Harvey Weinstein is suing the Weinstein Company
In a move he claims is in his, and the company's, best interest
From the editors of People.com
By Mike Miller
In a lawsuit filed on Thursday, the disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein demanded thatThe Weinstein Company (TWC), the studio he co-founded with his brother Bob, turn over records that he says can be used to defend himself and the company from potential liability.
Weinstein is asking thatThe Weinstein Companyprovide him with all emails sent to and from his corporate email account, his personnel file and a copy of the company’s code of conduct. He also claims that he has already asked for these materials several times and was rebuffed.
The producer says he needs the files because he believes they ‘contain exculpatory information which would aid the Company in its investigation and defense of investigations and claims against the Company.’
‘Weinstein is a primary shareholder, so any payouts made by the company would hurt his own bottom line’
By ‘assisting’ the company in its investigation, Weinstein says he ‘can help to prevent the Company from entering into unjustified settlements with, or making unwarranted payments to, persons or regulatory agencies making allegations against Mr. Weinstein.’
Citing media reports that the company is in negotiations with a potential buyer, Weinstein’s attorney warns in the documents, ‘If the purchaser pays less for the Company because of unsubstantiated or inaccurate allegations that could be disproven by the information Mr.
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