Harvey Weinstein sexual misconduct scandal

As the public face and pugnacious spirit behind his company, Harvey Weinstein made himself synonymous with a kind of prestige cinema that was designed to attract discerning audiences and scoop up Oscars by the armful.

However, Weinstein Co.'s decision to fire him Oct. 8 after explosive allegations that he sexually harassed numerous women over a course of more than two decades now raises the question of whether the Weinstein brand can survive without Harvey Weinstein, and who will take the reins of the indie film company that bears the family name.

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'We got you, Harvey Weinstein': Hollywood celebrates disgraced film mogul's arrest and surrender

As Harvey Weinstein surrendered to New York police on Friday, celebrities — particularly some of his accusers — viewed his arrest as proof of the power of speaking out against sexual assault.

Rose McGowan on Weinstein arrest: 'His face has terrorized me for so long'

Rose McGowan “didn’t believe this day would come,” she said Friday in response to the early morning surrender of Harvey Weinstein to face sexual assault charges.

Defiant Harvey Weinstein denies sex crime charges. He 'did not invent the casting couch,' attorney says

In a milestone for the #MeToo movement, disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein turned himself in to New York authorities Friday morning to face sexual assault charges.

Fate of Harvey Weinstein sexual assault cases now in hands of two cautious prosecutors

Who will get to arrest Harvey Weinstein or whether anyone will get to put the handcuffs in the future on the Oscar-winning producer, however, will come down to two infamously reluctant and cautious district attorneys.

Harvey Weinstein ex-assistant sues, describing unwanted touching, naked dictation and used condoms

Harvey Weinstein ex-assistant sues him alleging repeated touching, naked dictation and cleaning up condoms

6 women sue Harvey Weinstein, and his former assistant makes new accusations

Six women are suing movie mogul Harvey Weinstein and the studio he co-founded, seeking to turn their case into a class-action suit representing what they say are hundreds of women whom he has sexually assaulted or harassed in his decades in Hollywood.

Weinstein Co. sued over scrapped Amazon project with David O. Russell

Producers Scott Lambert and Alexandra Milchan are suing the company for at least $2 million over the abandoned TV project that was expected to star Robert De Niro and Julianne Moore.

Harvey Weinstein resigns from Directors Guild of America as sex scandal grows with new lawsuits

The disgraced movie mogul, who faces numerous accusations of sexual misconduct, has already been kicked out of the Academy, BAFTA and the Producers Guild of America.

Wave of Hollywood sex assault claims sends LAPD into uncharted territory

Never before has the department received so many sexual assault allegations involving high-profile figures at one time, including many complex cases that are years old with multiple alleged victims, officials say.

Harvey Weinstein's accusers sue his company, alleging it enabled 'predatory behavior'

Harvey Weinstein's accusers sue his company, alleging negligence. It's the latest legal action against Weinstein Co., which has been roiled by allegations of sexual misconduct against its former co-chairman.

Weinstein Co. is hoping to avoid bankruptcy with its 'Paddington 2' sale

Warner Bros. paid more than $30 million for the North American distribution rights to "Paddington 2."

Harvey Weinstein and studio sued for assault and battery by an unnamed actress

In a complaint filed Tuesday in Los Angeles Superior Court, the actress also accused Weinstein Co. of negligence, marking the latest in a series of legal actions against the studio.

Harvey Weinstein team says indictment not imminent, criminal charges not warranted

Harvey Weinstein’s publicists and lawyers pushed back Wednesday against reports surrounding the disgraced movie mogul, saying that they do not expect an indictment soon and that they believe they will show he does not deserve to face criminal charges.

Manhattan D.A. moving closer to criminal charges against Harvey Weinstein

Another woman has reported to authorities that movie mogul Harvey Weinstein sexually assaulted her, London’s Metropolitan Police said Tuesday, bringing the number of alleged victims in Britain to eight. The woman made the report Oct. 31, saying Weinstein assaulted her overseas in 1991, police said.

Harvey Weinstein paid ex-spies and private detectives to find dirt on accusers and journalists, report says

The once powerful producer Weinstein paid private security agencies to collect damaging information on Rose McGowan, Annabella Sciorra, Rosanna Arquette and other women trying to come forward to share their sexual harassment and assault allegations against him.

Harvey Weinstein expelled from Television Academy for life

The Television Academy has voted to expel disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein in the wake of sexual harassment and assault allegations....

Who's next? High anxiety in Hollywood

With new allegations of rape, abuse and harassment aimed at industry players every news cycle, the entertainment industry may finally be cleaning up — but it's also freaking out.

Keith Urban set to perform new Weinstein-inspired song at CMA Awards

Of all the stories that Harvey Weinstein's sexual assault scandal has spawned, the latest is about a country music song.Country star Ke...

NYPD calls Harvey Weinstein rape allegation credible, says it's gathering evidence for arrest

The New York Police Department stepped up the pressure on movie mogul Harvey Weinstein on Friday, saying it had received a "credible" rape allegation from an actress, had corroborated parts of her story and were gathering evidence for an arrest warrant. Paz de la Huerta has revealed ...

Harvey Weinstein is the subject of multiple criminal investigations, but detectives face challenges

Harvey Weinstein faces multiple criminal investigations, but detectives will need to work to corroborate the allegations, examine evidence and interview any witnesses.

Harvey Weinstein and Disney are targeted by a Canadian actress alleging sexual assault

The complaint alleges that the producer twice assaulted the actress in 2000. It could be the first of many Weinstein-related legal complaints to hit Disney, which previously owned Miramax.

Julianne Moore and Whoopi Goldberg reflect on post-Weinstein Hollywood

Things took a turn for the candid Tuesday night on "Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen" after a caller inquired about guest Julian...

LAPD investigating second woman who accused Harvey Weinstein of wrongdoing

LAPD investigating second woman's allegations of wrongdoing by Harvey Weinstein

Beverly Hills police launch sexual assault investigations involving Harvey Weinstein and James Toback

Beverly Hills police launch sexual assault investigations involving film mogul Harvey Weinstein and director James Toback.

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Weinstein sex accusations show the power of social media and the limits of shame in our celebrity-driven world

Perspective: Weinstein sex accusations show the power of social media and the limits of shame in our celebrity-driven world

British police investigating 11 claims of sexual assault against Harvey Weinstein spanning decades

Harvey Weinstein: crime investigation expands to seven women in London

Weinstein Co. projects' fates: What's canceled and what's on track

Harvey and Bob Weinstein’s studio, Weinstein Co., had dozens of projects in the works when sexual harassment and rape allegations against Harvey Weinstein hit the news this month. Some of those projects are now canceled. Others are still moving forward. Here’s a breakdown.

Hollywood's man problem may be a matter of simple math

Is sexual harassment surprising in an industry where the men so overwhelmingly outnumber the women?

As Harvey Weinstein scandal spreads, talent agencies and guilds face tough questions

Did the major Hollywood talent agencies and guilds do enough to protect actresses from Harvey Weinstein and others?

Weinstein Co.'s future uncertain as Colony Capital deal falters

Colony may still buy some or all of the company, but the collapse of the deal leaves Weinstein Co. in need of another lifeline.

Harvey Weinstein sues his own company for documents to defend himself against claims of sexual abuse

In a complaint filed in Delaware chancery court, Weinstein’s attorneys said having access to the documents will assist the company in its defense against investigations and lawsuits.

As Harvey Weinstein sex scandal grows, one accuser says his company was negligent

Dominique Huett said Weinstein sexually abused her in 2010 in Beverly Hills and is suing his company for negligence.

Actress Natassia Malthe says Harvey Weinstein raped her in 2008

Natassia Malthe's complaint is the latest among more than 50 women who have alleged that now-disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein mistreated them.

Beyond Harvey Weinstein: 33 other high-profile men accused of sexual misdeeds or related behavior

After the fall of Oscar-winning producer Harvey Weinstein, the reverberations continue. Director James Toback, animator Chris Savino and talent agent Tyler Grasham are among the latest men in positions of power to be accused of sexual harassment.

Colony Capital has less than two weeks to buy the Weinstein Co. as studio hangs in the balance

The future of the Weinstein Co. could be decided in less than two weeks as the company tries to stay afloat amid allegations of sexual abuse against its disgraced co-founder Harvey Weinstein. 

Harvey Weinstein faces assault claims from two more women, and his company is sued for negligence

Mimi Haleyi is the latest among more than 50 women who've accused Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment or assault.

  • Op-Ed
Harvey Weinstein's alleged pattern of harassment echoes that of child sexual abusers

Although the specifics are different, the psychological and behavioral dynamics at play among the perpetrators and victims are virtually identical.

Harvey Weinstein's accusers: Full list includes fledgling actresses and Hollywood royalty

Since scores of women came forward to accuse the once-mighty Harvey Weinstein of victimizing them, the Oscar-winning studio mogul’s downfall has been steep. Here's the growing list of Weinstein's accusers and their allegations.

New York attorney general launches investigation of Weinstein Co.

The Attorney General civil right bureau issued a subpoena today as part of an investigation into whether officials at the Weinstein Co. violated state civil rights law or New York City human rights law.

Weinstein scandal puts nondisclosure agreements in the spotlight

The unfolding Weinstein scandal has sparked criticism that non-disclosure agreements allow powerful companies and individuals to stave off scrutiny and continue abusive practices. Now, there is a move afoot to place clear restrictions on their use.

How Harvey Weinstein used his fashion business as a pipeline to models

Disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein, best known for his film career, built a lucrative fashion business that included the TV show "Project Runway." Now, more than 10 fashion models have accused Weinstein of a wide range of sexual misconduct.

Harvey Weinstein went from power player to pariah in less than a week. Here's how it happened

A timeline of the sexual misconduct accusations against Harvey Weinstein and the continuing fallout from the scandal.

1980s actress Heather Kerr says Harvey Weinstein made her touch his genitals

Kerr was in her 20s when Harvey Weinstein allegedly sexually assaulted her during a business meeting in 1989, she said during a press conference alongside her attorney, Gloria Allred, on Friday.

Weinstein Co. employees: 'We did not know'

A group of Weinstein Co. staffers responded to sexual harassment and assault allegations against their company’s disgraced co-founder.

Harvey Weinstein is done. But what about Lisa Bloom?

Lisa Bloom spent decades defending women against powerful men, including Bill O'Reilly and Bill Cosby. People were baffled when she turned up as Harvey Weinstein's adviser. She's now apologizing for her 'colossal mistake.'

Investigation launched after actress tells LAPD she was raped by Harvey Weinstein

Los Angeles police are investigating new allegations against Harvey Weinstein after an Italian model-actress reported that the producer sexually assaulted her in 2013.

It was Bob and Harvey Weinstein against the world. Then they turned on each other

Bob and Harvey Weinstein built an indie film powerhouse. Now the allegations against Harvey Weinstein have put the lesser known brother in the spotlight.

Harvey Weinstein resigns from the board of Weinstein Co. as sex scandal widens

Harvey Weinstein formally stepped down from the board of directors of the company he co-founded.

The end of Harvey Weinstein and an industry that secretly loves its bullies

What the Harvey Weinstein scandal can teach us about the industry, the movies and the work that must be done.

Harvey Weinstein: His cinematic gifts and his bullying sway over a Hollywood he fascinated and repelled

The myth and reality of Harvey Weinstein play out in the mogul's scandal.

Weinstein criminal probes growing in New York and London, but so far no cases in L.A.

Sex crimes detectives in New York and London are investigating allegations from at least five women who say they were raped or sexually assaulted by Weinstein.

Harvey Weinstein's company gets a financial lifeline as he faces new criminal probe

The Weinstein Co., beset by allegations against ousted co-founder Harvey Weinstein, announced Monday that it is in negotiations to sell part or all of itself to Colony Capital. It also said it has a preliminary agreement for Colony Capital to give it an immediate cash infusion.

How Trump’s election and Weinstein’s fall signal warp speed on taking sexual harassment seriously

Sexual harassment allegations took down Roger Ailes, Bill O'Reilly, Harvey Weinstein and possibly Amazon Studios' Roy Price. Donald Trump, however, won the presidency despite his comments about grabbing women. A look at how political opposites Trump and Weinstein are united in their bullying ways.

'Saturday Night Live' takes on the Weinstein scandal

Kate Winslet didn't thank Harvey Weinstein when she won the Oscar. Here's why

Kate Winslet doesn't hold back in describing Harvey Weinstein's rude, bullying, "very, very, very unpleasant" behavior and why she's glad to be rid of him.

Harvey Weinstein expelled from motion picture academy

Producer Harvey Weinstein has been kicked out of the motion picture academy following allegations of sexual assault and harassment. Which leads to the question: Who's next?

Working for Harvey Weinstein was a coveted career steppingstone that came at a price

The psychological toll that came with working for Oscar-wining movie producer Harvey Weinstein included verbal abuse that would sometimes turn physical, according to former employees.

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Hollywood & Highland censors sculpture in response to Weinstein scandal

Erika Rothenberg's "The Road to Hollywood" ended with a daybed overlooking the Hollywood sign — a daybed that some incorrectly interpreted as a casting couch. The Times art critic explain how a mob mentality has led to dangerous censorship.

So who has dared to defend Harvey Weinstein?

Oscar-winning director Oliver Stone, actress Lindsay Lohan, actor Tony Denison, fashion designer Donna Karan and director Woody Allen have risen to Harvey Weinstein’s defense despite a tidal wave of industry condemnation.

No one took Rose McGowan’s claims seriously. Now everyone is listening

Even before the Harvey Weinstein scandal, Rose McGowan was, in her words, Hollywood's "feminist whistleblowing badass."

Amazon Studios cuts ties with Weinstein Co. following Harvey Weinstein sex scandal

The move comes in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment scandal

Weinstein Co. board is fighting over possible sale, future of the company

The investment bank cites "inexcusable behavior that has been reported."

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Why Rose McGowan is the hero of this Harvey Weinstein horror show

The actress didn't tell her Harvey Weinstein story and leave it at that. She launched a campaign against Hollywood's "rape culture" so fierce it got her temporarily banned from Twitter.

In Hollywood, what should've been scandal was long met with a shrug. A new outcry has changed that

Harvey Weinstein moment sheds light — or doesn't — on Hollywood, hypocrisy and turning trauma into art.

Thousands join #WomenBoycottTwitter after it suspended Rose McGowan's account

Thousands are rallying in support of actress Rose McGowan and calling for a Twitter boycott after her account was suspended following days of advocating for those who’ve been sexually assaulted. 

Rose McGowan implores Jeff Bezos to 'stop funding rapists.' Meanwhile, Amazon suspends studio head amid harassment claim

The scandal enveloping Hollywood grew wider Thursday when actress Rose McGowan accused movie producer Harvey Weinstein of raping her, and then pleaded with founder Jeff Bezos to end his company’s alleged involvement in a culture of exploitation and abuse.

The fallout: How the Harvey Weinstein scandal exposed sexual harassment as Hollywood's dirty secret

As more women come forward with allegations against Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment, many in Hollywood are looking at the issue in the industry.

As woes escalate for Harvey Weinstein's former company, potential buyers begin to circle

Hollywood is already starting to kick the tires of the Weinstein Co. barely a week after sexual misconduct allegations surfaced against its ousted co-founder Harvey Weinstein.

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Judd Apatow on Harvey Weinstein, sexual harassment and how to stop abusive men in power

Producer Judd Apatow details the clever ways entertainment industry titans like Harvey Weinstein and Bill Cosby hide their crimes and why it's essential to create a world where people feel safe stepping forward to call them out.

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Harvey Weinstein's legacy: A first step to removing the industry's systemic sexism

Los Angeles Times columnist Glenn Whipp writes about his encounters with Harvey Weinstein and why the producer's downfall could be a watershed moment for the entertainment industry.

Hachette pulls the plug on Weinstein Books

Following the Harvey Weinstein scandal, Hachette Book Group terminates the Weinstein Books imprint.

Has anyone fallen faster than Harvey Weinstein?

After decades as a Hollywood elite, Harvey Weinstein's fall from grace was fast and furious.

With shock and anger, Hollywood responds to the Harvey Weinstein sexual misconduct scandal

As more accusations pile up against Harvey Weinstein, a growing number of celebrities have issued statements about the tarnished movie mogul's alleged sexual misconduct.

LAPD responds to family disturbance call involving Harvey Weinstein

LAPD response to disturbance involving Harvey Weinstein at L.A. home

Film academy to hold emergency meeting to discuss Harvey Weinstein's membership

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Wednesday it will hold a meeting Saturday to discuss Harvey Weinstein's membe...

The legal fallout from the mushrooming Weinstein sex scandal could be big

The mounting sexual assault and harassment claims against Harvey Weinstein could have severe legal consequences for the executive and his already struggling namesake company.

Can Weinstein Co. survive without Harvey Weinstein?

The future looks grim for Weinstein Co. as leaders scramble to contain the fallout from Harvey Weinstein's sexual harassment scandal.

Being harassed by Harvey Weinstein was 'disgusting' and 'pathetic,' TV reporter says

Harvey Weinstein lured TV reporter Lauren Sivan downstairs at a restaurant in 2007 and then engaged in a “disgusting and kind of pathetic” display of sexual harassment, Sivan told Megyn Kelly in her first television interview about the encounter.

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Essential Politics: Weinstein's fall prompts political backlash

Democrats scramble after Weinstein scandal. An immigration deal unravels. Hillary Clinton is in California today.

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Another man behaving badly in Hollywood — this time, Harvey Weinstein. What a shocker

The New York Times reported that Harvey Weinstein has been accused of sexually harassing women over nearly three decades. He's apologized and has hired a team of people, including a well-known feminist attorney, to help him figure out why he's behaved badly.

Weinstein Co. orders investigation of Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment allegations

The Weinstein Co.'s board of directors met by phone Thursday night in a heated exchange to discuss how to respond to sexual harassment allegations against Harvey Weinstein.

Weinstein sexual harassment controversy exposes Hollywood's double standard

Hollywood has been unusually quiet over the allegations against the prominent filmmaker.

Movie producer Harvey Weinstein is fired from his company after sexual harassment allegations

Harvey Weinstein, the indie film impresario, has been forced out of his company in the wake of sexual harassment allegations.

Senators start giving away money Harvey Weinstein donated to them

Harvey Weinstein has donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to Democratic politicians, including the campaigns of Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.

Harvey Weinstein loses key supporters, including advisor Lisa Bloom, who came under pressure to quit

The attorney's resignation comes after a new report surfaced Friday alleging that the producer had masturbated in front of a TV journalist 10 years ago.

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Essential California: Harvey Weinstein throws Hollywood into crisis

Movie producer Harvey Weinstein has been forced out of his company after allegations of sexual harassment surfaced against the indie film impresario last week, the Weinstein Co. said Sunday.

Harvey Weinstein to take a leave of absence amid sexual harassment claims, threatens lawsuit over report

The article, published by the New York Times on Thursday, said that Weinstein has over the years reached at least eight legal settlements with women over alleged harassment.

Harvey Weinstein's Hollywood future is in question after sexual harassment allegations

Harvey Weinstein's company was struggling long before accusations of sexual harassment surfaced. Will they deal a fatal blow to the indie film company?