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The company once run by disgraced executive Harvey Weinstein, and now watched over by his brother, cofounder Bob Weinstein, is no longer planning to be renamed and operate independently, according to The Wall Street Journal.

Amid the growing Harvey Weinstein scandal, Lin-Manuel-Miranda and playwright Quiara Alegria Hudes are calling on The Weinstein Co.to let them take the film adaptation of their Tony Award-winning musical In the Heights elsewhere. However, Bob Weinstein released a statement following the Journal story that "business is continuing as usual".

She continued, "In the Heights is part of my heart and soul". After Hamilton became a smash, The Weinstein Company snapped up the rights to bring In the Heights to the big screen. I created it about respect, community, and solidarity. I hope The Weinstein Company has enough grace, in the wake of these revelations, to respect my stand as a woman, and to allow us to extricate In the Heights from them. "In The Heights deserves a fresh start in a studio where I'll feel safe (as will my actors and collaborators)", she wrote. "To those women who suffered directly at Harvey's hands, I extend my sincerest compassion and support", Hudes wrote. Universal Pictures had been developing a film adaptation of In the Heights before The Weinstein Co. announced production past year. "Decades. He thrived on this".

Hamilton creator Miranda, himself a Pulitzer victor, tweeted his support, posting Hudes' note and adding: "As usual, Quiara does the prose the best. My stomach is in knots". Harvey did not act alone.

Hudes called out Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance by name and hoped for "an ethical investigation" into his "role in enabling Harvey Weinstein's illegal behavior".