Harvey Weinstein Allegedly Hired Spies to Get Info on His Accusers

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One of the reasons that the accusations of sexual harassment, sexual assault, and rape against Harvey Weinstein from dozens of women didn't come out until now is because they feared retaliation from Weinstein. In absolute terms, the investigation of Farrow is already being impeded by the refusal of publication of his main employer, NBC, in which the chief information officer had tried to justify himself awkwardly in the columns of the Deadline, it is suspected that Harvey Weinstein was not remained idle faced with the prospect of revelations potentially explosive.

Weinstein has denied "any allegations of nonconsensual sex" via his spokeswoman.

One Black Cube operative who called herself Diana Filip, the deputy head of sustainable and responsible investments at Reuben Capital Partners, a London-based wealth management firm, met with McGowan several times on the premise that she wanted to launch an initiative to combat discrimination against women in the workplace.

This time around, Farrow's focus is on the powerful agencies and investigators Weinstein hired to gather information not only on his accusers, but also on the journalists who were preparing reports about Weinstein's alleged behavior.

A new report says Harvey Weinstein used a so-called "army of spies" to block the reporting of sexual misconduct allegations against him.

Among the private security agencies hired by Weinstein starting around late previous year, the magazine said, was Black Cube, which is largely run by former officers of Israeli intelligence agencies, such as Mossad.

Farrow's report alleges that two private investigators from Black Cube, using false identities, met McGowan to "extract information" from her in an effort to stop the publication of abuse allegations.

Weinstein's representative Sallie Hofmeister released the following statement in response to the story: "It is a fiction to suggest that any individuals were targeted or suppressed at any time".

Police launched investigations in London, Los Angeles and NY after around 100 women accused Weinstein, once one of the most powerful men in Hollywood, of sexual misconduct ranging from harassment to rape.

"Everyone lied to me all the time".

"I always separated those two roles carefully and completely-and resisted Mr. Weinstein's repeated efforts to have AMI titles publish favorable stories about him or negative articles about his accusers".

'We should not have been contracting with and paying investigators that we did not select and direct, ' Boies told The New Yorker. "If evidence could be uncovered to convince The Times the charges should not be published, I did not believe, and do not believe, that that would be averse to The Times' interest", Boies told The New Yorker.

Farrow's long-read is worth a read, because not only does it seem to show, once again, how Weinstein was fully aware of various women's allegations against him and therefore how badly he had treated them. The producer has lost his company, been kicked out of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and is under criminal investigation in at least three different jurisdictions, with New York City police saying they were developing a strong criminal case against him involving an actress' claim that he raped her seven years ago.

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