Published: Wed, November 08, 2017
Entertaiment | By Minnie Bishop

New Yorker Details 'Army Of Spies' Weinstein Used To Combat Allegations

New Yorker Details 'Army Of Spies' Weinstein Used To Combat Allegations

"I don't want to shame people", she said.

Of Farrow's latest story, a rep for Weinstein told the New Yorker in a statement: "It is a fiction to suggest that any individuals were targeted or suppressed at any time".

Harvey Weinstein allegedly hired an "army of spies" to follow accusers and journalists in an attempt to squash any allegations against him, according to a new report in the New Yorker magazine.

We learned today that the law firm of Boies Schiller and Flexner secretly worked to stop our reporting on Harvey Weinstein at the same time as the firm's lawyers were representing us in other matters.

Weinstein also used several other private security firms to investigate those who threatened to expose him.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, a detailed piece in a leading US publication, how Weinstein hired private security agencies, to retrieve information on women to stop the allegations from going public. The two talked at length about issues relating to women's empowerment, and "Filip" repeatedly wanted to make a significant investment in McGowan's production company.

The publication reports Weinstein sought the assistance of ex-employees from his movie businesses to help in his efforts collecting names and placing calls and his lawyer, attorney David Boies.

Black Cube declined to comment on the specifics of the report citing a policy of never commenting to third parties on client work. McGowan has been outspoken on social media, accusing Weinstein of sexual assault.

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The agent's efforts with Wallace were less successful than her gaming of McGowan however, and over the course of their meetings, Wallace grew increasingly suspicious of her motives, and felt she was pushing him for information about the status and scope of his inquiry, and who he was talking to, without providing any meaningful information.

This source information comes after an official statement to ABC News from Black Cube that did not admit to working with Weinstein, but did say they work on "uncovering negative campaigns". When Farrow called the office, he got no response, and when he called the company which leased the shared offices, they had no recollection of Reuben Capital Partners ever being based there. Boies told the magazine "it was a mistake" to have been involved with the investigators.

Weinstein also reportedly asked Black Cube to hire a journalist to "conduct ten interviews a month for four months and be paid forty thousand dollars", as well as report back their findings to the firm, which would in turn relay the information to Weinstein.

In addition, investigators working on Weinstein's behalf probed journalists' backgrounds in search of dirt that could be used to discredit them. "We should not have been contracting with and paying investigators that we did not select and direct", he said.

The Times first broke the Weinstein allegations in October.

The additional insights into Weinstein's panic in the lead-up to exposés on his past behavior continue to cast doubt on his remorse for decades of alleged incidents, as well as his legacy of progressive fundraising and advocacy.

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