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Weinstein Still Owes Malia Obama Money After Her Internship

The company also owes cash to Robert De Niro, Quentin Tarantino, and David Bowie, according to bankruptcy filings.

by River Donaghey
Mar 22 2018, 6:39pm

Photo of Weinstein by YANN COATSALIOU/AFP/Getty Images. Malia Obama photo by Josiah Kamau/BuzzFoto via Getty Images.

The Weinstein Company finally filed for bankruptcy Monday night, and with it came a massive, 394-page list of organizations and A-list celebrities that the disgraced company still owes money to—including President Obama's daughter, Malia, USA Today reports.

The documents don't go into details about how much money is owed to each of the creditors or why, but since Malia Obama interned for the Weinstein Company back in early 2017, only months before Harvey Weinstein's long history of alleged sexual harassment and assault became global news, it's likely that she's still owed some intern wages. On top of working for an alleged monster during her internship last summer, Malia was accosted by a stalker after a guy snuck into the Manhattan building where the 18-year-old was working and proposed to her—and now it looks like she wasn't even properly paid for the job.

The Obamas released a joint statement speaking out against Weinstein—a former donor—in October, after Malia's internship had ended, saying they were "disgusted" by the allegations and that "any man who demeans and degrades women in such fashion needs to be condemned and held accountable, regardless of wealth or status."

Along with the former Weinstein intern, Robert De Niro, Seth Rogen, Jennifer Lawrence, David Bowie, and former close Weinstein associate Quentin Tarantino are also reportedly owed money by the Weinstein Company, as well as dozens of major networks and agencies like CNN, WME, and even VICE.

According to Variety, the Weinstein Company bankruptcy may wind up being negative for Weinstein victims, since his accusers would likely be considered "unsecured creditors" and be paid "little or nothing" by the bankruptcy estate if the company's bankruptcy application goes through.

"Chances are this is the worst possible outcome for the victims," Ted Gavin of consulting firm Gavin/Solmonese told Variety this week.

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