The disgusting depths that Hollywood apparently will sink to knows no bounds.
According to TMZ, disgusting pile of garbage and former major Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein allegedly had a clause written into his 2015 contract with The Weinstein Company (TWC) that allowed him to pay back the company for any sexual misconduct lawsuits brought against him.
According to the contract, if Weinstein "treated someone improperly in violation of the company's Code of Conduct," he must reimburse TWC for settlements or judgments. Additionally, "You [Weinstein] will pay the company liquidated damages of $250,000 for the first such instance, $500,000 for the second such instance, $750,000 for the third such instance, and $1,000,000 for each additional instance."
The contract says as long as Weinstein pays, it constitutes a "cure" for the misconduct and no further action can be taken. Translation -- Weinstein could be sued over and over and as long as he wrote a check, he keeps his job.
There's no other way to say it -- these are some sick people.
What's even more disgusting is that even if the board of the TWC wanted to fire Weinstein for misconduct, Weinstein was allowed certain due process before such action could be taken.
TMZ also reported:
And here's the kicker. Even if Weinstein had committed fraud by not fully informing the Board of Directors, the contract says before he can be fired he has a right to mediation and if that doesn't work, he's entitled to arbitration. He got neither. He was summarily fired, and sources connected with Weinstein tell TMZ he was never given a specific reason.
Is there no bottom for the depravity of Hollywood? Judging by recent news coming out about multiple members of Tinseltown, we might just find out.
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