TMZ: Weinstein's contract allowed for sexual harassment
TMZ founder Harvey Levin provides insight on 'The Story.'
Harvey Weinstein's employment contract reportedly said that the movie mogul could treat someone “improperly” as long as he shelled out money for damages.
The disgraced studio head’s 2015 contract specified how he could violate The Weinstein Company’s “Code of Conduct” if he reimburses them for any settlements or judgements, according to TMZ.
“You [Weinstein] will pay the company liquidated damages of $250,000 for the first such instance, $500,000 for the second such instance, $750,000 for the third such instance, and $1,000,000 for each additional instance,” the contract states, according to the website.
FILE – In this Nov. 23, 2011 file photo, producer Harvey Weinstein, co-chairman of The Weinstein Company, appears during an interview in New York. Weinstein faces multiple allegations of sexual abuse and harassment from some of the biggest names in Hollywood. (AP Photo/John Carucci, File) (AP2011)
A board member who negotiated the contract told TMZ that they had known Weinstein settled lawsuits, but they assumed it was to cover up consensual affairs with women.
This article originally appeared in the New York Post's Page Six.