One-half Of Harvey & Corky Gets Fired

Former concert promoter-turned-media mogul Harvey Weinstein has been fired from his own media empire, The Weinstein Company, “effective immediately.”

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– Harvey Weinstein

Weinstein is in the middle of escalating insinuations of sexual harassment.

However, before the film mogul became one of the most powerful people in Hollywood, green-lighting movies like “Good Will Hunting” and “Pulp Fiction,” he was a concert promoter and, in fact, was one as recently as 2012.

That’s when Weinstein brought together Jon Bon Jovi, Billy Joel, Alicia Keys, Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, Roger Waters, Kanye West and The Who for “12-12-12 (A Concert For Sandy Relief)” at NYC’s Madison Square Garden.

It returned Weinstein to his roots when he, his brother Bob, and fellow University of Buffalo student Horace “Corky” Burger put together a hugely successful Stephen Stills concert in 1972 that led to the formation of Harvey & Corky Productions. The company reportedly would put on 2,000 shows a year (emphasis on reportedly) until 1979 when Harvey and Bob sold their stakes in the company and formed Miramax.

Burger went on to form Media Projects International, a company that syndicates television game shows overseas, and has “stubbornly shunned publicity” since his concert business “hit rock bottom,” according to HighBeam Research.

Weinstein is in the middle of an Icarus-sized fall from grace as a recent reveal of alleged sexual harassment has Harvey being released from his own company Sunday evening.