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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 »

Harvey Weinstein Accused of Sexually Assaulting Girl, 16

She says he 'threateningly' demanded sex

(Newser) - Harvey Weinstein was accused in a civil court filing Wednesday of forcing a 16-year-old Polish model to touch his penis, subjecting her to years of harassment and emotional abuse, and blocking her from a successful acting career as payback for refusing his advances. The accuser, identified as Jane Doe, alleges... More »

Case Against Weinstein Runs Into 'Horror'

NYPD detective Nicholas DiGaudio plays a central role

(Newser) - Looks like America's biggest #MeToo case is faltering. A vortex of recent developments—including a dismissed charge and a detective who apparently failed to reveal vital information—has some analysts saying Harvey Weinstein could walk scot-free, the New York Times reports. Much of it hinges on a charge by... More »

DA: Detective Told Weinstein Accuser to Delete Phone Data

It's the latest problem to roil prosecutors' case against the producer

(Newser) - The sexual assault case against Harvey Weinstein was roiled Wednesday for the second time in a week by what New York City prosecutors said was a police detective's improper conduct, the AP reports. Detective Nicholas DiGaudio, whose alleged witness coaching prompted the dismissal of part of the case last... More »

Harvey Weinstein Gets Rare Good News in Court

Judge drops the part of the case against him brought by one of 3 accusers

(Newser) - Harvey Weinstein still faces charges of sexual assault, but he now faces one fewer of them. A judge in Manhattan on Thursday dismissed the allegations brought against the former Hollywood mogul by one of three women, reports Variety . An actress named Lucia Evans had accused Weinstein of forcing her to... More »

Rose McGowan: I Spent 20 Years 'Plotting Revenge' for Weinstein

Actress also blasts Hollywood 'losers,' denies she called #MeToo 'a lie'

(Newser) - On Wednesday, Rose McGowan commemorated the anniversary of #MeToo, "one of the hardest years of my life" and "a year of triggering for so many." As for the movement itself, an interview in the Sunday Times Magazine over the weekend painted the 45-year-old actress as coming down... More »

She Says Business Meeting With Weinstein Ended in Rape

Part of the meeting was caught on video

(Newser) - A video of Harvey Weinstein caressing and propositioning a woman who accused him of rape aired on television Wednesday, the AP reports. Melissa Thompson, who sued Weinstein in June, said she made the recording, shown by Sky News , while demonstrating video technology for the movie mogul-turned-#MeToo villain at his New... More »

As NBC Defends Itself, Ronan Farrow Takes a Shot

Journalist says network is being misleading about how it handled the Weinstein story

(Newser) - The Harvey Weinstein scandal is leading to another controversy that just keeps growing: how NBC News handled the investigation. Network exec Andy Lack defended NBC in a memo to employees Monday, but reporter Ronan Farrow then accused Lack of fudging the facts, reports CNN . It all centers on a serious... More »

Accusations Fly Over NBC News and a Bombshell Story

Producer who worked with Ronan Farrow speaks out

(Newser) - Soon after Ronan Farrow's Pulitzer Prize-winning expose on Harvey Weinstein ran in the New Yorker came word that he had originally been working on the piece for NBC News. Farrow said the network dropped the story, and when initially asked why , he said, "You would have to ask... More »

Rose McGowan: I Know How Asia Argento Texts Leaked

She says the person she is dating gave authorities evidence that wound up on TMZ

(Newser) - Rose McGowan has released a statement on the allegations against Asia Argento that claims the person McGowan herself is dating is the one who handed over the implicating text messages that wound up on TMZ . Per Variety , McGowan says the model she's dating, Rain Dove, learned from Argento that... More »

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 »

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