The Weinstein Company

Harvey Weinstein faces new criminal probe as his company gets a financial lifeline

Harvey Weinstein faces new criminal probe as his company gets a financial lifeline

The Weinstein Co., roiling from sexual harassment and rape allegations against ousted co-founder Harvey Weinstein, has secured some much-needed financial relief from Los Angeles billionaire Thomas Barrack.

The mini-studio announced Monday that it is has entered an agreement for Barrack’s private equity firm Colony Capital to provide a cash infusion to the New York-based company.

Colony and the Weinstein Co. — known for producing films such as “Silver Linings Playbook,” “Django Unchained” and the reality television series “Project Runway” — also said that they have entered a negotiation period for a sale of all or part of the beleaguered firm’s assets. Financial details were...

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