Harvey Weinstein‘s former crisis PR team is asking a judge to put a hold on the disgraced producer’s assets and claim they have evidence the disgraced producer is hiding assets to avoid paying his creditors.
Mike Sitrick’s high-powered crisis PR firm Sitrick Inc —who cut ties with Weinstein earlier this year for not paying his bill — say in court docs they are involved in an ongoing arbitration battle with Weinstein for the hundreds of thousands of dollars Weinstein owes them for services.
According to legal documents obtained by The Blast, Sitrick say they have actual evidence that Weinstein is hiding assets and Sitrick believes that if a judge doesn’t intervene, they may never get what’s owed.
The amount Weinstein owes for the attempt to clean up his image and strategize his game plan in the midst of the biggest scandal to ever rock Hollywood is: $352,105.63
In addition, because Harvey was indicted by a Grand Jury in New York for sexual assault, Sitrick wants the court to make sure the producer has to pay for all the expenses he incurred as a witness in the case. In the docs their lawyer says, “Sitrick had to retain counsel to represent it in connection with a subpoena issued by the Grand Jury Re: Weinstein. Pursuant to the terms of the Agreement, Sitrick is entitled to be paid for Sitrick’s time spent in preparing for and providing such participation or testimony.”
The contract also provides payment in return for any legal fees incurred.
The crisis team is asking the judge to issue a writ of attachment to put a hold on Weinstein’s assets and hopefully salvage what they’re owed.
Sitrick and Company announced in April that they resigned from representing Weinstein. The firm filed arbitration in February after part of the bill for their PR services went unpaid.
We reached out to Mike Sitrick, who refused to comment.