New York — Disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein has reached a provisional $44m settlement with alleged victims and creditors, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday. The deal, which has not yet been signed, aims to cover all civil proceedings filed against the fallen Hollywood mogul, including those in Canada and the UK. Weinstein’s spokesperson declined to comment. The settlement does not exempt Weinstein from the criminal proceedings brought against him for sexual assault, for which he will go on trial in September. Weinstein – a catalyst for the #MeToo anti-harassment movement – has been charged over the alleged assaults of two women and faces life in prison if he is convicted at the trial, which could last five weeks. In addition to the alleged victims and creditors, the settlement covers the proceedings started by former New York state attorney-general Eric Schneiderman, who has been succeeded by Letitia James. The proceedings aim specifically to guarantee the al...

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