Lantern Capital Partners Wins Bid for Weinstein Company

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"Lantern's bid in no way addresses the victims of Harvey Weinstein's sexual assault enterprise, which would sweep the 100 plus instances of sexual assault, rape and more under the rug", said their attorney Elizabeth Fegan, as reported by Deadline.

Costrand, a producer for Netflix's Marco Polo, filed her lawsuit in Manhattan Supreme Court on Monday, becoming the latest of many women to come forward with sexual abuse allegations against Weinstein.

On Monday, she detailed her allegations in documents filed in New York Superior Court.

In her complaint Canosa alleges that Weinstein sexually assaulted her between 2010 and 2014, and committed a further act of physical assault against her in 2015.

The alleged abuse continued until September 2017 and took place in New York, Los Angeles and overseas in Malaysia and Budapest. She says that the failure to investigate claims of misconduct enabled Weinstein to continue victimizing employees while shielding him from punishment or consequences.

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"Lantern's bid clearly achieves the highest and best value for the estate and its creditors", said Ivona Smith, a member of The Weinstein Company board. "From someone who has been thought of as a good friend, involved only in a consensual relationship, these claims are not only mystifying to Mr. Weinstein, but deeply upsetting, and they can not be supported by the facts". She also accuses the board of Weinstein Company of enabling the producer's behaviour. It said no other bid approached the stalking-horse bidder's offer for the company.

"I lost opportunity, I lost money, I lost status and prestige and power in my career as a direct result of having been sexually harassed and rebuffing the sexual harassment", she told Amy Robach.

The "Frida" star has filed legal papers in which she accuses the fallen movie mogul of sabotaging her career after she turned down his sexual advances. He is under criminal investigation in New York, London, Beverly Hills and Los Angeles.

Co-founded with Bob Weinstein, Harvey's brother, the Weinstein Company produced and distributed critically acclaimed hits including "The King's Speech" and "Silver Linings Playbook", as well as TV's fashion reality competition "Project Runway". The business recently filed for bankruptcy. He has not been charged criminally.

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