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Weinstein hired 'army of spies' to hinder investigation

Weinstein hired 'army of spies' to hinder investigation

These investigations have been partly supervised by David Boies, one of the lawyers of Harvey Weinstein, who has confirmed these activities at the New Yorker, and tried a early amends. A December 2016 email between Weinstein and Howard showed that Howard shared material obtained by one of his reporters; it was part of Weinstein's effort to disprove McGowan's rape allegations, Farrow said.

On top of his prescience in spotting the scam, Wallace was also lucky in that his personal history was bereft of blemishes or scandal - in a series of e-mails sent in the weeks before Wallace met with the undercover agent, Kroll representatives sent Weinstein preliminary background information on Wallace and other journalists targeted by his legion of private investigators.

The report also includes the names of some of the private investigators hired by Weinstein such as Jack Palladino, the attorney who represented R. Kelly when the singer was charged with videotaping himself having sex with an underage teenager.

Two private investigators from the intelligence company Black Cube used false identities and met with McGowan, who eventually publicly accused Weinstein of rape, Farrow said.

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Weinstein didn't exclusively employ Black Cube, Farrow continues, reporting that "Weinstein also enlisted other journalists to uncover information that he could use to undermine women with allegations".

Another firm Weinstein hired, called PSOPS, investigated New York Times journalist Jodi Kantor, as well as Farrow and McGowan, on whom they produced long briefings including one with a subheading that read "Past Lovers", according to the New Yorker.

One of these firms was Black Cube, which is an agency run by former Israeli intelligence agencies.

A spokesperson for Weinstein told The New Yorker, "It is a fiction to suggest that any individuals were targeted or suppressed at any time".

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His representative Sallie Hofmeister did not immediately return an email seeking comment. The move follows similar actions by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the British Academy of Film and Television Arts. McGowan's growing sense that she was being spied upon by operatives who initially struck her as friendly people deepened her sense of paranoia.

In a new exposé for The New Yorker, which was released on Monday evening, the 29-year-old journalist accused the disgraced producer of going through great lengths to cover up the many sexual misconduct allegations that circled Tinseltown.

"Everyone lied to me all the time". Boies told the New Yorker that he did not believe the two responsibilities represented a conflict of interest, as he did not "select the firms or direct the investigators' work". "I think the story makes it clear that they were focusing on everyone trying to get word out about this".

Weinstein's former lawyer had another story to tell.

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The same operative also suggested to a NY magazine reporter that she had an allegation against Weinstein, apparently trying to keep the reporter away from legitimate accusations. Farrow's new report on Weinstein's suppression techniques might help explain why, but even Waxman can't say for certain.


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