Eminem & JAY-Z Suing The Weinstein Company Over Unpaid Royalties
The legal issues for Harvey Weinstein continue to mount.
After multiple women came forward and accused the disgraced media mogul of sexual misconduct ranging from harassment to rape, his movie studio, The Weinstein Company, is facing legal problems as well.
The film studio filed for bankruptcy in mid-March, and now JAY-Z and Eminem are both suing the company over unpaid royalties, reports The Blast. Between the two of them, they say they are owed over $800,000.
JAY-Z says the company failed to pay him for his work on Trayvon Martin's documentary as well as on Kalief Browder's documentary, and alleges the studio owes him $240,000 for each project. According to Jay, the total amount is potentially higher than $480,000, as “TWC hasn’t been forthcoming with its accounting.”
Eminem says he is stilled owed money for his contributions to the 2015 film, Southpaw. Eminem executive produced the film and contributed one song to its soundtrack but says he's still owed $352,000 for his work.
Jay and Em aren't the only people who claim The Weinstein Company owes them money. Quentin Tarantino wants his coins as well. IndieWire reports the company owes him $4.5 million in royalties for his work on Grindhouse, Inglourious Basterds, Django Unchained, and The Hateful Eight films.
In other JAY-Z news, he's continuing to expand his empire. Roc Nation is expanding to TV with the launch of their television division. Patrick Reardon, formally of the Weinstein Company, will lead the division as the EVP, scripted and unscripted television.
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