Harvey Weinstein threatens to sue New York Times over nuisance story

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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Oscar-winning film writer Harvey Weinstein on Thursday threatened to sue a New York Times after it reported that he had been a aim of passionate nuisance complaints.

After an initial matter in that Weinstein apologized for his behavior, his profession Charles J. Harder subsequently put out a matter observant a newspaper’s story was insulting since it relied on “mostly scuttle-butt accounts and a inadequate report.”

The New York Times reported that Weinstein, 65, had reached 8 formerly undisclosed settlements with women who done allegations of passionate nuisance and neglected earthy contact.

New York Times mouthpiece Danielle Rhoades Ha pronounced a journal was assured about a reporting, adding that Weinstein “was wakeful and means to respond to specific allegations in a story before publication.”

The purported victims enclosed an actress, a indication and dual assistants and their allegations spanned roughly 30 years, a journal reported.

Reuters has not exclusively reliable a New York Times report. Weinstein has not been charged with any crimes.

“I conclude a approach I’ve behaved with colleagues in a past has caused a lot of pain, and we unequivocally apologize for it. Though I’m perplexing to do better, we know we have a prolonged approach to go,” Weinstein pronounced in his initial matter to a New York Times that was also given to Reuters by his lawyers.

“I’ve brought on therapists and we devise to take a leave of deficiency from my association and to understanding with this emanate conduct on,” pronounced Weinstein, whose Oscar-winning films embody “Shakespeare in Love” and “Chicago.”

One of a women interviewed by a New York Times was “Double Jeopardy” thespian and thespian Ashley Judd.

The news quoted Judd as observant that dual decades ago she had a assembly with Weinstein in his Beverly Hills hotel room where he asked if he could give her a massage or if she could watch him shower.

Judd’s member did not immediately lapse requests from Reuters for comment.

Weinstein and his hermit Bob shaped eccentric film studio Miramax in 1979. They after sole it and in 2005 set adult The Weinstein Company.

Weinstein, who is married to Marchesa tag conform engineer Georgina Chapman, is a latest U.S. media titan to be indicted of passionate harassment.

The late Fox News arch Roger Ailes was forced out of a association in Jul 2016 after being indicted of passionate harassment, that he denied.

Reporting by Jill Serjeant and Piya Sinha-Roy; Editing by Toni Reinhold

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