A woman who accused Harvey Weinstein of trying to force her to watch him masturbate has been named the chairperson of the Committee of Unsecured Creditors for The Weinstein Company’s bankruptcy case.
As The Blast first reported, potential committee members gathered today at a Doubletree Hotel in Wilmington, Delaware (seriously, last call for fresh cookies). The purpose of the meeting was to choose a committee to represent all of the creditors of The Weinstein Company.
Louisette Geiss (pictured above with her attorney), who claimed Weinstein asked her to watch him masturbate as she pitched him a movie idea in 2008, was named the chairperson of the committee.
Weinstein’s former assistant, Sandeep Rehal, is also on the committee. She is currently suing him in New York court after her sexual harassment case against him was tossed out of federal court on jurisdictional grounds.
The other three spots went to a distribution company called Cinedigm, Light Chaser Animation (which is based in China), and William Morris Endeavor Entertainment. Light Chaser is one of the top creditors listed in the bankruptcy petition with a $2.25 million claim.
The committee will actively participate in the bankruptcy and represent the group and traditionally has access to a significant amount of information not available to normal creditors.
The Weinstein Co. filed for bankruptcy last week amid the fallout from Harvey Weinstein’s sexual abuse scandal. The list of creditors for the company is rather extensive and the company has liabilities in excess of $500 million.