Mega movie producer Harvey Weinstein, is, officially (almost) history. After a bombshell New York Times report surfaced claiming that Weinstein “paid off women he sexually harassed for decades” his career is pretty much in shambles. Lisa Bloom, as of this writing, has resigned as adviser to the Hollywood powerhouse.
Meanwhile, The Post appears to have gotten the first interview with Weinstein whom is “entirely laying the blame on the New York Times for its failure to provide Weinstein names and the story before the story actually got published”.
“What I am saying is that I bear responsibility for my actions, but the reason I am suing is because of the Times’ inability to be honest with me, and their reckless reporting. They told me lies. They made assumptions.
“The Times had a deal with us that they would tell us about the people they had on the record in the story, so we could respond appropriately, but they didn’t live up to the bargain.
“The Times editors were so fearful they were going to be scooped by New York Magazine and they would lose the story, that they went ahead and posted the story filled with reckless reporting, and without checking all they had with me and my team.”
Weinstein’s epic fall from grace has commenced. According to reps for Weinstein, he, has hired the same attorney who brought down Gawker to take on the New York Times for $50m.