has been accused by women in several lawsuits of seeking to trade his influence in Hollywood for sexual favors. Weinstein also faces trial in state court on criminal sexual assault charges. The judge also reduced the number of named plaintiffs from 10 to four and dismissed all other defenda...Keep on reading: Judge scales back Weinstein suit, allows sex-traffic claim

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