Eminem and Jay-Z are the latest to sue The Weinstein Company.
Harvey Weinstein is having a terrible year. And deservedly so after dozens of sexual assault and rape allegations were thrown his way as part of the #MeToo movement in Hollywood. While the majority of lawsuits against him and The Weinstein Company have been from movie stars, the latest two to demand money from TWC are two of the most influential rappers of all time. Eminem and Jay-Z have joined many others in suing The Weinstein Company for their respective unpaid finances on several cinematic undertakings.
Between Jay-Z and Eminem, they claim that the film giant owes them upwards of $800K for their work on a few projects produced by TWC. According to The Blast, Jay-Z is asking for $240K for his work on TIME: The Kalief Browder Story, as well as another $240K for Rest In Power: The Trayvon Martin Story. Eminem is involved in the lawsuit as he claims that $352,000 is owed to him for his work on the Southpaw soundtrack, which he has not been granted as of yet. After filing for bankruptcy, Weinstein Company did not state that they owed any money to Jay or Eminem in their legal documents.
According to the publication, Eminem has been seeking money from TWC since October of last year as he has not been paid in full for his production on the 2015 film’s soundtrack. With all the trouble that The Weinstein Company is facing, it is unclear how the legal proceedings will move forward with both Em and Hov demanding the money they were promised.