Trayvon Martin’s parents are the latest to accuse the struggling Weinstein Company of owing them money.
Martin’s parents claim The Weinstein Company misrepresented in bankruptcy docs what they owe the family and have filed legal documents to get the $150,000 that they claim they are rightfully owed.
Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin say they entered into a deal with The Weinstein Company on March 8, 2017, for the rights to the book, “Rest in Power: The Enduring Life of Trayvon Martin.”, according to the documents. The parents claim the deal gave TWC the rights to make a TV show or movie from the book.
Jay Z went on to executive produce six episodes of a docuseries that has yet to be seen. Martin’s parents claim the deal called for them to get paid $150,000 once the show was made, regardless if it aired or not. The agreement also said the parents would receive more money once the documentary aired.
However, Martin’s parents claim they have yet to be paid and have a big issue with the fact that TWC said in bankruptcy docs they owe $0 on the documentary deal. Martin’s parents also say TWC listed the deal as three separate deals, but they want to make it clear that “the Deal Letter is a single contract and must be assumed in its entirety.”
Martin’s parents join Jay Z, Eminem, Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, and Leonardo DiCaprio, who have all filed documents claiming The Weinstein Company owes them money for several major film projects.
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