Just days after being transferred to the Wende Correctional Facility from NYC’s Rikers Island, the Oscar winning producer and convicted rapist is now in medical isolation, a New York state law enforcement official confirms.
Both women that Weinstein was convicted of assaulting — a once-aspiring actress and a former TV and film production assistant — spoke in court Wednesday before Judge James Burke announced the sentence, confronting Weinstein again after their testimony helped seal his conviction at the landmark #MeToo trial.
He was found guilty of criminal sex act for assaulting production assistant Mimi Haleyi at his apartment in 2006 and third-degree rape of a woman in 2013. The jury found him not guilty on the most serious charge, predatory sexual assault, that could have resulted in a life sentence.
Court TV — which is covering the rape trial of movie mogul Harvey Weinstein live and gavel-to-gavel — today will unveil Court TV Instant Replay, a new feature that will bring everything said in open court of the camera-less trial to viewers immediately. Seasoned voice talent will read trial transcripts, statements and exchanges verbatim in real […]
Two of movie mogul Harvey Weinstein’s attorneys and two of his accusers sit down for exclusive interviews with Court TV’s Seema Iyer in a two-night primetime event Nov. 4 and Nov. 5 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. Iyer’s interviews with Weinstein Attorneys Donna Rotunno and Damon Cheronis air on Monday, Nov. 4, with conversations with alleged victims Kadian Noble and Hope Exiner […]
Harvey Weinstein looked on as a judge agreed to dismiss the lone charge related to Lucia Evans, who helped spark the #MeToo movement a year ago when she told The New Yorker that the Hollywood mogul had forced her to perform oral sex in 2004 when she was a college student and fledgling actress.
Ronan Farrow tweeted that NBC News Chairman Andy Lack’s statement contained several false and misleading statements — in particular Lack’s claim that Farrow had no women ready to publicly identify themselves with their accusations against Harvey Weinstein.
Andy Lack, NBC’s news chairman, has sent an exhaustive defense of the network’s handling of Ronan Farrow’s investigation of Weinstein to his staff members, saying any speculation that the disgraced Hollywood mogul had any role in the network’s rejection of the story was baseless. NBC’s decision not to air a story became an embarrassment, and returned to the news last week when Farrow’s former producer publicly criticized the network.
“As alleged in our complaint, The Weinstein Company repeatedly broke New York law by failing to protect its employees from pervasive sexual harassment, intimidation, and discrimination,” state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said in court papers filed against Harvey Weinstein and the company.
Nine industry women share what it was like to expose long-kept secrets and create a movement of solidarity by calling out the media mogul for harassment and assault: “Everything came rushing back” … “It was like PTSD” … “It was the first time I realized I wasn’t alone.”
The producer Harvey Weinstein relied on powerful relationships across industries to provide him with cover as accusations of sexual misconduct piled up for decades.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Harvey Weinstein is no longer a member of the Directors Guild of America. A DGA representative said Weinstein resigned his membership effective Monday. Weinstein has been expelled from a number of professional guilds and organizations, including the Producer’s Guild and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences since dozens of […]
Legal woes for Weinstein Co. mounted Wednesday when the company was hit with a class-action lawsuit on behalf of dozens of women accusing co-founder Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault, battery and lewd conduct.
The actress is identified only as Jane Doe in the sexual battery lawsuit filed Tuesday in Los Angeles Superior Court. It alleges that Harvey Weinstein held the woman against her will while Weinstein engaged in sexual situations.
In the fall of 2016, Harvey Weinstein set out to suppress allegations that he had sexually harassed or assaulted numerous women. He began to hire private security agencies to collect information on the women and the journalists trying to expose the allegations.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The organization that bestows the Emmy Awards has voted to expel Harvey Weinstein in the wake of numerous allegations of sexual harassment and abuse against the producer. The Television Academy says its leadership voted Monday to ban the producer for life. Weinstein is primarily known as a film producer but his […]
Fox has devoted more than 12½ hours of airtime to the Harvey Weinstein story since Oct. 5, when The New York Times broke the story about his misconduct, according to the liberal media watchdog Media Matters for America. By contrast, Fox has spent 20 minutes, 46 seconds, on the accusations against Bill O’Reilly since the Times revealed many of them in April, the group said. A news organization’s instinct to downplay a story that reflects poorly on itself isn’t unusual. But in this case, some are attributing the disparity to politics.
Los Angeles police detectives have interviewed a possible victim who recently reported she was sexually assaulted by film mogul Harvey Weinstein in 2013.
Criticized for earlier overlooking the scandal, Saturday Night Live addressed it this weekend, with varying degrees of comfort and effectiveness.
It wasn’t just the complicit silence around Harvey Weinstein’s sexual harassment that made it so dangerous. It was the opposite of silence, too. It was the public humiliation that could be used to retaliate against alleged victims who spoke out. Weinstein used the media like a bludgeon to keep his alleged victims in line, by many accounts. He did it skillfully — and with plenty of help.
At a previously-scheduled town hall meeting for NBC News staffers today, news president Noah Oppenheim said that NBC didn’t feel the Harvey Weinstein story as presented by Ronan Farrow this summer had all the elements needed for airing. He said the notion that NBC would try to cover for a powerful person was deeply offensive.
Ronan Farrow began working on his blockbuster New Yorker story documenting decades of sexual harassment and sexual abuse allegations against movie mogul Harvey Weinstein last December. All of that reporting was for NBC News.
In the course of a 10-month investigation by The New Yorker, 13 women said that, between the 1990s and 2015, Harvey Weinstein sexually harassed or assaulted them. The allegations that corroborate and overlap with the New York Times’ revelations, and also include far more serious claims. Three women said that Weinstein raped them.
Hosts of the latenight talk shows broke their silence on the allegations of sexual harassment against the Hollywood producer.
Three days was all it took to topple one of Hollywood’s most high-profile and sharp-elbowed moguls — a combative power player who, like few ever have, regularly dominated the Academy Awards. But it was the all-powerful Harvey Weinstein who was ousted Sunday night from the company he co-founded and that bears his name. Following a devastating New York Times expose that detailed years of sexual harassment allegations against Weinstein, the Weinstein Co. co-chairman was unceremoniously fired by his brother, Bob, and three other directors on the film and TV company’s board.
The Weinstein Co.’s television operations have been far more successful than the company’s feature business in the past few years. Harvey Weinstein has been adept at packaging projects and leveraging his connections to meet the voracious demand for TV content. But that business is in jeopardy with the detailed revelations of alleged sexual harassment and inappropriate behavior that Weinstein allegedly exhibited in the context of his work as a producer.
An investigation by The New York Times found previously undisclosed allegations against Hollywood producer Harvey 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 Co.
Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein has enlisted a team of attorneys to fight planned articles in The New York Times and the New Yorker that are said to be about his personal behavior.
The Weinstein Co., founded eight years ago by Harvey Weinstein and his brother, Bob, is making a surge into TV production that will soon test whether it can extend its success in film to the world of television.The heavy investment in the production and sale of TV series mirrors changes occurring elsewhere in Hollywood.