Weinstein Plans to Sue NY Times, Donate Proceeds to Women's Organizations

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The Times also obtained a 2015 memo written by former Weinstein Company employee Lauren O'Connor who was among the women that received a settlement from the film executive.

Two years ago the Manhattan District Attorney said it wouldn't pursue charges against Weinstein following a complaint that he groped a 22-year-old Italian model.

In the NYT article, eight women have come forward to speak out against Weinstein, including actress Ashley Judd.

Now, the report is otherwise incredibly thorough, and extensively reported, but that one sentence begs more questions than it answers.

Doubtless, this will all be revealed in legal discovery, but an update from the Times elucidating this detail would be greatly appreciated in the meantime.

He denies numerous accusations as patently false.

In a statement, he said: "I appreciate the way I've behaved with colleagues in the past has caused a lot of pain, and I sincerely apologise for it".

Movie producer Harvey Weinstein has hired some high-powered lawyers and crisis managers ahead of upcoming "bombshell" stories from the New York Times and the New Yorker about his personal behavior, Variety reports. "The ultimate thing when I was weaseling out of everything else was, 'Will you watch me take a shower?' And all the other women, sitting around this table with me, said, 'Oh my god-that's what he said to me too, '" she recounted. He physically lured me by saying, 'Oh, help me pick out what I'm going to wear.' There was a lot that happened between the point of entry and the bargaining. I want a second chance in the community, but I know I've got work to do to earn it. I have goals that are now priorities. "I will continue to work with him personally for as long as it takes". I can not be more remorseful about the people I hurt and I plan to do right by all of them.

Weinstein - the studio exec behind 6 Best Picture Oscars, including "Pulp Fiction" and "Good Will Hunting" - told the Times he "came of age in the 60s and 70s, when all the rules about behavior and workplaces were different". I hope Wayne LaPierre will enjoy his retirement party.

The famed producer's attorney Charles Harder announced the lawsuit not long after on Thursday, adding proceeds from the case will be donated to women's organizations.

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