Former Trump presidential adviser and current Breitbart News chief Steve Bannon engaged and profited from a joint venture between the Weinstein company and his now defunct DVD distribution company Genius Products in 2005, the Associated Press reported.
At one point, the Weinstein owned 70 percent of the company, according to the wire service.
A representative for Bannon did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment on the matter.
The revelations add a bit of bipartisan trouble to the growing web of scandal and connections surrounding Weinstein. In the immediate aftermath of the dramatic accusations in the New York Times and New Yorker, celebrities and liberal politicians such as Jimmy Kimmel and Hillary Clinton took heat for their past connections to Weinstein — and for slow-walking their denunciations.
In the first weekend after the scandal broke, “Saturday Night Live” declined to make fun of the disgraced Hollywood mogul. When pressed, “SNL” creator Lorne Michaels shrugged it off as a local story.
“It’s a New York thing,” he told the Daily Mail of Weinstein, who was born in Queens.
On Friday, Bob Weinstein — Harvey’s brother — released a defiant statement insisting that it was “business as usual” and that the iconic brand wasn’t going anywhere.
“Our banks, partners and shareholders are fully supportive of our company and it is untrue that the company or board is exploring a sale or shutdown of the company,” he said. “Business is continuing as usual as the company moves ahead.”