Trayvon Martin‘s parents claim The Weinstein Company misrepresented in bankruptcy docs what they owe the family and have filed documents to get the $150,000 they claim they are owed.
According to court documents obtained by The Blast, Martin’s parents, Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, claim they entered into a deal with The Weinstein Company on March 8, 2017 for the rights to the book, “Rest in Power: The Enduring Life of Trayvon Martin.”
They claim the deal gave TWC the rights to make a TV show or movie from the book. Six episodes of a docuseries were produced (with Jay-Z on board as executive producer) but they have yet to air.
Martin’s parents claim the deal called for them to get paid $150,000 once the show was made (whether it aired or not) and then once the show did air, they would receive additional compensation.
To this date, Martin’s parents claim they have yet to be paid and take issue with the fact that TWC said in bankruptcy docs they owe $0 on the deal.
They also note that TWC listed the deal as three separate deals, so they want to make sure it is clear “the Deal Letter is a single contract and must be assumed in its entirety.”
As The Blast first reported, Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, and Leo DiCaprio were among the megastars who filed documents objecting to the proposed sale of The Weinstein Company‘s assets in order to preserve money they claim they are owed for several major films.
The three A-listers were just a few of the celebs who are trying to make sure they don’t get screwed when it comes time to sell the company. They are all worried that if the bankruptcy court goes through the assets with a machete, their royalty checks could get axed.
Each of the celebrities involved filed their own documents, but they repeat the same theme — they are each owed money for movies they did and they aren’t even sure how much because several of them claim TWC failed to provide them with accounting for years.