Harvey Weinstein

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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 »

These Are the Books Weinstein Was Carrying When Arrested

One is a biography of director Elia Kazan, who was scorned by Hollywood in his day

(Newser) - As Harvey Weinstein did his perp walk into the NYPD's 1st Precinct Friday to be booked on rape and sexual abuse charges, he was spotted carrying three books—and Time has the details. One was Something Wonderful: Rodgers and Hammerstein's Broadway Revolution. A second was a 2006 biography... More »

With a 'Smirk,' Weinstein Turns Himself In to NYPD

Disgraced film producer will reportedly be brought up on charges of rape, forced oral sex

(Newser) - "Today a man whose actions were so egregious that they spawned a global reckoning has been taken into custody." That man, described in a tweet by the Time's Up organization, is Harvey Weinstein, who USA Today says turned himself in to the NYPD and Manhattan District Attorney'... More »

TMZ Report: Weinstein Will Surrender, Be Charged With Sex Crime

Charges are said to relate to woman who says she was forced to give producer oral sex

(Newser) - Law enforcement sources tell TMZ that Harvey Weinstein will surrender to authorities Friday morning and be charged with a sex crime in New York. According to the gossip site's sources, the charges are related to allegations from Lucia Evans, who says the disgraced producer forced her to perform oral... More »

Weinstein's Wife Speaks: I'm Not a Victim

Georgina Chapman gets personal with 'Vogue' about life after scandal on her husband broke

(Newser) - One woman in the Harvey Weinstein orbit we hadn't heard from yet is finally opening up. Wife Georgina Chapman, who has hunkered down in private since revelations about her husband's sexual misconduct came to light, speaks to Jonathan Van Meter for Vogue . He writes that the night before... More »

Dershowitz Is Now Helping Harvey Weinstein's Defense

Celebrity lawyer joins effort to obtain 'exculpatory' emails

(Newser) - A former member of OJ Simpson's defense team is now assisting Harvey Weinstein. Alan Dershowitz—a Harvard Law School professor and frequent guest on cable news—is serving as a consultant to Weinstein's effort to obtain emails from The Weinstein Company that he sent and received before he... More »

Ashley Judd Sues Weinstein for 'Torpedoing' Her Career

She says he was retaliating after she rejected his advances

(Newser) - Ashley Judd says that 20 years ago, she felt something "unseen" holding her acting career back—and in December last year, she realized that it was Harvey Weinstein, getting revenge for her rejection of his sexual advances. In a lawsuit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court on Monday, Judd... More »

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 »

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