Attorney’s for the creditor’s committee in The Weinstein Co. bankruptcy case want to make sure that co-founder Bob Weinstein or any other senior-level management will no longer be involved in the company after its sale. In court documents filed Monday — an email exchange between James Stang, lead attorney for the creditor’s committee, and TWC lawyer Karin DeMasi — it was revealed that the committee wants the removal any top executive whom they feel might have been responsible for the workplace environment that led to dozens of accusations of misconduct by fired CEO Harvey Weinstein. DeMasi wanted to put the kibosh on a scheduled deposition of Bob Weinstein’s former assistant.
The sale of the bankrupt Weinstein Company, the production company run by Harvey Weinstein and his brother Bob, has hit a snag.
People who have been silenced and unable to share their stories about working with alleged sexual predator Harvey Weinstein now can.
A source told IndieWire that TWC's debt is $55 million higher than the figure quoted to prospective buyers.
Speaking to reporters yesterday, he said: “We have never seen anything as despicable as what we’ve seen right here.”
The new Weinstein Company will have private breastfeeding rooms, three free meals a day and emphasize an open and inclusive workplace under imminent owner Maria Contreras-Sweet, a knowledgeable insider told TheWrap. The former Small Business Administrator for President Barack Obama will also establish a multi-million dollar “victim fund” for Harvey Weinstein’s accusers to which Contreras-Sweet is contributing around $20 million, said the individual. After emerging this week as the exclusive bidder for the remnants of Harvey and Bob Weinstein’s film and TV assets, Contreras-Sweet plans to radically change a culture of financial peril and verbal abuse that housed widely-accused sexual assailant Harvey Weinstein.
Harvey Weinstein's contract with The Weinstein Company appears to have a clause in it which factors in the paying off of harassment claims.
The board of directors of the Weinstein Company will meet by the end of the day on Friday to decide if Harvey Weinstein will remain with the indie film and television studio he helped found, Variety has learned. Under one scenario being teased in the company’s upper echelons, Weinstein’s brother Bob will assume the leadership […]