Nondisclosure Agreements Helped Weinstein Allegedly Abuse Women. Now New York Is Trying to Get Rid of Them.
Ashley DeJean / Mother Jones
Lawmakers in New York state are targeting nondisclosure agreements that are often included in employment contracts and settlement deals, similar to the many that Weinstein struck with his accusers in which they agreed to silence in exchange for financial compensation. The proposed legislation is in some ways an extension of “sunshine laws” on the books in many states, which allow people to break confidentiality agreements in instances where there’s a public hazard.