Weinstein Co. Board Has Known About Payoffs To Women Since 2015: Report

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Deadline—As the Weinstein scandal has unfolded over the past week, executives at the company and its diminished board of four directors insisted they knew nothing about financial settlements reached with women who were sexually harassed by co-founder Harvey Weinstein. On Tuesday, amid new allegations of extreme sexual misconduct and sexual assault, the board issued a statement labeling the matter "an utter surprise" and asserting that any "suggestion that the Board had knowledge…

The Weinstein Company board reportedly knew about Harvey Weinstein's payoffs to women since 2015. Joel Ryan/AP As the Weinstein scandal has unfolded over the past week, executives at the company and its diminished board of four directors insisted they knew nothing about financial settlements reached with women who were sexually harassed by co-founder Harvey Weinstein. On Tuesday, amid new allegations of extreme sexual misconduct and sexual assault, the board issued a statement labeling the matter “an utter surprise” and asserting that any “suggestion that the Board had knowledge of this...