Late last night the Weinstein Company board– whoever’s left– fired COO David Glasser for cause. A statement read: “The Board of The Weinstein Company has unanimously voted to terminate David Glasser for cause.”
This comes at the end of a week that saw NY State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman sue TWC, Harvey and Bob Weinstein in a civil rights action– a posturing move to be sure but one that has up-ended the sale of the company to a group that included former Obama administration Small Business chief Maria Contreras Sweet and supermarket mogul Ron Burkle.
Glasser, who started with TWC in 2008, almost left over the summer of 2015 and actually had declared his independence. But over Labor Day weekend Harvey and Bob went into tense negotiations with him and Glasser decided to remain with the company. David’s father, Richard Glasser, a musician and composer, in the company’s payroll as music supervisor for soundtracks since around 2009. His credits include “Lion” and “Silver Linings Playbook.”