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Harvey Weinstein’s former assistant Sandeep Rehal named to bankruptcy committee

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Rehal said that the hostile work environment and the repeated sexual harassment have caused severe emotional distress, humiliation, and loss of self-esteem.

Sandeep Rehal, the Indian American former personal assistant of Harvey Weinstein, who accused him of sexual harassment, is among the members of a committee formed to represent creditors’ owed money by The Weinstein Company.

According to a bankruptcy court document obtained by The Wrap, the committee also includes another accuser Louisette Geiss. Other members of the committee are talent agency WME, digital distributor Cinedigm, and China-based Light Chaser Animation.

The one-page document was filed March 28 at a US Bankruptcy Court in Delaware.

The committee will represent a 394-page list of “unsecured creditors trying to extract compensation” from The Weinstein Company. TWC owes a combined amount of $500 million to the creditors.

According to The Wrap report, the company formally filed for bankruptcy last week. Lantern Capital Partners has agreed to buy the company’s assets for $310 million while keeping the studio’s employees on as a “going concern.” The bankruptcy process is expected to be completed in mid-May.

Rehal has filed a federal lawsuit at a New York state court against Weinstein. According to the lawsuit, during the course of two years that she worked as the personal assistant of Weinstein, Rehal was subjected to many sexually harassing actions, statements, and physical touching. The producer also dictated emails while being naked, she alleged.

Rehal said that the hostile work environment and the repeated sexual harassment have caused severe emotional distress, humiliation, and loss of self-esteem.

She said Weinstein sought her assistance to even get him clean underwear and to clean up semen after his “extremely prolific sexual encounters.”

Rehal said Weinstein made offensive sexist comments about her quite frequently and these were made openly in the presence of other employees of TWC.

Rehal added that Weinstein had asked her to maintain a special list of contacts of his “girls,” who were his many sexual partners. She was also asked to buy gifts and dresses for them.

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