NEW YORK (NY)
The Associated Press
July 30, 2018
By Tom Hays
Harvey Weinstein is locked in a messy battle with insurance companies over his steadily mounting legal bills.
The insurance giant Chubb and other carriers that wrote liability policies for Weinstein and his film company are arguing in court that they shouldn’t have to pay for his defense against allegations of rape and sexual harassment.
The policies, they have written in court filings, specifically excluded coverage for “such blatantly egregious and intentionally harmful acts.”
“Mr. Weinstein has nevertheless repeatedly attempted to foist his defense of these lawsuits upon the plaintiff insurers,” lawyers for the companies wrote.
Weinstein’s legal team, which denies that he assaulted any of his dozens of female accusers, has shot back that the insurers are trying to weasel out of their obligations and have unfairly sided with the accusers.
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