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https://www.nytimes.com/2017/1...ent-allegations.html

An investigation by The New York Times found previously undisclosed allegations against Mr. Weinstein stretching over nearly three decades, documented through interviews with current and former employees and film industry workers, as well as legal records, emails and internal documents from the businesses he has run, Miramax and the Weinstein Company.

During that time, after being confronted with allegations including sexual harassment and unwanted physical contact, Mr. Weinstein has reached at least eight settlements with women, according to two company officials speaking on the condition of anonymity. Among the recipients, The Times found, were a young assistant in New York in 1990, an actress in 1997, an assistant in London in 1998, an Italian model in 2015 and Ms. O’Connor shortly after, according to records and those familiar with the agreements.

In a statement to The Times on Thursday afternoon, Mr. Weinstein said: “I appreciate the way I’ve behaved with colleagues in the past has caused a lot of pain, and I sincerely apologize for it. Though I’m trying to do better, I know I have a long way to go.”

He added that he was working with therapists and planning to take a leave of absence to “deal with this issue head on.”


A longtime Democratic donor, he hosted a fund-raiser for Hillary Clinton in his Manhattan home last year. He employed Malia Obama, the oldest daughter of former President Barack Obama, as an intern this year, and recently helped endow a faculty chair at Rutgers University in Gloria Steinem’s name. During the Sundance Film Festival in January, when Park City, Utah, held its version of the nationwide women’s marches, Mr. Weinstein joined the parade.





“From the outside, it seemed golden — the Oscars, the success, the remarkable cultural impact,” said Mark Gill, former president of Miramax Los Angeles, which was then owned by Disney. “But behind the scenes, it was a mess, and this was the biggest mess of all,” he added, referring to Mr. Weinstein’s treatment of women.

Dozens of Mr. Weinstein’s former and current employees, from assistants to top executives, said they knew of inappropriate conduct while they worked for him. Only a handful said they ever confronted him.

Mr. Weinstein enforced a code of silence; employees of the Weinstein Company have contracts saying they will not criticize it or its leaders in a way that could harm its “business reputation” or “any employee’s personal reputation,” a recent document shows. And most of the women accepting payouts agreed to confidentiality clauses prohibiting them from speaking about the deals or the events that led to them.


Weinstein's response:

https://www.nytimes.com/intera...arvey-weinstein.html

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"I am going to need a place to channel the anger so I've decided that I'm going to give the NRA my full attention"

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Just desserts....couldn't happen to to scummier guy.




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I love it when they eat their own.
 
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Wait I thought he was a Proud Gay dude?


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Let's see if women groups go after Harvey with the same intensity as they did with Bill O'Reilly...

<crickets>



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something about "the seriousness of the charge", correct?

shouldn't he step down, sell all his stock and assets (and give it to charity), and don the hair shirt?



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Weinstein changing strategy in his reaction to the NYT article

http://www.hollywoodreporter.c...his-attorney-1046170

Although Weinstein lawyered up in advance of today's story (as well as in front of another story said to be coming from The New Yorker), an actual filing of litigation was hardly a fait accompli.

Indeed, the initial reaction from Weinstein's camp struck a much softer tone. For instance, Weinstein's other attorney Lisa Bloom put out a statement that her client had "acknowledged mistakes," was "going to therapy" and was "an old dinosaur learning new ways." Bloom, who often stands with victims of sexual harassment and assault at press conferences, added that, "Harvey is not going to demean or attack any of the women making accusations against him."

but now,

On the heels of The New York Times' bombshell expose published Thursday about "decades of harassment" on the part of Harvey Weinstein, the mogul's attorney Charles Harder says he's preparing a lawsuit against the paper.

"The New York Times published today a story that is saturated with false and defamatory statements about Harvey Weinstein," he writes in an email to The Hollywood Reporter. "It relies on mostly hearsay accounts and a faulty report, apparently stolen from an employee personnel file, which has been debunked by nine different eyewitnesses. We sent the Times the facts and evidence, but they ignored it and rushed to publish. We are preparing the lawsuit now. All proceeds will be donated to women’s organizations."

Harder is perhaps most famous as the lawyer who represented Hulk Hogan in the litigation that brought down Gawker. He's also represented Melania Trump in a defamation action against the parent company of The Daily Mail. That case settled earlier this year. Harder also sent a cease and desist letter last year on behalf of Roger Ailes to New York Magazine, and in his career, Harder has represented many popular stars in entertainment including Reese Witherspoon and Sandra Bullock.

As a public figure, Weinstein will need to show actual malice to prevail in a defamation lawsuit against The New York Times. By discussing how the paper ignored eyewitness statements, his attorney appears to be priming the coming argument that the paper's reporters recklessly disregarded truth

But Harder's talk of stolen files hints at more exotic claims against the paper. Also, Weinstein's settlements presumably carried confidentiality obligations, and if the New York Times knew about those, the movie mogul could eye a claim for tortious interference if any of the women who settled subsequently spoke to the paper about their ordeals.
 
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Wait I thought he was a Proud Gay dude?


Isn't that Harvey Fierstein?
 
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Wait I thought he was a Proud Gay dude?


Isn't that Harvey Fierstein?


? You could be right...
I'm not a big follower of that sort of thing.


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Let's see if women groups go after Harvey with the same intensity as they did with Bill O'Reilly...

<crickets>


You'll never hear a peep of criticism from any democrat or liberal woman's organization against Weinstein. On the other hand if this was Trump or other conservative you'd never hear the end of it.
 
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He's gonna 'crash and burn'.
Sounds like he's 'going to wish he weren't alive after they're done with him'. Roll Eyes

Then again, maybe he can make a movie that will bring them to their knees. Big Grin
 
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Apparently, this was the worst kept secret in Hollywood for many many years. I wonder why the NYT is running with it now. I guess he served his purpose funding Obama and the Clintons and they no longer need him? Or maybe he got on Hillary's bad side? Something must be going on for this to become a story finally.
 
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Can't wait for the media to start asking every dem he donated to when they are going to return the donation...Every interview with every dem needs to start with that question, like they would if he had donated to republicans.



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this was Weinstein's response to the NYT article

 
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^^^^^^^^^^^^

What a scumbag, a total douchebag.

Name dropping, tutoring, therapy, mentioning mommy, throwing money at women groups, typical leftist asshole. And Dems will continue to suck this guy and take his money.



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Wait I thought he was a Proud Gay dude?


Isn't that Harvey Fierstein?


? You could be right...
I'm not a big follower of that sort of thing.


Fire as in flaming. Wink


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if he has decided to give his full attention into going after the NRA, should members of the BRA give their full attention and go after him?

seems only fair and equitable to me



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I wonder what caused the nyt to take this on? This is kinda their third rail. I wonder if he made a pass at obama's daughter.
 
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WHHHAT ?!?!

You mean the Hollywood progressives who give all their campaign donations to Dems and support liberal causes are ACTUALLY the biggest DIRTBAGS out there??

My mind is BLOWN !

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