Mar 2, 2018 - Economy & Business

Weinstein Co. bailout deal reached

Harvey Weinstein

Harvey Weinstein. Photo by Yann Coatsalious/Getty Images

An investor group led by Maria Contreras-Sweet and Ron Burkle has agreed to a $500 million takeover of The Weinstein Co. — including $275 million in new investment and $225 million to pay off debts — which will keep the troubled studio out of bankruptcy. The deal also reportedly includes a $90 million victims compensation fund and a 40-day closing period.

Why it matters: Because this bailout seemed dead and buried, only to be revived Thursday in a marathon negotiating session in the offices of NY Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.

Bottom line: Harvey and Bob Weinstein get nothing.

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