Four New, Shocking Harvey Weinstein Allegations in Revealing 'Army of Spies' Investigation

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A shocking and detailed new report from The New Yorker shows just how far Harvey Weinstein apparently went to bury the numerous sexual-misconduct allegations against him, even as they were on the cusp of spilling out into the public.

The latest allegations against Weinstein came as the Television Academy, responsible for the Emmy awards, announced it had expelled Weinstein for life.

In addition, investigators working on Weinstein's behalf probed journalists' backgrounds in search of dirt that could be used to discredit them. Weinstein has denied all accusations of "non-consensual sex". One agent developed such a relationship with Rose McGowan, an actress who later publicly accused Weinstein of raping her.

In an article written by The New Yorker journalist Ronan Farrow - who originally helped expose the Harvey Weinstein scandal - the film mogul reportedly hired private security agencies in autumn 2016 including Black Cube, an agency largely run by former officers of Israeli intelligence agencies, and Kroll, which is one of the world's largest corporate-intelligence companies.

Farrow reported that in the months before publication of Kantor and Twohey's article in the Times, a woman using aliases alternately posed as a Weinstein accuser and a women's-rights advocate in interactions with reporters from various news outlets, including Kantor.

A new report from the New Yorker has revealed that Harvey Weinstein employed a number of private detectives, lawyers, and a variety of firms to investigate any potential sexual assault allegations that could be used against him.

Weinstein's spokeswoman Sallie Hofmeister dismissed the report, saying: "It is a fiction to suggest that any individuals were targeted or suppressed at any time".

Black Cube claims to use "highly experienced and trained in Israel's elite military and governmental intelligence units", and is made up in large part by ex-Mossad operatives and former members of other Israeli intelligence agencies.

"We consider this intolerable conduct, a grave betrayal of trust, and a breach of the basic professional standards that all lawyers are required to observe, "the New York Times said in a statement".

The move follows the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and producers guild's decision to revoke Weinstein's membership. Hopefully, anyone who still doubts the existence of these forces will read the New Yorker report and learn how they do their devastating work.

"Everyone lied to me all the time". Though he denied that his actions - trying to squash a Times story while representing the outlet - created a conflict of interest, Boies said his firm's interaction with the private investigators was "a mistake at the time". "As I've told Sharon, Weinstein was a frequent complainer". McGowan told Farrow that the persistence of "Diana Filip" among other intimidation tactics made her feel insane, and Annabella Sciorra said it made it all the more hard to finally come forward.

Almost 80 women have since accused Weinstein of sexual harassment, misconduct, and rape, and he is now the subject of criminal investigations in cities including Los Angeles and NY.

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