Harvey Weinstein sues the Weinstein Company

October 27, 2017 8:41 am

Harvey Weinstein has sued the Weinstein Company.

The disgraced movie mogul, who was founder and former co-chairman, wants access to his emails and other company records that could help defend himself against sexual assault allegations, and also help defend the company against potential liability.

Daily Mirror reports that in the lawsuit filed in Delaware’s Court of Chancery, Weinstein said he needed the information to prevent the company, in which he and his brother remain the largest investors, from being harmed by unjustified legal settlements.The Weinstein Co has been one of Hollywood’s most influential forces since its launch in October 2005 and has produced and distributed films including The King’s Speech and Silver Linings Playbook.

The New York Times reported earlier this month that Weinstein, 65, had reached eight previously undisclosed settlements with women who accused him of sexual harassment and unwanted physical contact.

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