Attorney Gloria Allred discussed the state of the Weinstein Company at the Variety Studio presented by AT&T at Sundance Film Festival.
The indie film studio, formerly head by Harvey Weinstein and his brother, Bob Weinstein, is in the process of choosing investors to take over the company in wake of a massive sexual harassment and assault scandal involving Harvey Weinstein.
Allred, who represents a number of Weinstein’s alleged victims, says she’s been openly supportive of a group of bidders consisting of mostly females, led by Maria Contreras-Sweet, a cabinet member in the Obama administration.
“One of the reasons I support them is they have also adopted my proposal that there should be a Justice for Victims fund set up for persons who can prove they are victims of Harvey Weintsein and the Weinstein Company,” Allred says. “Also a fund should be set up for some who are maybe outside of the statute of limitations who can prove they’ve been victims and damaged.
She adds, “The time for justice is long overdue.”