“My representation of Roy Price has concluded,” the former advisor to Harvey Weinstein told Deadline today.
“It concluded before the producer went public,” she added.
Update – p.m.: Attorney Lisa Bloom told Deadline that she ended her representation of Amazon Studios chief Roy Price, before the allegations against him (below) were made public today.
Update – p.m.: Remaining executives at The Weinstein Company are reported to be divided about the future direction of the business.
TWC co-chairman Bob Weinstein and COO David Glasser are said to be advocating a batten-down-the-hatches strategy while the law firm hired to investigate the growing number of claims about Harvey Weinstein’s alleged misconduct completes its work.
According to the contract, if Weinstein “treated someone improperly in violation of the company’s Code of Conduct,” he must reimburse TWC for settlements or judgments.
Additionally, “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.”Most damning for Amazon is the fact that Hatckett reported the incidents to Amazon.
Per the PGA’s constitution, the disgraced movie mogul has been informed that he faces possible suspension or expulsion, but a knowledgeable source says it’s virtually certain Weinstein will be kicked out of the guild for his predatory sexual practices that recently came to light. “I’m proud that we’re doing this.”A corrupt, powerful man wields his influence to abuse and manipulate women.
We’ve heard this infuriating, heartbreaking story countless times before. I stand firm in the hope that we will finally come together as a society to stand up against this kind of predatory behavior, to help victims find their voices and their healing, and to stop it once and for all.Update – p.m.: Rose Mc Gowan, who earlier had her Twitter account suspended for her tweets about Weinstein, is back on the service and has launched a blistering attack on Amazon chief Jeff Bezos.Tweets here: — A memo sent out to publishing pros on Thursday by Weinstein Books publishing director Georgina Levitt and editorial director Amanda Murray, and obtained by Page Six, says, “We are pleased to share that all books and authors under the Weinstein Books imprint, as well as Amanda and myself, will have a new home at Hachette Books, an imprint at the Hachette Book Group, effective immediately.” Update – p.m.: Actress Emma Thompson calls Weinstein a “predator” in an interview with the BBC and says the sexual harassment and abuse allegations leveled at the movie producer are “endemic” to Hollywood.Sources said the two believe they can be exonerated of accusations that they knew of the worst allegations against Harvey.But other TWC board members are said to be pushing for the company to begin a sale process.Another scenario that has been widely speculated is that TWC will volunteer for or be forced by creditors into a prepackaged Chapter 7 or Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization.