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Bob Weinstein: Harvey Asked Me to Pay Women $600K; I Did

But Bob Weinstein says he didn't know 2 women had accused his brother of harassment

(Newser) - Ronan Farrow continues his investigation into Harvey Weinstein's sexual assault and harassment settlements with a new piece in the New Yorker , offering the strongest evidence yet that Weinstein's brother and Weinstein Company partner was in the know. Though Bob Weinstein has denied prior knowledge of allegations from more... More »

'This Has Haunted Me': Weinstein Accuser Alleges '70s Rape

Meaning timeline of allegations now stretches over 4 decades

(Newser) - It's been more than three weeks since that first New York Times story opened the floodgates on the Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment and assault scandal, and since that exposé, dozens of women have come forward with related stories to tell about the disgraced producer. A new story in the... More »

Weinstein Sues Company He Founded

Producer wants access to his The Weinstein Co. email account

(Newser) - In the wake of numerous allegations of sexual harassment and assault, Harvey Weinstein is suing the company he founded and that recently ousted him as chairman, Reuters reports. The producer filed a lawsuit against The Weinstein Co. on Thursday in Delaware. According to TMZ , Weinstein is seeking access to his... More »

In Private, Weinstein Brothers Were at War With Each Other

Death of their mother may have led to change: report

(Newser) - Bob Weinstein's prior knowledge of the sexual harassment and assault allegations now piling up against his brother, Harvey Weinstein, isn't clear. What is clear is that the brothers were in the midst of a rift that the scandal would only expose. According to the Los Angeles Times , the... More »

As Weinstein Resigns, Allegations Emerge Against His Brother

Harvey Weinstein resigns from Weinstein Company board

(Newser) - Harvey Weinstein is all the way out at the company he founded. He resigned from the Weinstein Company's board of directors Tuesday, more than a week after he was fired from his role as co-chairman of the company following a reportedly explosive board meeting . Per TMZ , Weinstein's contract... More »

Longtime Trump Associate May Save Weinstein Company

Financier Thomas Barrack of Colony Capital provides cash infusion

(Newser) - The beleaguered Weinstein Company has just secured what the New York Times calls a "financial lifeline." The Hollywood company, reeling from the sexual harassment and assault claims against co-founder Harvey Weinstein, struck a deal with Colony Capital for an "immediate capital infusion," TWC says in a... More »

Oscars Board Has Only Booted 1 Member Before Weinstein

Embattled producer is out after emergency session, but Polanksi and Cosby remain

(Newser) - The swift move by Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to r evoke Harvey Weinstein's membership was virtually unprecedented, reports the AP . The decision was reached in an emergency session by the world's top movie organization and home to the Oscars. Only one person is thought to... More »

Bob Weinstein Is 'Mortified and Disgusted'

He wants Academy to expel 'sick and depraved' brother

(Newser) - Bob Weinstein is "mortified and disgusted" at the actions of his "sick and depraved" older brother—and he wants Harvey Weinstein to get "the justice he deserves." Bob tells the Hollywood Reporter that he knew Harvey was a philanderer, but he "had no idea about... More »

'He's Big and Fat, So I Had to Be Forceful to Resist Him'

New Harvey Weinstein accusers emerge

(Newser) - Harvey Weinstein, facing the implosion of his career and his marriage amid a flood of sexual assault and misconduct allegations, says he's seeking help. "I gotta get help, guys," he told reporters outside his 22-year-old daughter's Los Angeles home Wednesday, per TMZ , which reports that he... More »

Weinstein's Wife Condemns Him and Leaves Him

'My heart breaks for all the women who have suffered tremendous pain'

(Newser) - The Manhattan district attorney's office says it is strongly encouraging women who may have been abused by Harvey Weinstein to come forward—but it is too late to prosecute him in a 2015 groping case. Manhattan Chief Assistant DA Karen Friedman-Agnifilo says they would have prosecuted Weinstein for forcibly... More »

Late-Night Hosts Weigh In on Weinstein Scandal

'NYT' denies 'gutting' Weinstein story in 2004

(Newser) - Harvey Weinstein may have no future in Hollywood—but his sexual misconduct scandal is causing a lot of people to delve into the past. Amid questions over whether the producer's predatory behavior could have been halted a lot sooner, New York Times Executive Editor Dean Baquet has denied Sharon... More »

Harvey Weinstein Fired From Company That Bears His Name

The Weinstein Co.'s board of directors announced his termination Sunday

(Newser) - Harvey Weinstein has been fired from the Weinstein Co., effective immediately, three days after an expose detailed decades of allegations of sexual abuse against the movie mogul. In a statement, the company's board of directors announced his termination Sunday night, capping the swift downfall of one of Hollywood's... More »

Report: 'Bombshells' Coming, Harvey Weinstein Lawyers Up

'I want to buy the movie rights,' he quips

(Newser) - Movie producer Harvey Weinstein has hired some high-powered lawyers and crisis managers ahead of upcoming "bombshell" stories from the New York Times and the New Yorker about his personal behavior, Variety reports. The stories detail "sexual allegations and improper workplace behavior," according to Variety, though both publications... More »

Netflix's Latest Coup: Debut of Crouching Tiger Sequel

Martial arts movie part of deal to shake up movie biz

(Newser) - The sequel to Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon is set to deliver a high-flying kick to the movie business as we know it with a first-of-its kind distribution deal. The deal with the Weinstein Co. will see the martial arts movie released simultaneously on Netflix and in some Imax theaters next... More »

Kidman's Grace Humiliated at Cannes

It's absolutely slammed by critics

(Newser) - To say the premiere of Grace of Monaco, with Nicole Kidman in the title role, did not go well last night at Cannes would be an understatement. In an absolutely scathing review at the Guardian , Peter Bradshaw calls the biopic "a breathtaking catastrophe ... a film so awe-inspiringly wooden that... More »

Weinstein Co. in Trouble, Despite Success of Basterds

Company needs more hits to pull itself out of debt

(Newser) - Inglourious Basterds’ success has provided a stay of execution for Weinstein Co., but the firm needs several more blockbusters like it to stay afloat, sources tell the Wall Street Journal reports. The 4-year-old company hasn’t released as many films as it thought it would, but it’s burned through... More »

Basterds' Opening Day Is Tarantino's Best

(Newser) - Harvey Weinstein can breathe a sigh of relief. Inglourious Basterds mowed down the competition at the box office yesterday with an estimated haul of $14.3 million, reports Variety. That makes it Tarantino’s best opening ever, and the second-highest R-rated opener August has ever seen—behind American Pie 2... More »

Weinsteins to Basterds: Please Save Our Careers

Fallen Miramax founders desperate for Hollywood comeback

(Newser) - Once Hollywood’s highbrow hitmakers, Bob and Harvey Weinstein are hitless, humbled, and hoping that a movie about Nazi-killers can save them, the New York Times reports. They once raked in Oscars by producing films like Pulp Fiction and The English Patient, but since leaving Miramax to start their own... More »

Doubling Best-Pic Nominations a Winning Move

Dark Knight , Wall-E would have been in running

(Newser) - We should all thank the Academy for its decision to double the number of Best Picture nominees next year, writes Lane Brown in New York. A few reasons why:
  • More “crowd-pleasing hits” will be in the running, meaning a ratings jump—which in turn means more exposure for the
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NBC Releases Project Runway to Lifetime

Legal jousting over, show back in summer to face Bravo knockoff

(Newser) - After a nearly season-long hiatus, Project Runway will finally be back on air this summer, the Washington Post reports. In an out-of-court deal, the Weinstein Co. has agreed to pay NBC for allowing the show to move to Lifetime. And—as is common in the fashion world—NBC plans to... More »

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