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David Glasser was the Weinstein Co.'s 'third brother.' Will his firing be enough to save the business?

They called him "the third brother."

For years, Weinstein Co. President David Glasser was the right-hand man to Harvey Weinstein, working as a peacemaker between the volatile movie magnate and Weinstein's brother and partner, Bob. Glasser oversaw the company's operations and was key to building its television business.

That abruptly ended Friday night, when Weinstein Co.'s board of directors fired him after a decade at the company, the latest bombshell for the New York studio that has been fighting to survive since Weinstein was accused of sexual harassment and assault by dozens of women. In a one-sentence statement, the board, which includes Bob Weinstein, said directors voted unanimously to terminate Glasser "for cause." They provided no details.

Glasser declined to comment.

The ouster came after

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