A former human resources executive for Harvey Weinstein former company claims he was stiffed out of a $425,000 payment for investigating who leaked information about sexual assault claims against the disgraced former Hollywood mogul.
Former Weinstein Company executive Frank Gil on Tuesday filed a civil suit in New York state Supreme Court against Harvey Weinstein, his brother Bob Weinstein, and Chief Operating Officer David Glasser, Deadline reported.
Gil claims he was never paid the $425,000 promised to him for investigating the leak and was then fired after the investigation showed the company’s other top execs were the ones who handed information to reporters about Weinstein’s alleged payoffs to those who had accused him of sexual assault.
Gil alleges Weinstein hired him to work “outside of the scope of his duties” as chief human resources officer to investigate who leaked company information to journalists about Weinstein published in the New York Times in July 2017, according to a copy of the court filing which was also obtained by Deadline. The Times was the first to break the story that Weinstein had allegedly paid off dozens of sexual assault accusers for decades. Weinstein was fired from his company after news of the sexual assault allegations broke.