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ACCUSER. One who makes an accusation.

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The judge said accusers have been included in the hearing "because of their relevant experiences".
A chorus of allegations rises from a Chicago music studio or a Palm Beach mansion, and accusers are finally heard.
In May, TMZ reported that he 'reached an amicable resolution' in a settlement with one of the accusers named Laura Helm, who asked for $20 million claiming punitive damages amid her accusations he jeopardized her health by having unprotected sex with her.
According to The New York Times, as cited by The Hollywood Reporter, the lawyers representing Weinstein had agreed a proposed USD 44 million settlement with his accusers. The movie mogul has also reached a tentative deal with creditors of his former studio The Weinstein Co.
As reported by the ( New York Times and ( Wall Street Journal  on Thursday, Weinstein and former studio board members have reached a tentative deal with several of his accusers. The deal would see the accusers paid $44 million as part of the agreed upon settlement.
Ex-East Aurora teacher questions accusers' motives, immigration statuses
The accusers took advantage of the victim's vulnerable state, who they saw was crying outside a Dubai court.
Complications experienced by patients of the accusers, if their number can be determined, generally exceed those blamed on the accused.
We are so happy that finally we can say women are believed." --Attorney Gloria Allred, who represented some of Cosby's accusers, outside court.
Nassar had pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting seven females in the Lansing area between 1998 and 2015, but the hearing was open to all of his accusers. His accusers said he would molest them while they sought help for various injuries.
Clear reasons have been given lately to protect the identity of accusers in certain cases.