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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 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 »

5 US Brands That May Vanish in 2018

2 are tied to this year's #MeToo movement

(Newser) - We'll soon lock 2017 away in our memory banks, but our recollections aren't the only things we may be leaving behind. Major US brands could be disappearing, per 24/7 Wall St. , a result of factors such as lagging customer demand, cuts from up high in corporate, and bad... More »

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 »

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