Harvey Weinstein

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Report: Weinstein's Accusers to Tentatively Get $25M

Settlement agreement would not require him to admit wrongdoing: NYT

(Newser) - On the same day Harvey Weinstein's bail was jacked way up in his criminal case, big news also made headlines in his civil case: The producer and the board of his bankrupt film studio have reached a tentative settlement deal with many of his alleged victims, the New York ... More »

Harvey Weinstein's Bail Is Jacked Way Up

Following allegations he mishandled his ankle monitor

(Newser) - Harvey Weinstein’s bail was increased from $1 million to $5 million on Wednesday over allegations he violated bail conditions by mishandling his electronic ankle monitor. Judge James Burke rejected prosecution calls to put the disgraced movie mogul in jail over the alleged violation but did warn he would revoke... More »

Prosecutor: Weinstein Messed With Ankle Monitor

Weinstein's attorney says it was tech 'glitches' that caused him to fall off radar for hours

(Newser) - Some people don't like the fact that Harvey Weinstein is out from behind bars while he awaits his January trial on rape and sexual assault charges. Now, a New York City prosecutor wants to make the disgraced movie producer's release conditions more onerous, asking a judge to increase... More »

Comic Who Faced Weinstein: I Laughed at a 'Monster'

Kelly Bachman explains what was going through her mind during last week's incident at NYC bar

(Newser) - The comedian who confronted Harvey Weinstein during her set at a Manhattan bar last week was heckled, booed, and ultimately booted from the venue. Now Kelly Bachman is speaking out again, this time via an opinion piece in the New York Times in which she says she's "proud"... More »

Maddow Gets Emotional Over 'Silence' at NBC

The MSNBC host speaks up about sexual harassment and NDAs

(Newser) - Activists called upon NBC Universal on Saturday to allow former employees to speak out freely on sexual harassment in the workplace without restriction, rather than having to come to the company first to be released from non-disclosure agreements, the AP reports. The company said Saturday that any former employee who... More »

Female Comic Sees Weinstein at Bar, Works Him Into Set

Kelly Bachman and an audience member who confronted him got kicked out

(Newser) - Two people say they were kicked out of a New York City bar on Wednesday for addressing the "elephant in the room": Harvey Weinstein seated at a nearby table with young women. "It's Freddy Krueger in the room, if you will. I didn't know that we... More »

Rose McGowan: 'I Refuse to Be Intimidated Any Longer'

The actor files a racketeering suit against Harvey Weinstein

(Newser) - "My life was upended by their actions, and I refuse to be intimidated any longer." So said Rose McGowan Wednesday after filing suit against Harvey Weinstein and his former associates, USA Today reports. The racketeering suit makes 11 complaints—including fraud, wiretapping, computer crimes, and invasion of privacy—... More »

NBC Exec Comes Out Fighting After Farrow Accusations

Network's president says ex-employee has 'an ax to grind'

(Newser) - Ronan Farrow's name is spread across headlines Tuesday as his new expose hits bookshelves. From Catch and Kill, CNN pulls the claim that National Enquirer Editor-in-Chief Dylan Howard directed staffers to shred "a Trump-related document" held in a safe as reporters investigated the tabloid's "catch and... More »

New York Panel Rejects Weinstein's Request

Movie mogul can't move his trial out of the state

(Newser) - Harvey Weinstein has lost a longshot bid to move his sexual assault trial out of New York City, the AP reports. A state appellate panel rejected the request Thursday. It dismissed the movie mogul’s concerns he wouldn’t get a fair trial in the world’s media capital. The... More »

Weinstein Fires Back at Gwyneth Paltrow

His team rips Paltrow's 'gratuitous' claims

(Newser) - Gwyneth Paltrow was one of the first to come out against Harvey Weinstein when his alleged sexual harassment of women in Hollywood first started making headlines, and in a new book about those who broke the story , more details about her involvement is emerging. She Said: Breaking the Sexual Harassment ... More »

Book: Allred's Daughter Wanted to Smear Weinstein Accusers

And Bob Weinstein told his brother that his 'misbehavior' 'brought shame' on the family

(Newser) - Harvey Weinstein's brother knew about his "misbehavior" and urged him to get help two years before the movie mogul's downfall, according to a new book from two New York Times journalists who helped expose Weinstein's sexual misconduct. "You have brought shame to the family and... More »

Judge to Weinstein: Put Away Your Phone

He pleads not guilty as trial is delayed until January

(Newser) - Movie mogul Harvey Weinstein pleaded not guilty to a new indictment Monday that includes revised charges of predatory sexual assault, a development that caused the judge to delay the start of his trial until early next year. The change to the case was intended to open the door for an... More »

Madonna: Harvey Weinstein 'Crossed Lines'

Describes movie mogul as 'incredibly sexually flirtatious' with her

(Newser) - At 60, Madonna reflects on a career that wasn't all sunshine and roses in a New York Times feature out Wednesday. In the process, she describes publicly for the first time the stain that was her interaction with Harvey Weinstein during the making of her 1991 documentary, Truth or ... More »

Report: Weinstein Reaches $44M Deal With Accusers

Sources say insurance will cover settlement

(Newser) - Harvey Weinstein's legal team has reached a tentative deal to settle the many lawsuits pending against the disgraced former movie mogul, insiders say. Sources tell the Wall Street Journal that the $44 million deal includes $30 million to pay plaintiffs—including former employees of the Weinstein Company and studio... More »

Harvey Weinstein's Lawyer Is Out of a Big Job

Ronald Sullivan loses job as faculty dean at Harvard after protests

(Newser) - Law professor Ronald Sullivan and his wife, Stephanie Robinson, were Harvard's first African-American faculty deans in history, and both are out of the gig after the university caved to pressure to dump Sullivan over his side job: That of defense attorney for Harvey Weinstein. Harvard cited "serious and... More »

Judge Dismisses Claim Against Harvey Weinstein

But Ashley Judd can still sue for defamation

(Newser) - One of the first women to publicly accuse Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment has had part of her case rejected on a technicality. A federal judge in Los Angeles dismissed Ashley Judd's sexual harassment case Wednesday, but ruled that her defamation case against the disgraced producer could proceed, reports... More »

Bad News for Weinstein in Court

Judge declines to dismiss indictment

(Newser) - Harvey Weinstein is still facing sexual assault charges in New York. The disgraced filmmaker's defense team wanted a Manhattan judge to dismiss the case against him after allegations that a NYPD detective interfered with witnesses , but the judge on Thursday refused to do so, telling prosecution and defense lawyers... More »

Weinstein Sends Email to Close Friends, and It Gets Leaked

He complains of the last year as 'my worst nightmare'

(Newser) - "I've had one hell of a year," might be the understatement of the year coming from Harvey Weinstein. A Monday email from Weinstein's personal email account, in which he criticizes police investigators while describing "the worst nightmare of my life," has leaked to media... More »

Weinstein Sued Over Another Alleged Rape

This time by actress Paz de la Huerta

(Newser) - Actress Paz de la Huerta filed a lawsuit Tuesday accusing disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein of raping her in 2010 and then embarking on a campaign of harassment that harmed her career, the AP reports. The lawsuit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court alleges Weinstein raped de la Huerta twice... More »

Citing Text From Accuser, Weinstein Lawyers Want Case Dismissed

They also cite police misconduct in their filing

(Newser) - Harvey Weinstein's lawyers want the New York sexual assault case against him dismissed, the AP reports. In a court filing Monday, the former Hollywood producer's attorneys said his indictment was "irreparably tainted by police misconduct ," among other problems. Per Page Six and TMZ , those other problems... More »

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