Looks like the disgraced pervert Harvey Weinstein isn’t going down without a fight.
According to reports, Weinstein plans to attend a board meeting at his former business, The Weinstein Company, where he’ll argue that it was illegal to fire him in the first place.
The fact that Weinstein is insistent on remaining in the public eye, even after the revelations of his horrendous predatory and degenerate behavior, is clear evidence of his demented elitist outlook.
The Hollywood mogul, who faces multiple accusations of sexual abuse of victims going back decades, truly believes himself to be “above the law” and “above” the average American.
Weinstein has no shame over his exposed behavior, simply because he has no respect for us, and is an arrogant and entitled Hollywood elitist.
From The Daily Wire
Harvey Weinstein is not going to retire quietly into obscurity, at least not from his business, The Weinstein Company.
Next month, according to a report from TMZ, Weinstein will attend a Weinstein Company board meeting where he’ll complain to his former colleagues that he can’t be fired, and that the company’s actions, removing him from his position as director, were illegal under his existing contract.
The Weinstein Company board of directors fired Weinstein last week after more than 30 women came forward to allege the Hollywood mogul had sexually harassed, assaulted, and even raped them.
But Weinstein’s current contract, signed in October 2015, seems to indicate that he couldn’t be let go over allegations of his misconduct that happened before he signed with his namesake organization. And according to the contract’s own language, Weinstein couldn’t be punished by the board for any other transgressions — if he “treated someone improperly in violation of the company’s Code of Conduct” — so long as he paid the company a flat fee.
You [Weinstein] will pay the company liquidated damages of $250,000 for the first such instance, $500,000 for the second such instance, $750,000 for the third such instance, and $1,000,000 for each additional instance.
The contract gives pay-to-play new meaning.
But it also, seemingly, was designed to protect Weinstein in the event that a newspaper or other entity uncovered his despicable behavior — exactly what happened several weeks ago when The New York Times published their expose claiming Weinstein was a serial harasser who asked women to give him naked massages, watch him shower, and help him masturbate, in return for bit parts and career success.
That means Weinstein may be correct: his company couldn’t fire him once the allegations surfaced because he’d already protected himself from that exact scenario. It also means his company may have — even if unintentionally — assumed the risk of Weinstein-related fallout. By allowing him to insert those clauses into his October 2015 contract, they implied they knew Weinstein had issues that frequently landed him in court, and signed him back anyway.