Schneiderman denies he hindered Weinstein Co. sale
Attorney General Eric Schneiderman hit back at claims that he stymied businesswoman Maria Contreras-Sweet’s attempt to buy Harvey Weinstein’s embattled film company and install a majority female board of directors.“She had a brief conversation with one of our attorneys saying she would call back, [she] never called back,” Schneiderman said Monday as he formally announced his suit against The Weinstein Co., Harvey and Bob Weinstein, and other executives.
Schneiderman has said the Contreras-Sweet deal would have named TWC executive David Glasser as CEO despite evidence that he failed to stop Harvey Weinstein from allegedly sexually harassing and assaulting employees and other women.
Weinstein has done nothing criminal, his lawyer said.
The Post exclusively reported that Contreras-Sweet yanked her $500 million offer for TWC after Schneiderman insisted on inserting a monitor on the new board. She was also irate that she was not part of the talks regarding the monitor, sources said.
Schneiderman countered that it was Contreras-Sweet who froze him out.
Reps for Contreras-Sweet did not return messages.