91 Hollywood stars with sex assault claim against Harvey Weinstein
Harvey Weinstein drew up a checklist of ninety one people—together with Hollywood stars, publicists, financiers and producers—that his personal investigators focused for info regarding sexual assault allegations made in opposition to him, in response to paperwork obtained by U.K. newspaper the Observer.
Actors Rose McGowan, Laura Madden, Sophie Dix, Annabella Sciorra and Katherine Kendall, who have been among the many first to go public with their accusations concerning the Hollywood producer, are on the checklist.
One other title on the checklist is Zelda Perkins, a London-based mostly manufacturing assistant for Miramax who resigned in 1998 after, she says, enduring years of sexual harassment by her boss.
Different Weinstein workers listed are Lauren O’Connor, who documented a “poisonous setting for girls” in a 2015 memo. Kathy DeClesis , (former assistant to Bob Weinstein) who accused Harvey Weinstein of sexually harassing girls.
Harvey Weinstein with some famous names of Hollywood
Some famous names, together with these of McGowan, Madden and Dix, are highlighted in crimson. It is indicating they’re a precedence for investigators. One other identify on the checklist is director Brett Ratner. Brett Ratner not too long ago confronted a number of accusations of sexual assault himself.
The record reportedly comprises the names of forty three males and forty eight ladies. Most of them residing in London, New York and Los Angeles. It was compiled early in 2017. 9 months earlier than The New York Instances printed its October 5 bombshell. Its report containing a number of sexual assault accusations in opposition to Weinstein.
The checklist was allegedly compiled as a part of a technique to suppress claims of sexual abuse. Earlier in November Ronan Farrow reported in the New Yorker that Weinstein had employed Kroll and Black Dice non-public investigators to hold out investigations into Weinstein’s accusers. Ronan Farrow stated in a tweet that the doc obtained by the Observer was amongst these he used as the premise for his report.
Among the many names on the checklist is that of a public relations skilled whose id just isn’t disclosed within the article—together with a be aware studying “HW [Harvey Weinstein] involved w/him. Associates w/Jodi Kantor.” (Jodie Kantor is the Occasions reporter behind the publication’s report.)
Greater than 50 girls have accused Weinstein of crimes together with sexual assault, harassment and rape.
Weinstein denies all claims of non-consensual sexual assault. A spokesman for the producer mentioned, and denied claims that Weinstein had employed investigators sought to stop allegations rising. Saying: “It’s a fiction to counsel that any people had been focused or suppressed at any time.”