Friday, July 1, 2022

The Weinstein Company Owes Money to Former Intern Malia Obama

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*The list of creditors that The Weinstein Company owes money to has been released and along with a slew of celebrities, Malia Obama is mentioned in the 300-page document of folks who want the company to pay up.

Some names on the list of creditors are not surprising: Quentin Tarantino, Kevin Smith, Dame Judi Dench… all Miramax/Weinstein darlings. 

The Blast noted some of the celebrities and companies listed:

• 3 Jane Does

• Alexis Bledel

• Aziz Ansari

• Blockbuster, Inc.

• B.J. Novak

• Burberry

• Catherine Keener

• Charlie Sheen

• Christian Siriano

• Dame Judi Dench

• Daniel Radcliffe

• David Bowie

• Derek Hough

• Every State in the U.S.

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According to Deadline, The Weinstein Co. filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection last night, and also reported that “much of the list is taken up by businesses who make up the day-to-day mechanics of entertainment–scores of florists, trailer houses, publicists and party venues, plus critics groups, film festivals and trade organizations.”

The list Weinstein Co. creditors also include:

• Geoffrey Rush

• George Lucas’ company Skywalker Sound

• Gloria Allred

• Harvey Weinstein 

• Heidi Klum

• Isaac Mizrahi

• Jay-Z’s Roc Nation

• Jennifer Lawrence

• Jerry Lewis

• Jerry Seinfeld

• John Legend

• Julianne Moore

• Kevin Hart

• Kevin Smith

• Kiera Knightley

• Lee Daniels

• Michael Bay

• Mob Wives star Drita D’Avanzo

• Morgan Spurlock

• Peter Jackson

• Pierce Brosnan

• Playboy

• Raquel Welch

• Rita Ora

• Robert De Niro

• Rob Zombie

• Seth Rogen

• Sheri Moon Zombie

• Sienna Miller

• Stephen King

• The Peninsula Beverly Hills hotel (Where many of Weinstein’s alleged incidents occurred)

• Todd Phillips

• Truman Capote Literary Trust

• WWE

• Wes Craven

• Wolfgang Puck Catering

• Worldwide Pants, David Letterman’s production company

Kroll Associates is also listed. This is the private investigation company that TWC and Harvey have been accused of using to gather information on alleged sexual assault victims and then using the intel against them.

It’s unclear how much Malia is owed, but she interned with the production company months before the sex scandal broke.

As previously reported, TWC claims their liabilities exceed $500 million.

Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is an entertainment reporter with over 15 years of experience working in the film industry in areas including production and post-production, marketing, distribution, and acquisitions. She has worked for legendary film producer Roger Corman, Quentin Tarantino's production team at Miramax, the late Larry Flynt, MTV/ VH1, Hallmark Channel, Paramount, Jim Henson Co., Parade Magazine, and various LA-based companies representing above-the-line talent.

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