At the beginning of this week, it was reported that negotiations on a $500 million sale of The Weinstein Company failed to materialize, and that they would therefore be declaring bankruptcy. According to the Los Angeles Times, a deal was reached yesterday between TWC and an investment group led by Maria Contreras-Sweet and Ron Burkle. And just like that, The Weinstein Company has been saved! Wait, why is no one cheering and pumping their fists in the air? Oh that’s right, because it’s The Weinstein Company.
Four months ago, Harvey Weinstein was given a farewell party by The Weinstein Company after dozens of sexual assault/harassment allegations were made against him. Harvey is no longer part of the company he co-founded with his brother Bob Weinstein. Bob, who reportedly didn’t want anything to do with his brother to begin with, was rumored to want to change the name of the company, which was followed by trying to sell it. Then there was talk that the sale might not go through, and it looked like TWC would end up declaring bankruptcy. Much like the dirtiest, greasiest Tupperware bowl at a yard sale, nobody bought TWC. So bankruptcy it is.
While Harvey Weinstein is spending his winter hibernating in Arizona, his lawyers back home are keeping warm under a thick layer of lawsuits. And there’s a new, extra-thick lawsuit that was recently added to the top of the pile. According to NBC News, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman filed a lawsuit on Sunday against Harvey Weinstein, accusing him of subjecting his employees to years of “pervasive sexual harassment, intimidation and discrimination.”
Despite hiding out in a metaphorical gopher hole (no disrespect to gophers), Harvey Weinstein continues to make the news for gross reasons. The latest is another lawsuit. What are we up to now, one hundred? It should be one hundred. According to this lawsuit, Harvey and his brother Bob Weinstein might have broken a sex trafficking law.
Harvey Weinstein is fresh out of sex addiction rehab, and one of his first orders of business wasn’t to listen to the Universe and check himself back in forever. According to The Hollywood Reporter, his first order of business was to sue his former company for access to his personnel files, emails, and employment records.
Women, men, and potted plants of The Weinstein Company can breathe a sigh of relief. TMZ says that The Weinstein Company held a meeting this morning to discuss what to do about Cain and Abel this morning. Co-founder Harvey Weinstein is officially off the board of directors and out the door. And according to TMZ, his dear brother Bob Weinstein isn’t too far behind.