Skip to comments.Harvey Weinstein had secret hitlist of names to quash sex scandal
Posted on 11/18/2017 3:57:57 PM PST by NRx
The Observer has gained access to a secret hitlist of almost 100 prominent individuals targeted by Harvey Weinstein in an extraordinary attempt to discover what they knew about sexual misconduct claims against him and whether they were intending to go public.
The previously undisclosed list contains a total of 91 actors, publicists, producers, financiers and others working in the film industry, all of whom Weinstein allegedly identified as part of a strategy to prevent accusers from going public with sexual misconduct claims against him.
The names, apparently drawn up by Weinstein himself, were distributed to a team hired by the film producer to suppress claims that he had sexually harassed or assaulted numerous women.
The document was compiled in early 2017, around nine months before the storm that blew up on 5 October when the New York Times published a series of sexual harassment allegations against Weinstein.
Individuals named on the list were to be targeted by investigators who would covertly extract and accumulate information from those who might know of claims or who might come forward with allegations against the film producer. Feedback was then to be relayed to Weinstein and his lawyers.
The size of the list 85 names appear on one document, with an addendum identifying another six individuals appears to corroborate claims that sexual misconduct allegations against the 65-year-old were an open secret throughout Hollywood.
Prominent stars were among the first tranche of individuals on the list to testify publicly against Weinstein. Among those named were the actress Rose McGowan, who days after speaking out accused the producer of raping her. Another was Laura Madden, who told how Weinstein pestered her for massages at hotels in Dublin and London, beginning in 1991. McGowan and Madden were among the first to speak out against Weinstein...
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Piven has another accuser.
Waiting to see if shoe drops on deniro
The Mossad, basically.
To SILENCE *rape victims* --can u believe that..?
Laura Madden, star
What a creep Weinstein is.
A whole, interlinked web of scum and villainy.
The Clintons and Weinstein are inextricably linked.
Sometimes I wonder how news stories happen when they do.
For example, the Weinstein story exploded one day last month.
And people such as Meryl Streep professed to be just shocked, nobody knew, etc.
yet we can go back and see where Harvey Weinstein jokes were told in Academy Awards shows and TV sitcom dialogue. It was an open secret that Harvey Weinstein was the way he is.
So I wonder, how it is, that the NY Times decided to run stories about Weinstein to get the ball rolling? who decided to go after Weinstein?
A bit off topic, but we learned in retrospect that the Washington Post and Newsweek had the Lewinsky story, but sat on it for many months. It was Drudge who got the ball rolling on breaking the Lewinsky story when it broke.
So while I abhor what Weinstein has done, I think there’s an untold story, as to why the news media decided to go with his story at this time.
Real question is why didn’t Newsweek spike that.
Are these BlackCube guys ‘bad’ Mossad, like our guys who go merc as soon as their training/experience will command the $?
Trying to understand here.
> I think theres an untold story, as to why the news media decided to go with his story at this time.
I concur. He was a pawn in a larger chess game, and someone knowingly sacrificed him.
And all of these women sold themselves willingly to him it appears.
Its Ronan Farrow. Hes strong enough and motivated enough to go up against Big Hollywood. His father is a famous Hollywood guy who raped kids. His sister for one.
I think Websters is going to have remove Keith Olbermann’s picture under “Scumbag” and put Weinstein’s there instead.