Judge rejects $19m Weinstein deal with accusers

A US judge has rejected a $19m (£15.1m) settlement between Harvey Weinstein and some of his accusers.

Weinstein’s accusers in the proposed class-action settlement were too varied to be grouped together, Judge Alvin K Hellerstein said in Manhattan.

Lawyers for several women who had opposed the deal praised the judge’s swift rejection of what they described as a one-sided proposal.

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