• News
  • Entertaiment

Alleged Harvey Weinstein victims file racketeering suit against him & The Weinstein Company

Alleged Harvey Weinstein victims file racketeering suit against him & The Weinstein Company

"We knew it. Now the world knows it". The new suit is targeted at both Weinstein himself, his brother and other former Weinstein Company board members accused of complicity in his sexual misconduct, Page Six reports.

The suit comes a day after the New York Times published a 7,800-word exposé detailing how Hillary Clinton, Bob Weinstein, the Walt Disney Company, and elite talent agency CAA were all complicit in facilitating or enabling Harvey Weinstein's sexual abuse over a period of several decades. It claims that his actions to cover up the assaults amounted to civil racketeering.

The lawsuit claims that a coalition of companies and people became part of the growing "Weinstein Sexual Enterprise" and that they worked with Weinstein to hide his widespread sexual harassment and assaults. "It is our fervent hope that these men will choose to go down in history as redemptive characters, not as men who helped cover up rape culture", the plantiffs said in a statement.

On Tuesday night, CBS News received a statement from Weinstein attorneys Blair Berk and Ben Brafman, which says in part, "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". Weinstein allegedly lured actresses and other women to industry events, hotel rooms, his home or private auditions often under pretenses of potential roles in films.

Plaintiffs included the scriptwriter and actress Louisette Geiss and the actresses Katherine Kendall, Zoe Brock, Sarah Ann Thomas, Melissa Sagemiller and Nanette Klatt.

"These provisions in an employment contract are unique - and reflect TWC's knowledge that Weinstein was more likely than not to engage in sexual harassment and other misconduct affecting the Class and female employees".

The powerful businessmen who sat on The Weinstein Company board including billionaire Paul Tudor Jones, Hillary Clinton pal Marc Lasry and MSG boss Jim Dolan are being implicated in the movie mogul's sex scandal in a bombshell new court filing.

A spokeswoman for Dolan, who is also the owner of the New York Knicks, said they were still reviewing the complaint and did not have a comment except to state that "Mr. Dolan is confident that he acted appropriately in all matters relating to his time on the Weinstein board".

Leave Your Comment

Leave Your Comment


Latest News

  • Facebook tops Glassdoor's 'Best Places to Work' list

    Facebook tops Glassdoor's 'Best Places to Work' list

    The job-hunting website on Wednesday released its list of top large companies to work for, as voted by employees. Seven Boston companies have been ranked on a nationwide survey of best places to work in the United States.
    Atlanta's election divide: Could recount, provisional ballots overturn results?

    Atlanta's election divide: Could recount, provisional ballots overturn results?

    Bottoms and Norwood had around 26 percent and 21 percent, respectively, in the vote in the general election on November 6. The provisional ballots will reportedly be counted and added to the final vote total on Thursday.
    Trump lawyer: Deutsche Bank has not received subpoena for Trump records

    Trump lawyer: Deutsche Bank has not received subpoena for Trump records

    In June Deutsche Bank cited privacy laws when it rejected a request by House Democrats to provide details of Trump's finances. Deutsche Bank has also come under scrutiny for activities in the same world it shares with Trump, real estate investment.
  • United Kingdom  government made no analysis of Brexit's economic impact

    United Kingdom government made no analysis of Brexit's economic impact

    Pro-EU MPs reacted with anger to the Brexit Secretary's admission that there are no impact assessments available. As recently as October, Mr Davis told MPs that sectoral reports existed in "excruciating detail".
    Goodell signs contract extension

    Goodell signs contract extension

    According to the report, the NFL's compensation committee sent a memorandum to all owners informing them of Goodell's extension. The position has been a lucrative one for Goodell, who has earned more than $200 million since 2006, according to ESPN .
    Border arrests fall, deportations soar

    Border arrests fall, deportations soar

    Overall, ICE said deportations totaled 226,119, a decline of 6 percent from the previous year, but that number masks a major shift away from the border.
  • Tennessee coaching search: Vols examining a trio of SEC defensive coordinators

    Tennessee coaching search: Vols examining a trio of SEC defensive coordinators

    The moves come just days after Fulmer was named the new athletic director amid Tennessee's disastrous search for a new coach. Georgia will play No. 2 Oklahoma in the Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual on New Year's Day.
    Hashtag wins Time Magazine's Person of the Year award

    Hashtag wins Time Magazine's Person of the Year award

    The #MeToo movement represents a broad range of people, mostly women who made public their sexual harassment experience. Time's 2017 Person of the Year cover, provided by Time , Inc.
    No exemption given under Odd-Even, Delhi govt tells Green Court

    No exemption given under Odd-Even, Delhi govt tells Green Court

    The maximum and minimum temperature would be around 24 and 9 degrees Celsius respectively, according to the weather department. Meanwhile, the city recorded a high of 23.9 degrees Celsius, a low of 8 degrees Celsius, a MeT department official said.
  • Crude Oil Plunges Almost 3% On Gasoline Surplus

    Crude Oil Plunges Almost 3% On Gasoline Surplus

    The API report showed an increase of 9.196 million barrels, compared to forecasts of a much smaller 1.145-million-barrel build. Back in September 2015, he forecast crude would slump to between $25 and $30, five months before prices dipped to around $26.
    U.S.  strategic bombers to train in South Korea

    U.S. strategic bombers to train in South Korea

    Among the aircraft sent by the us were a B-1B bomber, several F-22 Raptor stealth jets, F-35 stealth jets, and F-16 fighters. A F-15 from Kadena Air Base, Japan, lands at Gwangju Air Base, Republic of Korea, Dec. 01, 2017.
    Why The Crown's Matt Smith Feels

    Why The Crown's Matt Smith Feels "Sorry" for Meghan Markle

    Harry and Cressida split from each other in 2014 after she and Prince Charles' youngest son began dating two years earlier. Markle when her and Harry first went public in November of a year ago - with searches increasing by 1430 per cent.
  • Wildfire Breaks Out Near Getty Center

    Wildfire Breaks Out Near Getty Center

    Map showing the location of the Skirball Fire that started early Wednesday morning in Los Angeles . All northbound lanes of the 405 near the Getty Center have been closed until further notice.
    Sunni Waqf Board rejects Sibal's plea

    Sunni Waqf Board rejects Sibal's plea

    Another party to the case, Haji Mehboob said he also wanted early disposal of the matter and did not approve of Sibal's stand. The Supreme Court had fixed the next hearing for the long-standing matter for February 8, 2018.
    Americans reject Republican tax plan by wide margin

    Americans reject Republican tax plan by wide margin

    As of Wednesday, the bill had average ratings of 32% approval and 46% disapproval, based on polls from five organizations. In a Gallup survey , 29 percent of respondents approved of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, while 56 percent disapproved.
  • Tremors felt in Delhi-NCR as quake hits Uttarakhand

    Tremors felt in Delhi-NCR as quake hits Uttarakhand

    According to reports, medium intensity tremours were felt in Gurgaon, Noida and adjoining areas of Delhi for almost three seconds. A strong natural disaster that was estimated to measure 5.5 on the Richter scale struck Uttarakhand around 8:50 pm on Wednesday.
    Steinhoff shares plunge 60% as CEO Markus Jooste quits

    Steinhoff shares plunge 60% as CEO Markus Jooste quits

    Steinhoff's biggest shareholder and chairman, the billionaire Christo Wiese, has taken over as executive chairman temporarily. It is not clear if these are the accounting irregularities Steinhoff is referring to in its latest statement.
    TVS Motor enters super-premium segment, launches Apache RR 310

    TVS Motor enters super-premium segment, launches Apache RR 310

    At the heart, the Apache RR 310 is powered by the same 312.2cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled motor derived from the BMW G 310 R. The company's two-wheelers are shipped to about 60 countries and in most of the markets the Apache RR 310 will be sold shortly.

Breaking News



Recommended

Amazon brings Prime Video to Apple TV, falls out with Google

Both Amazon Prime Video and YouTube are available on Roku , a streaming stick not manufactured by tech industry behemoths. So, it will be interesting to see if this also changes following the launch of the Prime Video app on Apple TV.

HomeSlice Media Group holds second annual Toys for Tots toy drive

The school will have an all day Toys for Tots collection day on Friday. "We've only collected from a few places", said Harford Co. Last year, the Harford County warehouse alone distributed more than 57, 000 toys throughout the county.

Whistleblower: Flynn texts broached nuclear plan, sanctions

Flynn had been a paid consultant for the business venture before he joined the Trump campaign a year ago . He added, "This is the start of something I have been working on for years, and we are good to go".

Economy Watch: Service-Sector Activity Slows a Bit, But Still Robust

That scenario has forced retailers and other firms to pass on higher import costs to their customers - hitting sales. Moreover, the rate of prices charged inflation was the second-fastest seen since the survey began in 1996.

Oil imports inflate U.S. trade deficit to widest in nine months

Imports of drilling and oilfield equipment climbed by $304 million, and imports of cellphones rose by $303 million. Meanwhile, imports fell 1.6 per cent to $45.9 billion in October, mainly due to a drop in motor vehicles and parts.

YouTube is cutting access to Amazon FireTV on January 1

Google confirmed today that it's yanking YouTube from both the Echo Show and the Fire TV. Like Google , the Amazon statement ended with " hope " for a resolution soon.

John Oliver questions Dustin Hoffman over groping allegations

But, it becomes a fad in which, you know, I said a stupid thing, you know, but I said it in the midst of the crew. But he said he felt he had no choice but to bring up the "elephant in the room". " Move on .

Hornets Coach Steve Clifford takes leave of absence to address health issues

Silas has been in the league as a scout or assistant coach since 1999, and has served as an assistant with the Hornets since 2010. Clifford, 56, was hired as head coach of the then-Bobcats in 2013 and led Charlotte to a playoff appearance in his first year.

NBA ROUND UP: Westbrook leads Thunder past Jazz, Beal scores 51 points

Down the stretch against the Jazz, though, the Thunder looked for Anthony, as he scored eight of his 14 in the final 5½ minutes. While his numbers won't make people jump out of their seats, he's been a terrific asset for his team on both ends of the floor.

Amaterasu Plays Fetch In Dota 2

By default couriers take the form of donkeys but custom couriers have been a feature of Dota 2 for a long, long while. In 2015, Square Enix created a Chocobo courier, in celebration of the release of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD on Steam.