Money grabs are also known as the only available resource for women whose professional lives/reputations were damaged by a sexual predator. He may or may not have broken any actual laws yet that's irrelevant to a civil suit.
It makes my stomach turn that this scumbag tries to paint them as money hungry after using his money and fame to prey on them.
In the end, though, this is just another leverage play. A settlement will come.
How is it a settlement play when they have witnesses?