Harvey Weinstein and his brother Bob are set to face off for the first time since Harvey was fired from the company he founded. With the three remaining members of the board coming together in New York City to determine what, if any, roll Harvey will play in the future of the company.
As reported by Daily Mail:
Harvey will also have a powerful ally in his newly hired attorney, Patricia Glaser, who TMZ is reporting will appear in person at the meeting.
Glaser will likely argue that her client was not in violation of his contract at any point over the past two years, with Harvey having resigned with the company in 2015 shortly after he allegedly groped Italian model Ambra Battilana.
The pair will then try and convince the board that the company did not have the right to fire Harvey without first going through mediation and arbitration.
Harvey is finding himself on the outs with a number of groups this past week, having been booted from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Sunday and soon to be stripped of his Legion of Honor award by French President Emmanuel Macron.
The 65-year-old mogul was also kicked to the curb by second wife Georgina Chapman, 41, as more than 40 women have now come forward with allegations against the executive.
This meeting will come just days after a fifth member of the board resigned in the wake of this scandal.
Just hours after a story in The New York Times disputed claims made by founder Bob to employees that he had no idea about his brother’s sexual harassment and assault of multiple women, accountant Richard Koenigsberg stepped down on Friday.
Lance Maerov, the board member who handled contract negotiations, admitted that he was aware of multiple payouts made by Harvey back in 2015 and even put a clause in place that would have forced the embattled movie mogul to pay stiff penalties for any future settlements.
The first settlement would have cost Harvey, or any other top executive, $250,000, while the second would go up to $500,000, the third $750,000 and the fourth would require a $1 million penalty payment.