US News New York Times Could Have Exposed Harvey Weinstein's Sexual Misconduct 13 Years Ago, Claims Former Reporter

14:06  09 october  2017
14:06  09 october  2017 Source:   Newsweek

Harvey Weinstein responds to sexual harassment claims

  Harvey Weinstein responds to sexual harassment claims Hollywood producer promises to be a "better human being".Yesterday (October 5), the Times reported allegations that Weinstein had quietly settled numerous claims of sexual harassment or unwanted physical contact over the last three decades.

Harvey Weinstein is also suing The New York Times for their story published yesterday, detailing “decades of sexual harassment accusations” against him. Can you truly take responsibility while beginning litigation against the newspaper that exposed your misconduct ?

The allegations of sexual misconduct against Weinstein were detailed in a report this week by The New York Times . Sivan said she had rejected an attempt by Weinstein to kiss her. "Well, can you just stand there and shut up," she claims he responded.

Harvey Weinstein fired © Provided by IBT Media (UK) Harvey Weinstein fired The New York Times’s explosive report last week alleging sexual harassment by Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein has resulted in the Oscar-winning producer being ousted from his own company.

But a former reporter for the newspaper has claimed that she could have exposed Weinstein’s purported misdemeanors 13 years ago, but that editors killed a story she had reported on the subject, perhaps under pressure from Weinstein himself.

Sharon Waxman, editor of Hollywood business trade website TheWrap, wrote Sunday that she investigated “oft-repeated allegations of sexual misconduct by Weinstein” while a relatively new reporter at the Times in 2004.

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Bombshell New York Times report lists instances of Harvey Weinstein ' s alleged sexual harassment of a number of women. Newspaper reports that Weinstein reached financial settlements with eight women who accused him of sexual misconduct .

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Waxman says she "had the facts" that proved similar allegations to those made last week, but that she was told by the then culture editor at the Times that the story was unimportant.

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Harvey Weinstein fired from The Weinstein Company amid sexual harassment claims . Fox News, by Hollie McKay Original Article. "In light of new information about misconduct by Harvey Weinstein that has emerged in the past few days, the directors of The Weinstein Company - Robert Weinstein

New allegations of sexual misconduct have emerged against powerful Hollywood movie executive Harvey Weinstein . Former New York broadcast anchor Lauren Sivan told The Huffington Post on Friday that the influential producer once trapped her in the hallway of a restaurant during a private

Newsweek cannot independently verify Waxman's claims.

In 2004, Weinstein was head of the Disney-owned Miramax production company. He co-founded his now former firm, the Weinstein Company, a year later, in 2005.

Waxman said she traveled to Rome in 2004 to track down the head of Miramax Italy, Fabrizio Lombardo, whom she had been told “had no film experience and his real job was to take care of Weinstein’s women needs, among other things.”

The Duchess of Cambridge meets Harvey Weinstein (left) at the Creativity is GREAT Reception, to celebrate British talent in the US © PA The Duchess of Cambridge meets Harvey Weinstein (left) at the Creativity is GREAT Reception, to celebrate British talent in the US

Waxman wrote: “I had people on the record telling me Lombardo knew nothing about film, and others citing evenings he organized with Russian escorts.”

Waxman also said she traveled to London and met with a woman “who had been paid off after an unwanted sexual encounter with Weinstein.” Waxman added: "She was terrified to speak because of her non-disclosure agreement, but at least we had evidence of a pay-off."

New York Times Could Have Exposed Harvey Weinstein's Sexual Misconduct 13 Years Ago, Claims Former Reporter

  New York Times Could Have Exposed Harvey Weinstein's Sexual Misconduct 13 Years Ago, Claims Former Reporter Sharon Waxman, now founder of Hollywood news site TheWrap, says NY Times quashed her story in 2004.But a former reporter for the newspaper has claimed that she could have exposed Weinstein’s purported misdemeanors 13 years ago, but that editors killed a story she had reported on the subject, perhaps under pressure from Weinstein himself.

The allegations of sexual misconduct against Weinstein were detailed in a report this week by The New York Times . Weinstein is on indefinite leave from the company he co-founded while it conducts an investigation into the claims made by women including actors Ashley Judd and Rose McGowan

Weinstein had initially taken a voluntarily leave of absence following eight claims of sexual harassment allegations uncovered in an expose by The New York Times . Campbell said the stories from Ashley Judd and others line up with her experience.

Waxman further alleges that Weinstein visited the Times’s offices “to make his displeasure known” about the proposed story. She wrote that he “was a major advertiser in the Times, and that he was a powerful person overall.”

The Times ran a story under Waxman's byline concerning a court case between Miramax and Lombardo, but no mention was made of any alleged impropriety by Weinstein. "The story I reported never ran," Waxman wrote.

Harvey Weinstein and Georgina Chapman © PA Harvey Weinstein and Georgina Chapman

Further complicating the complex story about Weinstein’s supposed behavior, TheWrap founder implicated two Hollywood actors in allegedly helping defend Weinstein and negate her story. Waxman says that Matt Damon and Russell Crowe called her personally “to vouch for Lombardo” and his credentials as head of Miramax Italy.

“Today I wonder, if this story had come to light at the time, would Weinstein have continued his behavior for another decade, evidenced by the scathing 2015 memo by former staffer Lauren O’Connor,” Waxman wrote, referring to an internal memo by a former Weinstein Company employee alleging misconduct by Weinstein that was mentioned in the New York Times piece October 5.

After news broke of the accusations against Weinstein, the movie producer admitted “the way I've behaved with colleagues in the past has caused a lot of pain, and I sincerely apologize for it.”

Weinstein took a leave of absence from the Weinstein Company. However, he was terminated from the production firm—of which he and brother Bob Weinstein own 42 percent—Sunday “in light of new information about misconduct.”

Weinstein has produced numerous Oscar winning movies including Shakespeare in LoveThe King's Speech and The Artist

Representatives for Harvey Weinstein, the Weinstein Company, The New York Times, Matt Damon and Russell Crowe did not immediately respond to Newsweek’s request for comment.

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