Harvey Weinstein just sued The Weinstein Company, but says it’s only to prevent anyone from harming it.
Weinstein filed the documents in Delaware, according to Reuters, and is seeking information that could help defend himself against sexual assault allegations, as well as help defend the company he founded against potential liability from anyone who have sued TWC for allegedly facilitating Weinstein’s behavior.
Weinstein is requesting access to his email account, which he claims may contain information that can exonerate him, and possibly the company.
The disgraced producer also wants to investigate whether confidential information was leaked to the press, if the TWC board wrongly terminated him, and if the board is pursuing a “fire sale” of the company.
As we previously reported, Weinstein tried calling into the last board meeting to plead his case, but was shut down and ended up resigning from the board after they terminated his employment.