Published: Tue, September 10, 2019
Life&Culture | By Sue Mclaughlin

Harvey Weinstein`s brother Bob confronted his `misbehaviour` years before scandal

Harvey Weinstein`s brother Bob confronted his `misbehaviour` years before scandal

NY: A new book about sexual assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein, written by journalists who broke the story in 2017, details how his brother pleaded with him to get help for his "misbehavior".

Rowena Chiu, who worked for Weinstein while she was an assistant at Miramax, spoke with journalists Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey for their new book She Said, alleging Weinstein assaulted her in a hotel room in 1998, as reported by The New York Times.

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

'So they all want to meet you, they want to hear your story, maybe they will find some salacious details but nobody is going to give you a job when you have stopped working for Harvey Weinstein under unexplained circumstances'. The reporting launched the far-reaching #MeToo and Time's Up movements, several criminal investigations into Weinstein (and several other powerful men) and led to the downfall of the once-untouchable Hollywood mogul.

"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". He faces life in jail for 2 counts of predatory sexual assault.

Weinstein, who now has more than 80 accusers, is set to go to trial in January.

Contemporary particulars additionally title new sources, together with former government at The Weinstein Firm, Irwin Reiter, who is claimed to have raised issues over his boss' habits.

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Kantor and Twohey detail in the book how Weinstein's lawyer Lisa Bloom attempted to portray Weinstein's accusers (including Rose McGowan) as liars.

She wrote to Weinstein of accuser Rose McGowan: 'I really feel geared up that can assist you in opposition to the Roses of the world, as a result of I've represented so lots of them.

"We can place an article re her becoming increasingly unglued, so that when someone Googles her this is what pops up and she's discredited".

She later mentioned she "deeply regretted" representing him in a "colossal mistake".

She told NBC News" TODAY show: "It's been a long journey. "I said, ´I surrender, ´ see?"

"I do not accept your apology", wrote McGowan, who has accused Weinstein of raping her, in a tweet responding to Bloom that she has since deleted.

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