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Weinstein Co. axes COO David Glasser, accused Harvey enabler

The Weinstein Company President and COO David Glasser was reportedly fired Friday night, perhaps clearing a major obstacle to the film company’s sale.

“The board of the Weinstein Company has unanimously voted to terminate David Glasser for cause,” the board said in a brief statement late Friday, the Los Angeles Times reported.

A Wall Street group was about to close on a $ 500 million acquisition of the beleaguered film company earlier this week and planned to name Glasser as the CEO.

The sale, however, came to a screeching halt when New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman filed a lawsuit calling out Glasser for enabling Harvey Weinstein’s reign of sexual harassment.

AG details abuse that sparked his suit against The Weinstein Co.

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman filed suit to block a pending sale of The Weinstein Company, citing Glasser as a sticking point.

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman filed suit to block a pending sale of The Weinstein Company, citing Glasser as a sticking point.

(Lucas Jackson/REUTERS)

The AG’s four-month probe into the company found through documents and interviews that Glasser was an “enabler” to Weinstein’s conduct.

Schneiderman’s office had asked the group for assurances that there would be a victim compensation fund and a future protection for the company’s employees.

The AG filed the suit after discovering Glasser’s imminent promotion.

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