Harvey Weinstein, former Fox 'News' hack O’Reilly and other powerful actors, journalists and executives mention settlements either they or their employers made to silence women who accused them of misconduct.
These settlements often require alleged victims to sign a
nondisclosure agreement – essentially a pledge of secrecy – in exchange
for a cash payment. They are designed to keep the reputations of
allegedly abusive high-flyers intact, an arrangement that can allow