Artist News Business News Legal Media

Jay-Z and Eminem among creditors of bankrupt Weinstein Company

By | Published on Wednesday 9 May 2018


Jay-Z and Eminem are among the high profile people making claims against the collapsed Weinstein Company, it has emerged. Both rappers have made financial claims against the movie firm, which fell into bankruptcy in the wake of the numerous allegations of sexual assault made against its founder Harvey Weinstein.

In legal papers submitted as part of the bankruptcy process, Jay-Z says he is owed $480,000 in relation to two projects on which he was named as executive producer. Those are 2017 TV mini-series ‘Time: The Kalief Browder Story’ and the yet-to-air documentary series ‘Rest In Power: The Trayvon Martin Story’. According to reports, the Weinstein Company disputes that money is still owing on the former project.

According to Deadline, Eminem claims he is owed $352,000 in a separate legal filing. That figure relates to three songs he wrote for 2015 boxing film ‘Southpaw’. The rapper also states that he owns the copyright in those works, so they cannot be included in any asset sale as part of the Weinstein Company bankruptcy.

Other celebrities who have made claims against the Weinstein Company as it goes through the bankruptcy process reportedly include Jake Gyllenhaal, Quentin Tarantino, Meryl Streep, Jennifer Lawrence and Robert De Niro.