Published On: Fri, Nov 18th, 2016

Steve Bannon Makes Rob Reiner Sick

Steve Bannon made a lot of money in royalties off of Seinfeld.

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Steve Bannon is despised by Rob Reiner. The director has said that Trump’s top man makes him sick, specifically with regards to Bannon’s “Seinfeld” connection.

The famed director of such classic as “When Harry Met Sally” and “A Few Good Men” has come out swinging against President Elect Donald Trump. Rob Reiner was a strong supporter of Hillary Clinton’s campaign for President. His Castle Rock Entertainment produced Jerry Seinfeld’s show “Seinfeld.”

Steve Bannon has been lambasted by many, including the ADL, for being a racist and an anti-Semite.

Rob Reiner made the comments about Steve Bannon while speaking at a screening of his upcoming movie “LBJ, ” which stars Woody Harrelson as President Lyndon Baines Johnson. Referring to how Steve Bannon made money off of the hit comedy Seinfeld, Reiner said, “When I first heard about it, [Bannon’s connection] it made me sick. It makes me sick. Because I had no idea. I didn’t know who he was, or that he was representing Westinghouse. So there you have it.”

 

 

Rob Reiner explained how it was that Steve Bannon was able to make money off of Seinfeld; even though, he had no direct connection with it, or with Castle Rock. Apparently it had to do with a deal that saw a sale of part of Castle Rock.

“What happened at that time is that Westinghouse, who owned a piece of our company, consulted with Bannon’s company to see what kind of deal they should make for that piece of our company. So Bannon was hired as a consultant for that, ” explained Rob Reiner.

“Part of the deal was that Westinghouse could either sell or hold on to whatever TV series we had. At the time we had eight pilots, and one of them was Seinfeld. We didn’t know if it was going to be successful or not. But as payment, Bannon advised them to stay in and hold on to their profit participation in the series, and Westinghouse said, ‘Well, if you think it’s so good, why don’t you take a piece of this instead of us giving you a fee?’ And apparently that’s what Bannon did, and he wound up with a small piece of Seinfeld that he’s had forever.”

That Rob Reiner is no fan of Bannon’s surprises no one. He has been very vocal in his denunciations of Donald Trump as well as pretty much all of Trump’s people including Steve Bannon.

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