Report: Harvey Weinstein to fight ouster from company he co-founded

Producer Harvey Weinstein (L) and designer Georgina Chapman arrive on the red carpet for the 89th annual Academy Awards in Los Angeles on February 26. Weinstein faces more than two dozen complaints from women who say he sexually harassed or assaulted them. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UP

Oct. 14 (UPI) — Film producer Harvey Weinstein reportedly plans to contest his ousting at The Weinstein Co. board of directors meeting.

TMZ cited unnamed sources who said Weinstein — believed to be in rehab now — will plead his case by phone and his civil lawyer, Patty Glaser, will represent him in person at the meeting on Tuesday.

Weinstein is expected to argue he did not violate his current contract, saying no sexual harassment complaints were made against him after he signed the legal papers in October 2015.

More than two dozen women recently have come forward to claim the producer sexually harassed or abused them over a course of more than 20 years.

The Weinstein Co. announced his firing Sunday.

Weinstein’s brother and company co-founder Bob Weinstein has denied his business is so damaged by the scandal that it will either be sold or dissolved.

“Our banks, partners, and shareholders are fully supportive of our company, and it is untrue that the company or board is exploring a sale or shutdown of the company,” Bob Weinstein said in a statement to Variety.


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