Plaintiff Caitlin Dulany is shocked. On Tuesday, Harvey Weinstein’s plaintiffs had been in for a impolite shock. They had been anticipating the court docket and the choose to approve a settlement towards Weinstein. There is a class-action lawsuit towards Harvey.
But nothing like that occurred.
According to Variety, Judge Alvin Hellerstein stated, “This is not a class action. I will not give preliminary approval to the settlement.” The settlement would have despatched $18.9 million to all accusers.
Caitlin Dulany stated to Variety, “I was stunned.” She additional stated that she was, “expecting that we would be given preliminary approval.”
When requested what she felt about this resolution, after engaged on the deal for nearly two years, she stated, “I was a little in shock. I was very stunned by how quickly the process went. I think the call was 18 minutes long. Obviously, I’m very disappointed and very upset because this is a big responsibility for me.”
Variety additionally requested her how she assesses how the authorized system works, to which she replied, “I’m incredibly disappointed. There’s still a lot to fix in the justice system in order for it to be fair to survivors of se*ual assault and harassment and abuse. It’s a roller coaster because when Harvey Weinstein was convicted in criminal court, I just thought this is a new day, a new dawn. It was a sea change. It remains to be seen if we can hold a predator of that magnitude accountable for all of the actions and crimes that they have committed.”