Weinstein Hired Private Security Firms to Track His Accusers, Report Alleges

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The same operative, using a different false identity and implying that she had an allegation against Weinstein, met twice with a journalist to find out which women were talking to the press, according to the report penned for the magazine by investigative reporter Ronan Farrow. "To the extent I provided "off the record" information to Mr. Weinstein about one of his accusers - at a time when Mr. Weinstein was denying any harassment of any woman - it was information which I would never have allowed AMI to publish on the internet or in its magazines".

In other instances, the information-gathering effort was spearheaded by Weinstein's lawyers.

"Filip" also met Ben Wallace, a journalist at NY magazine pursuing the Weinstein story, on two separate occasions.

The organization that bestows the Emmy Awards has voted to expel Harvey Weinstein in the wake of numerous allegations of sexual harassment and abuse against the producer.

The report states that it was Boies himself who hired Black Cube, even while his firm was representing the New York Times - one of the publications investigating Weinstein.

Last night, it was announced that Weinstein has received a lifetime ban from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

Neither Hofmeister nor Boies immediately responded to requests for comment.

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.

Enlisting three private investigation firms, including one called "Black Cube" employed by former spies from Israel's national intelligence agency, Mossad, gathered negative information on actresses including Rose MacGowan, Annabella Sciorra and Asia Argento, and journalists like reporter Ben Wallace and editor-in-chief Adam Moss of New York Magazine.

McGowan, for her part, told Farrow that this whole experience was like living through the film Gaslight: "Everyone lied to me all the time", she said.

I asked Boies directly whether he hired investigators to impede the Times in 2004, as he did this year.

Attorney David Boies confirmed to The New Yorker that his firm contracted and paid the investigators whose reports were sent to Weinstein.

Weinstein "unequivocally denies" all claims of non-consensual sex, a spokesperson for the producer says.

More than anything, I hope these revelations put to rest this idea that women should "just speak up".

These allegations were first published several weeks ago through bombshell reports in The New York Times and The New Yorker.

Ultimately, despite a year of expensive, concerted effort, Weinstein's campaign to track and silence his accusers failed.

It is recommended that English-speakers to read in full the report of this research, worthy of a spy thriller, which testify to the energy and are deployed by the nabob to prevent the testimony of many reach the ears of the public. According to Farrow, Boies now regards it as a mistake to contract with and pay contractors that "we did not select and direct".

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