Friday, 15 December, 2017

Six women sue disgraced mogul Harvey Weinstein over 'sexual assault cover-up'

Harvey Weinstein Gwyneth Paltrow: Harvey Weinstein lied about me to lure other women
Edmund Wade | 08 December, 2017, 01:07

On Tuesday evening, The New York Times published [yet another] stunning and horrific report on Harvey Weinstein-this time focusing on his relationships with powerful people (Jeff Bezos and A. J. Benza among them) who helped him maintain.a certain lifestyle.

A new lawsuit against Harvey Weinstein claims efforts to cover up his alleged sexual assaults amounts to civil racketeering.

In an interview with the publication, Paltrow said, "He's not the first person to lie about sleeping with someone, but he used the lie as an assault weapon".

"Mr. Weinstein has never at any time committed an act of sexual assault, and it is wrong and irresponsible to conflate claims of impolitic behavior or consensual sexual contact later regretted, with an untrue claim of criminal conduct", a statement released by his lawyers said. They announced this on NBC's Today show. Others, including actresses Asia Argento and Paz de la Huerta, said he raped them. At least 75 women have since come forward and Weinstein is now being investigated by police in Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, New York and London for alleged sexual misconduct.

Dunham also said she mentioned her concerns to Clinton spokeswoman Adrienne Elrod, but noticed that Weinstein was still helping the Clinton campaign by helping to plan a fundraiser in the final weeks before the election, TheNYT reported.

She won an Oscar in 1999 ― her only Academy Award ― for her role in "Shakespeare in Love", produced by Weinstein's Miramax studio. She had heard stories, both directly and secondhand from other actresses, about disturbing encounters with him, she said.

Another woman, who claims Weinstein assaulted her in 2004, said she remembered seeing a photo of Paltrow in the producer's room, according to the Times.

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