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Putin Rep Has Unkind Words for Weinstein Accusers

Dmitry Peskov calls them 'prostitutes'

(Newser) - Vladimir Putin's top spokesman: not exactly a #metoo kind of guy. "What is a woman called who sleeps with a man for $10 million?" asked Dmitry Peskov when speaking this week at a Moscow university. "She is called a prostitute." Peskov was dismissing claims by women... More »

Ex-Assistant Tried to Stop Weinstein in 1998

She demanded that legal deal include 3 years of therapy

(Newser) - Harvey Weinstein's former assistant says she tried to stop him abusing women two decades ago, making him sign a legal agreement that required him to seek therapy and mend his ways. Zelda Perkins, who joined Miramax in London when she was in her early 20s, quit Weinstein's film... More »

Weinstein Co. Bankruptcy Lifts Secrecy Agreements

NY investigates handling of 2015 allegations

(Newser) - The Weinstein Company has filed for bankruptcy—a move that could bring yet more sexual misconduct allegations against co-founder Harvey Weinstein to the surface. The movie and TV studio says that as part of the filing, all employees will be released from nondisclosure agreements. "Today, the Company also takes... More »

Weinstein Co. Deal Collapses, Yet Again

Sources say group of investors discovered undisclosed debt

(Newser) - A group of investors pulled out of a deal to buy the beleaguered Weinstein Co. on Tuesday after discovering tens of millions of dollars in undisclosed debt, according to people familiar with the negotiations. Businesswoman Maria Contreras-Sweet, who has been leading the group of buyers along with billionaire investor Ron... More »

Robe-Clad, Oscar-Clutching Weinstein Statue Hits Hollywood

It's likely closest the producer will get to this weekend's Academy Awards

(Newser) - A statue of Harvey Weinstein was erected Thursday in Hollywood—but not the good kind of statue, ABC News reports. The golden sculpture shows the producer accused by dozens of women of sexual misconduct sitting on a couch in a robe while holding an Oscar near his groin. "The... More »

Alleged Victims May Get $90M After Sale of Weinstein Co.

Up to 95% of company assets to be acquired in $500M deal

(Newser) - The Weinstein Company will cease to exist as we know it under a new sale that also sets aside about $90 million for its co-founder Harvey Weinstein's alleged victims , reports the New York Post . The company's board has agreed to a $500 million deal to sell 90% to... More »

Harvey Weinstein Living the Good Life in Exile

The mega-producer turned pariah has reportedly been spending time, and money, in Arizona

(Newser) - Harvey Weinstein is reportedly living the good life even as he spends his days in exile from Hollywood while facing criminal investigations in three cities. Per the Los Angeles Times , the mega-producer turned Tinsel Town pariah has been spending a great deal of his time—and money—in the Phoenix... More »

Weinstein Company Says Bankruptcy Is Only Choice

Board says proposed deal would leave TWC 'hobbling toward its demise'

(Newser) - Last-ditch efforts to save The Weinstein Company have failed and bankruptcy is now the only viable option, the company's board of directors says. The studio—founded by disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein and his brother Bob in 2005—says that while "this is an extremely unfortunate outcome for our... More »

Weinstein Apologizes for Latest Legal Strategy

His lawyers cited positive statements about him by Meryl Streep and Jennifer Lawrence

(Newser) - Harvey Weinstein is apologizing—not for his alleged abuse of scores of actresses, but for a recent legal gambit. In seeking to have a class-action suit dismissed, his lawyers cited positive comments made by Meryl Streep and Jennifer Lawrence about him, a move that prompted angry responses from the actresses.... More »

Weinstein Causes Fury by Quoting Streep in His Defense

Meryl Streep calls the use of her words in his court filing 'pathetic and exploitive'

(Newser) - Harvey Weinstein wants a judge to dismiss a federal sexual misconduct lawsuit against him and invoked the words and actions of Oscar-winning actresses including Meryl Streep in his defense. Lawyers for the disgraced film mogul said Tuesday in federal court in New York that the proposed class-action lawsuit filed by... More »

Lawsuit: Weinstein Forced Staff to Facilitate 'Conquests'

NY state AG files suit that could block company sale

(Newser) - New York's attorney general says he has filed a lawsuit that could block the sale of the Weinstein Company because he doesn't want the "perpetrators" or "enablers" of sexual misconduct to be "unjustly enriched." The civil suit, which names TWC, Harvey Weinstein, and Bob... More »

'Collateral Damage': McGowan's Ex-Manager Dies by Suicide

Family slams Harvey Weinstein for involving her in scandal

(Newser) - Hollywood producer Jill Messick, who has died by suicide, was "collateral damage" in the "already horrific story" of Harvey Weinstein, her family says. In a statement to the Hollywood Reporter , the family of Rose McGowan's former manager describe her as a strong believer in the movement against... More »

Tarantino: Uma's Crash Is 'One of My Biggest Regrets'

He elaborates on her 'New York Times' interview

(Newser) - Saturday brought Uma Thurman's long-awaited detailing of the "unpleasant things" Harvey Weinstein did to her, and her recounting included a second name: the third member of the "Miramax troika," as Maureen Dowd wrote in her interview with Thurman: Quentin Tarantino. The article included Thurman's account... More »

Thurman on Weinstein: 'He Did All Kinds of Unpleasant Things'

Uma Thurman opens up about Harvey Weinstein, Quentin Tarantino

(Newser) - When asked about Harvey Weinstein back in October, Uma Thurman responded: "I've been waiting to feel less angry , and when I'm ready, I'll say what I have to say." It appears that time has come. "Thurman was the lissome goddess in the creation myth... More »

For First Time, Rose McGowan Details Alleged Weinstein Assault

It's in her new book, 'Brave'

(Newser) - Rose McGowan has accused Harvey Weinstein of raping her, and she is now detailing the alleged encounter in public for the first time, reports People . The 44-year-old writes about it in her new book, Brave, and the details come via a review in the New York Times . McGowan writes that... More »

Weinstein Accuser: I Wasn't Asked About Time's Up

Asia Argento says she wasn't invited to the Golden Globes, either

(Newser) - The women were some of the first to speak up about Harvey Weinstein—and now they're speaking up to say they were excluded from the Golden Globes. "I can only speak for myself but not only I wasn’t invited to the #GoldenGlobes: nobody asked my opinion about... More »

New York Times Speaks 'Truth' During Golden Globes

Will run a 30-second spot that highlights its role in exposing sexual harassment

(Newser) - You may not want to get up to refill your wine glass during the Golden Globes' commercial breaks on Sunday: Mashable reports the New York Times will be running a "chilling" ad that is intended to champion the paper's role in breaking the Harvey Weinstein story and exposing... More »

Posters Near Meryl Streep's Home Tie Her to Weinstein

Posters follow accusations by Rose McGowan

(Newser) - In posters near the 20th Century Fox studio lot, the actors' union headquarters, and her home, Meryl Streep is accused of allowing Harvey Weinstein to allegedly prey on women for decades, according to the Hollywood Reporter . The posters feature a picture of Streep with Weinstein; a red bar across Streep'... More »

Harvey's Ex Assistant Describes Her Unyielding NDA

Zelda Perkins speaks to the BBC

(Newser) - In the late '90s, Zelda Perkins was Harvey Weinstein's assistant, and she recalls the man as "extremely exciting, brilliant, stimulating"—and a "repulsive monster" and "power addict." Perkins signed a non-disclosure agreement in 1998 and was paid $168,000 over an incident involving... More »

Meryl Streep Responds to Rose McGowan Attack

She says she's sorry McGowan sees her as an adversary

(Newser) - Meryl Streep says she is "truly sorry" that Rose McGowan seems to see her as an "adversary," because they are on the same side against movie industry "bastards" like Harvey Weinstein and other "entitled bosses." In a public statement issued in response to McGowan'... More »

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