Six women file lawsuits against Harvey Weinstein

The fresh legal action comes just hours after Time magazine named ‘The Silence Breakers’ its Person of The Year.

FILE: US film producer Harvey Weinstein. Picture: AFP.

JOHANNESBURG - Six women have filed a lawsuit against Harvey Weinstein, claiming that the movie mogul's actions to cover up assaults amount to civil racketeering.

The lawsuit was filed on Wednesday in a Federal Court in New York seeking to represent a class of “dozens, if not hundreds” of women who say they were assaulted by Weinstein.

The fresh legal action comes just hours after _Time _magazine named “The Silence Breakers” its Person of The Year.

The group refers to people, mainly women, who’ve come forward and spoken out about sexual harassment and assault.