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'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 »

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 »

Report: Harvey Weinstein's Brother Was 'Abusive,' 'Bully'

The lower-profile Weinstein brother was the problem one, says ex-Disney chief

(Newser) - Bob Weinstein called older brother Harvey Weinstein's alleged misbehavior " sick and depraved ," but the spotlight is now turning to the younger brother. After allegations by a producer that Bob Weinstein sexually harassed her, the Wall Street Journal reports that former employees and colleagues describe the lower-profile Weinstein... 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 »

Woody Allen Doesn't Want Weinstein-Inspired 'Witch Hunt'

He says he feels 'sad' for producer

(Newser) - Woody Allen says he's sad for everybody involved in the Harvey Weinstein scandal—including Harvey Weinstein. The whole thing "is very sad for everybody involved," he tells the BBC . "Tragic for the poor women that were involved, sad for Harvey that [his] life is so messed... 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 »

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 »

Weinsteins Sue Warner Bros Over 3-Part Hobbit Film

They say it was a plot to deprive them of money

(Newser) - If you thought you were annoyed when you heard Warner Bros. was turning a 300-page children's book into three epic movies, well, you're probably not quite as annoyed as the Weinstein brothers. In fact, Bob and Harvey are suing Warner over the decision to make three Hobbit movies,... More »

Michael Moore Sues Over Fahrenheit 9/11

Filmmaker says Harvey and Bob Weinstein kept profits from him

(Newser) - Fahrenheit 9/11 cemented Michael Moore’s reputation as a high-profile documentary filmmaker—but he claims he didn’t get enough money for the 2004 movie, and now he’s suing Harvey and Bob Weinstein over it. In the suit, Moore seeks at least $2.7 million and accuses the Weinsteins... 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 »

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 »

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