Tag: Weinstein, Harvey

Jeffrey Epstein, Blackmail and a Lucrative ‘Hot List’

Soon after the sex criminal Jeffrey Epstein died in August, a mysterious man met with two prominent lawyers. Towering, barrel-chested and wild-bearded, he was a prodigious drinker and often wore flip-flops. He went by a pseudonym, Patrick Kessler — a necessity, he said, given the shadowy, dangerous world that he inhabited. He told the lawyers […]

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Woody Allen and Amazon Settle Breach of Contract Lawsuit

Woody Allen and Amazon settled a breach of contract lawsuit that the director had filed after the company backed out of a four-picture movie deal because #MeToo allegations from the 1990s had resurfaced against him. The terms of the settlement were not disclosed in a one-page filing on Friday in Federal District Court in Manhattan. […]

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Rose McGowan Sues Harvey Weinstein and Lawyers He Enlisted to Discredit Her

The actress Rose McGowan on Wednesday sued Harvey Weinstein and the lawyers David Boies and Lisa Bloom, accusing them of directing a campaign of covert and illegal measures meant to discredit her and prevent her from going public with her rape accusation against him. The lawsuit includes Ms. McGowan’s account of attempts to interfere with […]

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Not Your Father’s Masculinity

John Wayne, that repository of testosterone — now considered an illicit substance in many states — once played a character who said, “You have to be a man first, before you’re a gentleman.” Who knows what, exactly, he meant by it? It sounded like a fine thing to say, back when men were unabashed “men.” […]

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19 Women Accused a Gynecologist of Abuse. Why Didn’t He Go to Prison?

The Manhattan district attorney’s office shocked a state judge in 2011 when it recommended that the financier Jeffrey Epstein be given the lowest possible sex offender status despite accusations that he had sexually abused dozens of girls. The judge refused, and the district attorney, Cyrus R. Vance Jr., later reversed his stance, saying his assistant […]

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Australian Booksellers Block Sales of Ronan Farrow’s Book

SYDNEY, Australia — Two of Australia’s biggest online booksellers have suspended sales of Ronan Farrow’s new book after one of the men who is prominent in it threatened legal action. The book, “Catch and Kill,” which details Farrow’s investigation of the Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, was unavailable on Booktopia, a major Australian online book retailer, […]

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NBC News Hits Back Against Ronan Farrow’s ‘Catch and Kill’ Book

NBC News pushed back against the investigative journalist Ronan Farrow on Monday, denying his allegations that the network tried to conceal complaints about the former “Today” host Matt Lauer and obstruct Mr. Farrow’s reporting into the film mogul Harvey Weinstein. “We have no secrets and nothing to hide,” the NBC News president, Noah Oppenheim, wrote […]

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Bob Weinstein, Brother of Disgraced Mogul, Starts New Production Company

LOS ANGELES — While Harvey Weinstein awaits trial on five felony charges related to allegations of sexual abuse, his brother, Bob, has announced his re-entry into Hollywood. On Friday, the younger of the two brothers revealed to the trade publication Deadline Hollywood that he would be starting a new production company with a focus on […]

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In ‘Catch and Kill,’ Ronan Farrow Recounts Chasing Harvey Weinstein Story

We live in polarized times, but one thing still seems to be shared across the political divide: sexual misconduct. As Ronan Farrow documents in his absorbing new book, “Catch and Kill,” mistreating women is a bipartisan enterprise. This can make for some twisted alliances. Farrow describes how he put together his explosive 2017 exposé of […]

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Ronan Farrow Goes After NBC News Executives in His New Book

In a step-by-step account in his new book, the investigative journalist Ronan Farrow accuses high-level executives and producers at NBC News of interfering with his monthslong effort to report on the film mogul Harvey Weinstein, an investigation that would become part of the prizewinning series he published in The New Yorker after leaving the network […]

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‘Harvey Weinstein Told Me He Liked Chinese Girls’

Harvey Weinstein told me he liked Chinese girls. He liked them because they were discreet, he said — because they knew how to keep a secret. Hours later, he attempted to rape me. You’ve most likely never heard of me. I’m not an actress. I don’t even work in Hollywood anymore. I was one of […]

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When #MeToo Went on Trial

Listen and subscribe to our podcast from your mobile device: Via Apple Podcasts | Via RadioPublic | Via Stitcher The investigation of Harvey Weinstein that helped give rise to the #MeToo movement had seemed, for a moment, to unite the country in redefining the rules around sex and power. But as a backlash emerged, the […]

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I Love Gwyneth Paltrow. There. I Said It.

I keep a file on my phone labeled Wellness. It’s got zero fitness tips and no meditation advice. It’s full, instead, of stuff about Gwyneth Paltrow movies. Like how, in “A Perfect Murder,” she buys Viggo Mortensen a fancy espresso maker and tells him, “You could use a little civilizing.” I called my Paltrow file […]

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How $2,000 in Yankees Tickets Show Weinstein’s New Trial Strategy

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] When Harvey Weinstein was arrested on rape charges in New York more than a year ago, a police sergeant and a veteran detective, both of whom had investigated him for months, brought him to court in handcuffs and stood […]

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Special Victims Sergeant Who Led Weinstein Inquiry Is Under Investigation

Internal affairs investigators from the New York Police Department are probing allegations of serious misconduct by high-ranking officials in its Special Victims Division, including a sergeant who oversaw the troubled investigation of Harvey Weinstein, according to the police and four people with knowledge of the investigation. The Police Department’s top spokeswoman, Devora Kaye, confirmed the […]

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Keeping Harvey Weinstein’s Secrets, Part 2: Gloria Allred

Listen and subscribe to our podcast from your mobile device: Via Apple Podcasts | Via RadioPublic | Via Stitcher In Part 1 of this series, our colleagues Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey reported on Lisa Bloom, a victims’ rights attorney who used her experience representing women to defend Harvey Weinstein. In Part 2, we look […]

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Keeping Harvey Weinstein’s Secrets, Part 1: Lisa Bloom

Listen and subscribe to our podcast from your mobile device: Via Apple Podcasts | Via RadioPublic | Via Stitcher Last week, our colleagues Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey published a book documenting their investigation of Harvey Weinstein. In writing it, they discovered information about two feminist icons — Gloria Allred and her daughter, Lisa Bloom […]

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‘She Said’ Recounts How Two Times Reporters Broke the Harvey Weinstein Story

SHE SAIDBreaking the Sexual Harassment Story That Helped Ignite a MovementBy Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey Tell the truth: Do you really need to hear more about Harvey Weinstein? The open bathrobe, the hotel hot tubs, the syringes of erectile-dysfunction drugs delivered by cowed assistants, the transparent requests for “a massage,” the ejaculatory exhibitions — […]

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Previously Unknown Sources Come Forward in a New Book About Harvey Weinstein

Two years before the allegations of sexual harassment and abuse against Harvey Weinstein became public, his own brother and business partner, Bob Weinstein, confronted him, pleading with him to get medical treatment for what he described as many years of “misbehavior.” “You have brought shame to the family and your company through your misbehavior,” Bob […]

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Annabella Sciorra Will Testify Against Harvey Weinstein About Alleged Rape

The actress Annabella Sciorra will testify against Harvey Weinstein at his trial on rape and other sex-crime charges next month, Manhattan prosecutors said in court on Monday. Ms. Sciorra, who is known for her work in “The Sopranos,” has publicly accused Mr. Weinstein of sexually assaulting her in her Gramercy Park apartment in 1993, but […]

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Weinstein Wants Trial Moved Because of His 11,000 Page Six Mentions

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] Harvey Weinstein, the once-powerful movie mogul who put Manhattan’s skyline in the Miramax logo, wants his trial on sexual assault charges moved out of New York City, arguing that the intense media scrutiny makes it impossible for jurors to […]

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‘Sopranos’ Actress Who Accused Harvey Weinstein of Rape May Testify at His Trial

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] The Manhattan district attorney is seeking a new grand jury indictment against Harvey Weinstein that would allow the actress Annabella Sciorra, who has accused him of rape, to testify at his criminal trial next month. Ms. Sciorra, who is […]

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