Weinstein’s protection racket
Used gossip columnist for the trade of favors.
The ex-wife of the disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein has asked a New York court Thursday by her ex-husband to pay the remaining millions that he allegedly owed to his daughters before he goes bankrupt from the legal costs.
The lawyer from Weinstein’s ex-wife, Eve Chilton, 56, asked a Manhattan Supreme court judge for Weinstein to pay the $5 million that he allegedly still owed to their three daughters in child support, Page Six reported. The lawyer, Bonnie Rabin, said that the money should be paid in before He goes bankrupt from the legal costs.
“We have an almost weekly, if not daily, avalanche of accusations and allegations that make clear that [He] will do very little [money] left,” Rabin said.
MERYL STREEP POSTERS CLAIMING ‘THEY KNEW’ ABOUT HARVEY WEINSTEIN POP-UP IN LOS ANGELES
“He is a pre-pay many, many lawyers, many, many millions of dollars to defend themselves against these lawsuits all over the world,” she said.
The lawyer quoted one of seven lawsuits, and the media mogul confronted with women who claimed he sexually assaulted or harassed him.
Harvey Weinstein may be in legal danger
The judge excused Weinstein, because his lawyer could not make it to court that day. The judge said he may order Weinstein to see and to testify about his total net worth.
Weinstein’s lawyer, Steven Silpe, says the manufacturer has never missed a child support payment.
“He is never any payment. He has made every payment for almost 14 years,” Silpe said.
Justice Michael Katz was concerned about the finances, but said that there is “little precedent for such a drastic measure.”
“If we wait another couple of months, it is not clear to me whether he is in the same financial situation,” Katz said.
Chilton, Weinstein’s former assistant, married with the producer in 1987, before they divorced in 2004, People reported.
HARVEY WEINSTEIN DOWNFALL DOCUMENTARY IS ALREADY BEING PRODUCED BY THE BBC
The disgraced movie mogul was reportedly worth an estimated $240 million. Chilton reportedly received $60 million from the divorce, including $50,000 per year to spend on vacations.
Georgina Chapman, Weinstein’s current wife, and the producer separated in October following numerous sexual misconduct accusations against him. Chapman was able to make off with almost $12 million, as a result of the prenuptial agreement, People reported.
Weinstein has denied the allegations of sexual abuse.
“Mr. Weinstein has never at any time committed an act of sexual violence, and it is wrong and irresponsible to conflate claims of impolitic conduct or consensual sexual contact later regret, with a false allegation of criminal behavior,” Weinstein’s lawyers said. “There is a wide gap between the mere assertion, and truth, and we are confident that any sober calculation of the facts will prove no legal violations occurred.
“However, for those who are offended by Mr. Weinstein’s conduct, he remains deeply apologize.”