The Wall Street Journal: A Weinstein Co. sale raises concerns for accusers and their lawyers

There’s debate about whether the women bringing allegations against Harvey Weinstein will fare better financially if Weinstein Co. finds a buyer who doesn’t require the studio file for bankruptcy protection, as the troubled company weighs several offers.

A chapter 11 filing would halt lawsuits brought by women against the studio, forcing them to line up with low-ranking creditors to await their fate. Once the money from a sale comes in, bankruptcy law dictates who gets paid first — the banks that kept Weinstein Co. in business — and who gets paid last — women claiming that Weinstein Co. was part of Mr.

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