You may be sick of hearing about Harvey Weinstein by now. His general likeness tends to induce nausea. There are a few new developments worth taking note of however (see JUST IN: NYPD Officially Launches Harvey Weinstein Investigation). The latest of which comes courtesy of TMZ. They did some digging and found a whole lot of ugly. The whole protection and preservation of Weinstein is rooted deep. Like, super deep. As per his TWC contract:
Harvey Weinstein may have been fired illegally by The Weinstein Company, a company that wrote a contract that said Weinstein could get sued over and over for sexual harassment and as long as he shelled out money, that was good enough for the Company.
TMZ is privy to Weinstein’s 2015 employment contract, which says if he gets sued for sexual harassment or any other “misconduct” that results in a settlement or judgement against TWC, all Weinstein has to do is pay what the company’s out, along with a fine, and he’s in the clear.
The contract says as long as Weinstein pays, it constitutes a “cure” for the misconduct and no further action can be taken. Translation — Weinstein could be sued over and over and as long as he wrote a check, he keeps his job.
Disturbing? Yes. But if what TMZ is implying is correct, the contract stands. The fact that a contract like this even exists speaks leagues to the power behind creepoids like Harvey (see George Clooney ‘Claims’ He Knew Nothing of Harvey Weinstein’s Actions. Sure… and Former New York Times Reporter Blasts NYT for Enabling Harvey Weinstein).
A contract like this also shows how complicit those around Weinstein have been all these years. Sexual harassment was clearly just a part of who he is as a person and company asset. It wasn’t until it all blew up in their faces did the TWC company act, or his Hollywood friends begin to speak up, because of course. Virtue signalers gotta virtue signal.