That is, until October 2017, when explosive allegations surfaced about decades of sexual harassment and misconduct by Weinstein. The claims against the longtime movie mogul soon expanded to dozens of women within the industry, ultimately bringing down Weinstein and his company in addition to sparking movements such as #MeToo and #TimesUp. Take a look back at the stories that shaped one of the fastest downfalls in recent Hollywood history.
(This story gallery was originally published at 10 a.m. on Oct. 16, 2017.)
Harvey Weinstein’s scorched-earth defense against rape allegations has had some success. It could also backfire
In the six months since his arrest, Harvey Weinstein has attacked the credibility of his accusers, New York City police and prosecutors. He's managed to get one of the six criminal charges against him dropped. Now a judge will decide if the arch-villain of the #MeToo movement will stand trial.
The unnamed woman claims that the first incident occurred shortly after meeting Weinstein at the Sundance Film Festival in 2013 and that he repeatedly harassed and sexually assaulted her over a period of nearly three years.
Harvey Weinstein's defense is asking a judge to dismiss the remaining charges against the movie mogul, saying the grand jury that indicted him wasn't told that a woman he's charged with raping in 2013 reportedly attended a screening with him later that day.
In a motion filed Monday, Manhattan prosecutors scoffed at a defense motion to drop all charges against Harvey Weinstein. A judge in New York City is expected to rule on the matter in late December.
Ben Brafman, an attorney for the disgraced movie producer, called the new accusation 'preposterous' and said it would be proven false.
After speaking out against Harvey Weinstein, two actresses join forces to protect others in Hollywood
Jessica Barth and Caitlin Dulany, two actresses who made sexual harassment allegations against Harvey Weinstein last year, have joined together to create an online reporting system for those who say they've been abused or mistreated in Hollywood.
A detective involved in the sexual assault case against Harvey Weinstein told one of the disgraced mogul’s accusers to delete information from her cellphone before turning it over to prosecutors, according to a document made public Wednesday.
Manhattan's district attorney has decided to drop part of the criminal case against Harvey Weinstein. The tossed charge involves allegations made by one of the three accusers in the case, Lucia Evans, who was among the first women to publicly accuse Weinstein of sexual assault.
A year after #MeToo upended the status quo, the accused are attempting comebacks — but not offering apologies
A year after #MeToo, many men brought down by the movement are looking to come back to public life. But if you're waiting for them to apologize, forget it. These men might regret getting caught. But true remorse about the damage they caused isn’t forthcoming.
One year later, how Harvey Weinstein went from power player to pariah and sparked a national movement
A timeline of the sexual misconduct accusations against Harvey Weinstein and the fallout from the scandal.
A year after news broke of accusations of sexual harassment and assault against film mogul Harvey Weinstein, the aftershocks from that seismic event continue to reverberate across the industry, from movie sets to casting sessions, TV writing rooms to executive boardrooms.
Les Moonves is out at CBS, but his wife, Julie Chen, is sticking by her husband and, for now, her place as host of the network's "Big Brother," though she gave up her spot on "The Talk." Her forced career turn illustrates the predicament faced by partners of disgraced men.
A year into #MeToo, some movies, including four Weinstein titles, are still stuck in distribution limbo
The latest movies from Woody Allen and Roman Polanski are also among the titles that still have no domestic release date as distributors mull how to handle a dicey marketing dilemma.
The network's executives say the sexual harassment expose was never ready for air by the network's standards while Ronan Farrow worked on it for NBC.
Harvey Weinstein's lawyer, seeking dismissal, claims alleged victim's emails show sex was consensual
Harvey Weinstein’s lawyers on Friday filed a motion to dismiss his indictment on multiple sex charges, arguing that grand jurors never saw exculpatory evidence, including emails in which a woman he is accused of raping allegedly professed her love for him years after.
Harvey Weinstein's lawyers are asking a federal judge to dismiss Ashley Judd's lawsuit charging he ruined her career after she rejected his sexual advances, arguing the producer tried to live up to a "bargain" she proposed to let her touch her if she "won an Academy Award in one of his films."
Harvey Weinstein effort to trash accusers backfires; his lawyer denies producer told British magazine that he traded acting roles for sex
Harvey Weinstein seemingly admitted to British Spectator magazine columnist Taki that he did use his business to get sexual favors.
Harvey Weinstein is facing new criminal charges. An indictment revealed Monday accuses him of sexually assaulting a woman and of committing a pattern of sex crimes. A prior indictment accused him of raping a different woman and sexually assaulting another. He and his lawyer say he's not guilty.
Harvey Weinstein pleaded not guilty to two counts of sexual assault and one count of committing a criminal sexual act on Tuesday.
Harvey Weinstein and his criminal defense attorney are targets of a new lawsuit by three women, including a technology sales executive who accuses the producer of sexual assault and rape and says his lawyer's firm duped her into handing over evidence.
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.
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.
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.
Judge Mary F. Walrath approved the sale of the studio’s assets to Dallas-based private equity firm Lantern Capital Partners, which will pay $310 million in cash and assume about $115 million in liabilities related to film and television projects.
It’s unclear if any Weinstein Co. bidders will top the so-called stalking horse offer made by Dallas-based private equity firm Lantern Capital Parnters in March. There appears to be scant interest among the logical entertainment industry buyers, including Lionsgate, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and Miramax.
The New York Times and The New Yorker won the Pulitzer Prize for public service Monday for breaking the Harvey Weinstein scandal with reporting that galvanized the (hash)MeToo movement and set off a national reckoning over sexual misconduct in the workplace.
Weinstein Co.'s financial strain illustrates the catastrophic impact of the allegations and ensuing lawsuits against founder Harvey Weinstein on the company and its employees.
The bankruptcy, the biggest to hit Hollywood in nearly three years, represents a stunning downfall for the New York-based Weinstein Co., five months after its co-founder was accused of sexual harassment and assault.
The Weinstein Co.'s pending bankruptcy has some victims' rights advocates worried about whether Weinstein’s accusers will be left in the lurch. In a Chapter 11 bankruptcy process, victims' claims would take a back seat to the studio’s secured creditors.
The Oscar-winning producer has fled to Arizona, where he has indulged in expensive hideaways, posh restaurants and personalized addiction treatment.
Weinstein Co. seeks to dismiss class-action lawsuit, saying Weinstein was solely responsible for his action
Weinstein Co. seeks to dismiss class action lawsuit, contending Harvey Weinstein was solely responsible for his actions.
Weinstein Co.'s David Glasser came under fire this week after the New York attorney general’s office sued the studio for civil rights violations. New York Atty. Gen. Eric Schneiderman singled him out, accusing him of failing to respond to complaints to the company’s human resources department.
New York attorney general sues Weinstein Co. for civil rights 'violations,' throwing sale into question
Contreras-Sweet, backed by billionaire Ron Burkle’s Yucaipa Cos., has been in negotiations with the Weinstein Co. for weeks for a deal that would give her control over the studio’s assets and establish a fund to help women who have alleged abuse by Weinstein.
The Los Angeles Police Department has submitted three cases for review by prosecutors of alleged sexual assault by film producer Harvey Weinstein. The cases bring to five the total number of cases under review by the Los Angeles prosecutors against Weinstein.
Harvey Weinstein ex-assistant sues him alleging repeated touching, naked dictation and cleaning up condoms
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.
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.
The disgraced film mogul Harvey Weinstein and his namesake New York-based production company are facing a sexual harassment lawsuit from “Marco Polo” associate producer Alexandra Canosa.
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.
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.
Harvey Weinstein faces multiple criminal investigations, but detectives will need to work to corroborate the allegations, examine evidence and interview any witnesses.
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’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.
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.
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 ...
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.
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.
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
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.
Did the major Hollywood talent agencies and guilds do enough to protect actresses from Harvey Weinstein and others?
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.
Natassia Malthe's complaint is the latest among more than 50 women who have alleged that now-disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein mistreated them.
Mimi Haleyi is the latest among more than 50 women who've accused Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment or assault.
Although the specifics are different, the psychological and behavioral dynamics at play among the perpetrators and victims are virtually identical.
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.
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.
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.
Los Angeles police are investigating new allegations against Harvey Weinstein after an Italian model-actress reported that the producer sexually assaulted her in 2013.
Bob and Harvey Weinstein built an indie film powerhouse. Now the allegations against Harvey Weinstein have put the lesser known brother in the spotlight.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
Harvey Weinstein moment sheds light — or doesn't — on Hollywood, hypocrisy and turning trauma into art.
As more women come forward with allegations against Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment, many in Hollywood are looking at the issue in the industry.
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.
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.
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.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Wednesday it will hold a meeting Saturday to discuss Harvey Weinstein's membe...
The mounting sexual assault and harassment claims against Harvey Weinstein could have severe legal consequences for the executive and his already struggling namesake company.
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.
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.
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.
Harvey Weinstein, the indie film impresario, has been forced out of his company in the wake of sexual harassment allegations.
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.
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 company was struggling long before accusations of sexual harassment surfaced. Will they deal a fatal blow to the indie film company?