Former film producer Harvey Weinstein has reached a preliminary settlement of $ 44 million in a civil rights lawsuit. This was reported by the Wall Street Journal on Thursday. The agreement was reached between plaintiffs who accused him of sexual misconduct, the board members of his former film studio and the New York Attorney General. In the lawsuit, the executives and board of the Weinstein Company were accused of not protecting employees from Weinstein's sexual misconduct. However, the proposed deal will not affect a pending criminal case against Weinstein for rape and other sexual crimes, the Wall Street Journal said. A process in this case is scheduled for September. A representative of Weinstein or the company initially did not want to comment. Weinstein has so far rejected all charges against him.