Harvey Weinstein

NEW YORK | DA drops a Weinstein charge amid detective, witness concerns

NEW YORK  — Prosecutors in New York City abandoned part of their sexual assault case against Harvey Weinstein on Thursday after evidence surfaced that a lead police detective coached a witness to keep quiet when she raised doubts about the veracity of one of the allegations. Weinstein, 66, looked on as a judge agreed to … Continue reading NEW YORK | DA drops a Weinstein charge amid detective, witness concerns

NEW YORK | New York City prosecutors drop part of Harvey Weinstein case

NEW YORK— Prosecutors in New York City abandoned part of their sexual assault case against Harvey Weinstein on Thursday after evidence surfaced that a police detective coached a witness to stay silent about evidence that cast doubt on the account of one of his earliest accusers. With Weinstein looking on, a judge agreed to dismiss … Continue reading NEW YORK | New York City prosecutors drop part of Harvey Weinstein case

NEW YORK | Manhattan DA drops part of Weinstein case

NEW YORK— Manhattan’s district attorney dropped part of the criminal sexual assault case against Harvey Weinstein on Thursday after evidence emerged that cast doubt on the account one of his three accusers provided to the grand jury. The development was announced in court Thursday with Weinstein looking on. The tossed charge involves allegations made by … Continue reading NEW YORK | Manhattan DA drops part of Weinstein case

LOS ANGELES | #MeToo movement sends Hollywood figures into exile, not jail

LOS ANGELES — The #MeToo movement has sent dozens of once-powerful Hollywood players into exile, but few of them have been placed in handcuffs or jail cells. And it’s increasingly apparent that the lack of criminal charges may remain the norm. Harvey Weinstein has been charged with sexual assault in New York, and Bill Cosby … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | #MeToo movement sends Hollywood figures into exile, not jail

LOS ANGELES | Judge partly dismisses Ashley Judd lawsuit against Weinstein

LOS ANGELES — A federal judge has thrown out part of a lawsuit Ashley Judd filed against Harvey Weinstein that alleges he deliberately derailed her career when she turned him down sexually. U.S. District Judge Phillip S. Gutierrez on Wednesday dismissed the sexual harassment allegation in the lawsuit, ruling that the California law Judd was … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | Judge partly dismisses Ashley Judd lawsuit against Weinstein

NEW YORK | Farrow says NBC misleading in explanation of story

NEW YORK — NBC News’ decision to pass on Ronan Farrow‘s investigation into Harvey Weinstein’s alleged sexual misconduct is an open wound, with Farrow and one of Weinstein’s accusers criticizing the network’s latest explanation and President Donald Trump chiming in Tuesday. Trump tweeted that NBC is “now fumbling around making excuses for their probably highly … Continue reading NEW YORK | Farrow says NBC misleading in explanation of story

NEW YORK | NBC’s news chairman defends handling of Weinstein story

NEW YORK — NBC’s news chairman has sent an exhaustive defense of the network’s handling of Ronan Farrow’s investigation of Harvey Weinstein to his staff members, saying any speculation that the disgraced Hollywood mogul had any role in the network’s rejection of the story was baseless. After a disagreement with his managers over whether he … Continue reading NEW YORK | NBC’s news chairman defends handling of Weinstein story