Harvey Weinstein

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DA: Detective Told Weinstein Accuser to Delete Phone Data

It's the latest problem to roil prosecutors' case against the producer

(Newser) - The sexual assault case against Harvey Weinstein was roiled Wednesday for the second time in a week by what New York City prosecutors said was a police detective's improper conduct, the AP reports. Detective Nicholas DiGaudio, whose alleged witness coaching prompted the dismissal of part of the case last... More »

Harvey Weinstein Gets Rare Good News in Court

Judge drops the part of the case against him brought by one of 3 accusers

(Newser) - Harvey Weinstein still faces charges of sexual assault, but he now faces one fewer of them. A judge in Manhattan on Thursday dismissed the allegations brought against the former Hollywood mogul by one of three women, reports Variety . An actress named Lucia Evans had accused Weinstein of forcing her to... More »

Rose McGowan: I Spent 20 Years 'Plotting Revenge' for Weinstein

Actress also blasts Hollywood 'losers,' denies she called #MeToo 'a lie'

(Newser) - On Wednesday, Rose McGowan commemorated the anniversary of #MeToo, "one of the hardest years of my life" and "a year of triggering for so many." As for the movement itself, an interview in the Sunday Times Magazine over the weekend painted the 45-year-old actress as coming down... More »

She Says Business Meeting With Weinstein Ended in Rape

Part of the meeting was caught on video

(Newser) - A video of Harvey Weinstein caressing and propositioning a woman who accused him of rape aired on television Wednesday, the AP reports. Melissa Thompson, who sued Weinstein in June, said she made the recording, shown by Sky News , while demonstrating video technology for the movie mogul-turned-#MeToo villain at his New... More »

As NBC Defends Itself, Ronan Farrow Takes a Shot

Journalist says network is being misleading about how it handled the Weinstein story

(Newser) - The Harvey Weinstein scandal is leading to another controversy that just keeps growing: how NBC News handled the investigation. Network exec Andy Lack defended NBC in a memo to employees Monday, but reporter Ronan Farrow then accused Lack of fudging the facts, reports CNN . It all centers on a serious... More »

Accusations Fly Over NBC News and a Bombshell Story

Producer who worked with Ronan Farrow speaks out

(Newser) - Soon after Ronan Farrow's Pulitzer Prize-winning expose on Harvey Weinstein ran in the New Yorker came word that he had originally been working on the piece for NBC News. Farrow said the network dropped the story, and when initially asked why , he said, "You would have to ask... More »

Rose McGowan: I Know How Asia Argento Texts Leaked

She says the person she is dating gave authorities evidence that wound up on TMZ

(Newser) - Rose McGowan has released a statement on the allegations against Asia Argento that claims the person McGowan herself is dating is the one who handed over the implicating text messages that wound up on TMZ . Per Variety , McGowan says the model she's dating, Rain Dove, learned from Argento that... More »

Asia Argento: My Accuser Is Lying, Bourdain Was Involved

Actress says boyfriend, the late Anthony Bourdain, helped pay off Jimmy Bennett

(Newser) - Actress Asia Argento has responded to the bombshell allegation that she herself has sexually abused someone with a forceful denial—and she also brings her former boyfriend, the late Anthony Bourdain, into the picture. In a statement to journalist Yashar Ali, Argento begins with the denial: “I strongly deny... More »

Now LA Cops Are Investigating Asia Argento

Police want to talk to Jimmy Bennett after he said he had sex with the Italian actress when he was 17

(Newser) - Authorities said Monday they're now looking into sexual assault allegations against Italian actress Asia Argento—one of the most prominent activists of the #MeToo movement. Los Angeles County Sheriff's Capt. Darren Harris said investigators want to talk to Jimmy Bennett or his representatives about the alleged incident at... More »

Asia Argento Paid $380K to Settle With Accuser of Her Own

Jimmy Bennett played her son in 2004's ' The Heart is Deceitful Above All Things'

(Newser) - One of Harvey Weinstein's most prominent accusers settled a sexual assault claim from her own accuser last year, according to legal documents. Months after she came forward with her allegations against Weinstein last year, Asia Argento paid $380,000 to Jimmy Bennett, who played her son in the 2004... More »

Weinstein Accuser's Emails: 'Hate Feeling Like a Booty Call'

Movie producer's lawyers hope emails derail her case by proving a consensual relationship

(Newser) - Before telling authorities Harvey Weinstein had raped her, his accuser sent emails after the alleged attack welcoming plans to get together, seeking advice, and telling him no one "understands me quite like you," per court papers his lawyers filed Friday. The woman, who hasn't been publicly IDed,... More »

Insurance Companies to Weinstein: Forget About It

Accused rapist is locked in a legal battle with his insurers

(Newser) - Harvey Weinstein is locked in a messy battle with insurance companies over his steadily mounting legal bills, the AP reports. The insurance giant Chubb and other carriers that wrote liability policies for Weinstein and his film company are arguing in court that they shouldn't have to pay for his... More »

Weinstein Asks Judge to Toss Ashley Judd Lawsuit

His lawyers say alleged harassment wasn't 'pervasive'

(Newser) - Harvey Weinstein's lawyers asked a judge Wednesday to dismiss Ashley Judd's lawsuit against him , saying allegations that he tried to hurt her career after she rejected him sexually are baseless and were filed far too late, the AP reports. In the federal court filing in Los Angeles, the... More »

Weinstein Out on Bail as Legal Troubles Grow

Former movie exec pleads not guilty in case involving a 3rd woman

(Newser) - The charges keep piling up for Harvey Weinstein: The 66-year-old disgraced movie mogul pleaded not guilty Monday to more sexual assault allegations, reports the Daily News . Weinstein's previous legal trouble involved alleged assaults on two women, and Monday's charges add a third woman. Prosecutors say Weinstein performed oral... More »

Harvey Weinstein, Paralegal?

That's the disgraced movie producer's new side gig, according to his attorney

(Newser) - It might be tough for Harvey Weinstein to find a job these days, so he's apparently created one for himself, reports Vanity Fair . After a hearing Monday in which he pleaded not guilty to three new sex-crime charges, lawyer Ben Brafman said that the disgraced movie producer was still... More »

More Charges for Weinstein, 2 With Potential Life Sentences

Harvey Weinstein hit with 3 more sex crime charges having to do with alleged 3rd victim

(Newser) - Harvey Weinstein, who was already facing three sex crime charges stemming from incidents with two women, was indicted on three more charges Monday. The new felony sex charges, two of which carry a potential sentence of 10 years to life, arose from a 2006 incident in which he allegedly forcibly... More »

Harvey Weinstein Enters a Plea: Not Guilty

He quietly answered a series of yes and no questions from the judge

(Newser) - Harvey Weinstein pleaded not guilty Tuesday to rape and criminal sex act charges in New York, reports the AP . Weinstein quietly answered a series of yes and no questions from Judge James Burke asking if he understood his rights at the hearing in Manhattan after a grand jury indicted the... More »

Harvey Weinstein Story Will Be a Horror Film

Brian De Palma has project in the works

(Newser) - Brian De Palma is turning his filmmaking eye on the life of Harvey Weinstein—and yes, it will be a horror film. "I'm writing a film about this scandal, a project I’m talking about with a French producer," the director of off-kilter Hollywood classics like Carrie,... More »

Harvey Weinstein Indicted on Rape, Criminal Sex Act Charges

His lawyer says they'll fight the indictment

(Newser) - Harvey Weinstein was indicted Wednesday on rape and criminal sex act charges, furthering the first criminal case to arise from a slate of sexual misconduct allegations against the former movie mogul. Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. said the indictment brings Weinstein "another step closer to accountability." The... More »

Rape Accuser Was in Decade-Long Relationship With Weinstein: Lawyer

Says one of the allegations against producer is 'absurd'

(Newser) - The woman who has accused Harvey Weinstein of rape in his criminal case was in a decade-long relationship with him that continued after the alleged attack in a Manhattan hotel room in 2013, a lawyer for the film producer said Tuesday. Attorney Benjamin Brafman made the remark after meeting behind... More »

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