Updated March 21, 2018, 7:50 a.m. PT: Now that The Weinstein Company has officially filed for bankruptcy, it’s become public who the company still owes money to. And while the list contains some names of people Harvey Weinstein regularly did business with and therefore they aren’t too surprising, others are more shocking. You can see the full, 394-page list here, but here are some of the most surprising celebs who never got what Weinstein owed them:
- David Bowie
- Quentin Tarantino
- Kevin Smith
- Dame Judi Dench
- Michael Bay
- Malia Obama
- Robert De Niro
- Daniel Radcliffe
- Casey Neistat
- Zoë Brock (one of Weinstein’s accusers)
A group of investors, primarily female, saved TWC from bankruptcy at the last minute, swooping in with $500 million to buy the company. That includes $80 million they’ve pledged to put into a relief fund to disperse to Weinstein’s many victims. They also plan to remove the board that covered up Weinstein’s actions and install their own mostly female board and keep all of TWC’s innocent employees in their jobs. Oh, and they’re led by Maria Contreras-Sweet, the former head of the Small Business Administration during Barack Obama’s presidency and basically just an all-around feminist badass who believes in giving women all the same opportunities that are given to men.
“I have had a long-standing commitment to fostering women ownership in business,” she said in a statement. “This potential deal is an important step to that end.”
The deal isn’t done yet. It will take 40 days to be complete. But at the end of that, the women who are stepping up hope to have a movie and TV production studio with a new name and a new commitment to giving women a platform to tell their stories. The timing for this couldn’t be more perfect. Women are poised to run the new, post-reckoning Hollywood, and the industry can only get better because of it.