The women who have spoken out against Harvey Weinstein


Tainted film mogul Harvey Weinstein's brother Bob Weinstein knew about his misdeeds two years before allegations of sexual harassment were levelled against him.

"She Said", by Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey, details how Weinstein and a team of lawyers including an unlikely ally, the feminist lawyer Lisa Bloom, tried to convince reporters that accusers including the actresses Ashley Judd and Rose McGowan were unreliable and mentally unstable.

It's reprinted in full in She Mentioned: Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story That Helped Ignite a Motion, The New York Occasions studies.

"But it was hair-raising for her, because Harvey Weinstein had been such an important influence".

A former Miramax assistant says she continued to work for Harvey Weinstein for two years after accusing him of trying to rape her, saying she struggled to get a new role and felt "intimidated and terrified" after signing a non-disclosure agreement.

"They start out as impressive, bold women, but the more one presses for evidence, the weaknesses and lies are revealed", wrote Bloom, who has represented women who accused comedian Bill Cosby, former Fox News personality Bill O'Reilly and US President Donald Trump of sexual misconduct.

Weinstein is facing a criminal trial on charges of rape and predatory sexual assault and has pleaded not guilty.

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Bloom also called up New Yorker reporter Ronan Farrow to offer opposition research info on McGowan, the Daily Beast has reported.

It reports that high-profile attorney Lisa Bloom, then an attorney for Weinstein, suggested planting a negative story about accuser Rose McGowan, according to the Times.

'We are able to place an article re her changing into more and more unglued, in order that when somebody Googles her that is what pops up and she or he's discredited'. "I said, 'I surrender, ' see?" he told the journalists.

Bloom has said she "deeply regretted" representing Weinstein.

Boies advised the authors of the guide he doesn't have "any remorse that I represented him the best way I did".

"So, I think many people will be surprised to discover that, when so many other actresses were reluctant to get on the phone, and scared to tell the truth of what they had experienced at his hands, Gwyneth was actually one of the first people to get on the phone".

"I do reiterate that being associated with him in any way whatsoever was a colossal mistake which I have apologized for many times", she wrote.