Meryl Streep and Jennifer Lawrence have more than a passing interest in The Weinstein Company‘s bankruptcy case as they are each owed in excess of $100,000 by the company.
According to court documents obtained by The Blast, The Weinstein Company filed statements detailing the amounts of money various creditors are owed.
Meryl Streep is owed $142,965 and Jennifer Lawrence owed is $102,623, the documents state.
As The Blast first reported, TWC released a full list of creditors last month. In addition to Streep and Lawrence, the list includes names like Malia Obama, John Legend, Jerry Seinfeld, Michael Bay, Julianne Moore, Peter Jackson, Pierce Brosnan, Stephen King and many more.
The Weinstein Company estimate their liabilities between $500 million and $1 billion. Some of the largest creditors owed money by TWC include over $17 million to a law firm in Florida, $14 million to a Chinese production company and $13 million to a marketing firm in New York.
Streep and Lawrence were both outspoken after Weinstein invoked both of their names as part of his defense in a class action lawsuit.
Weinstein had claimed J Law told Oprah she had known Weinstein since she was 20 years old, and that “he had only ever been nice to me.” He says Meryl Streep even stated publicly that “Weinstein had always been respectful to her in their working relationship.”
Lawrence responded in a statement, telling The Blast, “Harvey Weinstein and his company are continuing to do what they have always done which is to take things out of context and use them for their own benefit. This is what predators do, and it must stop.”
She added, “For the record, while I was not victimized personally by Harvey Weinstein, I stand behind the women who have survived his terrible abuse and I applaud them in using all means necessary to bring him to justice whether through criminal or civil actions. Time’s up.”
Streep, who was also name-dropped by Weinstein in his defense, also trashed the producer in response to his comments about her.
“Harvey Weinstein’s attorneys’ use of my (true) statement — that he was not sexually transgressive or physically abusive in our business relationship — as evidence that he was not abusive with many OTHER women is pathetic and exploitive,” Streep said in a statement to The Blast.
“The criminal actions he is accused of conducting on the bodies of these women are his responsibility,” she continues, “and if there is any justice left in the system he will pay for them — regardless of how many good movies, made by many good people, Harvey was lucky enough to have acquired or financed.”