The Weinstein Company is finally turning on its own in a big way, accusing Harvey Weinstein of acting alone during the multiple alleged incidents of sexual misconduct.
TWC just filed documents in the class action lawsuit against them over allegedly facilitating Weinstein's inappropriate behavior, and they make it clear that “Virtually all of the alleged conduct about which plaintiffs complain in the complaint was committed by H. Weinstein, acting alone, between ten and twenty-five years ago." TWC also argues that the statute of limitations has expired on the claims.
The production company says Weinstein was terminated from the company, thereby "severing their connection to the alleged central figure in the purported criminal enterprise." They also claim all of the alleged incidents took place during isolated, one-on-one dealings with Harvey, and sometimes at his home.
In regards to the criminal enterprise allegations against the company, TWC says "It defies logic to suggest that H. Weinstein somehow served TWC’s interests by advancing his own interests or that TWC’s business plan was to lure potential actresses into business meeting with H. Weinstein so that he could assault them."
The Blast first broke the story, a class action suit was filed against Weinstein and TWC alleging they were involved in racketeering and operating a corrupt organization.
TWC -- who has also been sued by the New York Attorney General -- wants to be dismissed from the suit, but a judge has not yet ruled on the request.