Class action ties K&L Gates, BCL Burton Copeland and other law firms to 'Weinstein Sexual Enterprise'

New York lawsuit alleges firms helped “facilitate and conceal” producer's sexual misconduct

A newly filed racketeering lawsuit claims several law firms, including K&L Gates and BCL Burton Copeland, were key participants in an alleged scheme to cover up widespread sexual misconduct by disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein.

Six women, represented by US law firm Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro, have filed a proposed class action in Manhattan federal court, accusing Weinstein, the Weinstein Company, the company’s board members, Miramax and others, of violating the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act.

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