Harvey Weinstein paid off sexual harassment accusers for decades

    By: Clair Fuller on Oct 10, 2017

    Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey write, "Two decades ago, the Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein invited Ashley Judd to the Peninsula Beverly Hills hotel for what the young actress expected to be a business meeting. Instead, her had her sent up to his room, where he appeared in a bathrobe and asked if he could giver her a massage or she could watch him shower, she recalled in an interview.

    'How do I get out ot the room as fast as possible without alienating Harvey Weinstein?' Ms. Judd said she remembered thinking.


    An investigation by the New York Times found previously undisclosed allegations against Mr. Weinstein stretching over nearly three deaceds, documented through interviews with current and former employees and film industry workers, as well as legal records, emails and internal documents from the businesses he has run, Miramax and the Weinstein Company.

    During that time, after being confronted with allegations including sexual harassment and unwanted physical contact, Mr. Weinstein has reached at least eight settlements with women, according to two company officials speaking on the condition of anonymity. Among the recipients, The Times found, were a young actress in 1997, an assistant in London in 1998, an Italian model in 2015 and Ms. O'Connor shortly after, according to records and those familiar with the agreements."


    Released: October 10, 2017, 9:14 am
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