Disgraced Harvey Weinstein Files Arbitration To Contest His Dismissal From The Company

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Harvey Weinstein has served a demand for arbitration on The Weinstein Company and is challenging his termination. The demand was quietly filed at JAMS on Oct. 25. The revelation comes in a footnote in court papers filed on Wednesday in Delaware Chancery Court. There, Harvey Weinstein is now demanding the Weinstein Company hand over his personnel and employment records.

Film producer Harvey Weinstein attends the 2016 amfAR New York Gala at Cipriani Wall Street in Manhattan, New York.

The Weinstein Company has now responded to Harvey’s request for expedited treatment by attacking his lawsuit as “motivated by an improper, personal purpose” and “not in the Company’s best interests for Weinstein to have immediate access to the documents sought.”

 

In his lawsuit, Harvey Weinstein references the many women who have come forward to make sexual harassment and assault allegations against him. He says he is in a “unique position to offer insight, and further explain and contextualize his emails,” and that by accessing records, “he can more efficiently assist the Company in its investigation of these issues and defense of the NY AG investigation and any other claims asserted against the Company.”

 

The Weinstein Company reacts to this.

 

“Respectfully, TWC does not need [Harvey] Weinstein’s ‘assistance,'” states the company’s opposition brief.

Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
Photographs are Courtesy:  Weinstein Co.
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