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The Wall Street Journal: Weinstein Co. to file bankruptcy as part of asset sale to investment firm

Dallas-based investment firm Lantern Capital has struck a deal to purchase the assets of Harvey Weinstein’s film and TV studio in a transaction that requires the troubled entertainment company to file for bankruptcy.

Weinstein Co. said late Monday that it would file for chapter 11 protection in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Wilmington, Del., following failed attempts by management and its board to avoid bankruptcy. The studio faces several lawsuits over allegations of sexual misconduct against Weinstein, who was fired by the board in October. Weinstein has admitted mistakes but denied allegations of nonconsensual sex.

Lantern’s deal must be approved by a judge and will be subject to higher bids, should any materialize, in a sale process that will be conducted in bankruptcy court.

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