Eminem And Jay-Z Sue Weinstein
The Weinstein Company’s bankruptcy proceedings can count Eminem and Jay-Z among the creditors waiting to be paid.
Universal Music – Eminem & Drake
Joe Louis Arena in Detroit.
The superstars claim to be owed about $800,000 plus rights to projects the two had with the company, according to Deadline.
Eminem’s reps claim TWC owes the performer about $350,000 in license fees for the songs, “Phenomenal,” “Phenomenal 2” and “Kings Never Die” used in the 2015 boxing drama “Southpaw” starring Jake Gyllenhaal. No licenses have been granted to TWC related to the film to date.
Jay-Z is claiming he is owed at least $480,000 for 2017’s “Time: The Kalief Browder Story” and the upcoming “Rest In Power: The Trayvon Martin Story,” Deadline says.
The Weinstein Company released any victims of or witnesses to Weinstein’s alleged misconduct from non-disclosure agreements preventing them from speaking out. That step had long been sought by now-former New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, who filed a lawsuit against the company in February on behalf of its employees.
The movie and TV studio became the first high-profile company to be forced into bankruptcy in the nationwide outcry over workplace sexual misconduct.