Harvey Weinstein

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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 »

Rose McGowan Slams Streep, Who Worked for 'Pig Monster'

She's not happy about Golden Globes protest plan on Weinstein, sexual misconduct

(Newser) - Wearing black to the Golden Globes isn't the right way to protest the sexual harassment and assault carried out by "Pig Monster" Harvey Weinstein and other Hollywood figures, Rose McGowan says. The actress responded to reports that Meryl Streep and other actresses were planning to wear black to... More »

Minnie Driver Shuts Down Matt Damon on Sex Harassment

Actress lit into her ex after his comments on 'spectrum of behavior'

(Newser) - Matt Damon opined this week that the wave of sex harassment and assault claims sweeping Hollywood and society at large include "a spectrum of behavior" and that "none of us came here perfect," and the woman he once dumped on Oprah wasted no time in shutting him... More »

Peter Jackson; Weinstein Got Me to Avoid 2 Actresses

Director now suspects it was 'smear campaign' against Mira Sorvino and Ashley Judd

(Newser) - The Lord of the Rings franchise might have two different faces in it if not for Harvey Weinstein. Director Peter Jackson tells New Zealand's Stuff that he pitched the films to Weinstein's Miramax studio in the late 1990s and received some advice about casting actresses Mira Sorvino and... More »

You May Be Afraid to Type Your Favorite TV Show Into This Site

Rotten Apples lists films, shows linked to those with sex misconduct accusations against them

(Newser) - There have been so many allegations of sexual misconduct in Hollywood since the Harvey Weinstein story broke that it's been hard to keep track. Now one group is trying to do just that, with a site Vanity Fair is calling "Rotten Tomatoes with a post-Weinstein twist." The... More »

Salma Hayek Details Her Own Harvey Weinstein Ordeal

'I will kill you, don’t think I can’t'

(Newser) - Salma Hayek joins the long list of women in Hollywood accusing Harvey Weinstein of sexual misconduct with a searing op-ed in the New York Times . "For years, he was my monster," she writes. Looking back, she now thinks it was only her friendship with the likes of Quentin... More »

Rose McGowan to Alyssa Milano: 'You Make Me Want to Vomit'

McGowan goes after former co-star for her defense of Harvey Weinstein's ex

(Newser) - Rose McGowan lit into one of her former Charmed co-stars Friday for saying nice things about Harvey Weinstein's ex. "You make me want to vomit. You actually gave me a body flashback. Well done, fake one - People," McGowan tweeted to Alyssa Milano. "People" is a... More »

Lena Dunham: I Told Clinton Campaign About Weinstein

Campaign officials deny she called him a 'rapist'

(Newser) - During Barack Obama's presidency, Harvey Weinstein liked to boast, "I know the president of the United States. Who do you know?" In a lengthy story, the New York Times reports it was a connection used to "enhance his reputation as well as his power to intimidate."... More »

Time Names Short List for Person of the Year

Trump, Kim Jong Un, Patty Jenkins, and Jeff Bezos are among those in the final 10

(Newser) - President Trump? Kim Jong Un? Or perhaps Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins? All three are on the short list to be Time magazine's Person of the Year. The magazine released a list of 10 names on the Today show Monday morning, in advance of the final pick Wednesday morning.... More »

Uma Thurman Responds to Response to Weinstein Post

'It's so much better not to sit alone'

(Newser) - Uma Thurman has been judicious in her comments about Harvey Weinstein. Three weeks ago she told a reporter she was "waiting to feel less angry, and when I'm ready, I'll say what I have to say." That moment came on Thanksgiving, when she said #metoo on... More »

Weinstein Accused of Sex Trafficking

British woman files suit under US trafficking law

(Newser) - The range of foul behavior Harvey Weinstein is accused of has now expanded to include sex trafficking. British actress Kadian Noble, who says Weinstein forced her to perform sexual acts in a hotel room during the Cannes film festival in 2014, filed a lawsuit against the disgraced producer, his brother... More »

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