Harvey Weinstein is two months free from his criminal trial and according to a new report he is spending his days online following his mentions.
& # 39; If his name is on it, he reads it, & # 39; told a friend CNN.
In addition to googling himself on a daily basis, Weinstein also plans for life after the trial said that friend.
& # 39; He feels like he owes Hollywood apologies, & # 39; that person noted.
& # 39; I think there is a part of him who thinks he will come out on the other side and is welcomed in a version of his old life. & # 39;
Weinstein's tendency to Google himself was mentioned in Ronan Farrow's recent book Catch and Kill, along with the effort he put into killing unflattering stories.
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A friend of Harvey Weinstein said the shamed mogul spends his days googling himself and planning a Hollywood comeback
The mogul did this by turning to his huge Rolodex of powerful friends to try to detail Ronan Farrow's exposed exposition with information about his decades of sexual misconduct.
Farrow said that among those Weinstein were Hillary Clinton, the editors of American Media and even his estranged father Woody Allen.
The first two have put a lot of effort into destroying Farrow's reporting, and files with allegations of Matt Lauer's sexual misconduct during his time on Today played a role in NBC to kill the story while on the network, Farrow claims .
Clinton did her best, Farrow said, saying that his & # 39; great story & # 39; a & # 39; take care of us & # 39; belonged to the then presidential hopeful publicist Nick Merrill.
He also claimed that the campaign refused access to Clinton at a time when Farrow was trying to interview her for the foreign policy book he was working on at the time.
Attempts to rope in Farrow & # 39; s family were much less successful, including an appeal to Farrow & # 39; s estranged father Woody Allen.
& # 39; Gosh, I'm so sorry. Good luck, & # 39; Allen told Weinstein and explained that he couldn't do anything to stop the story.
Farrow published his exposure five days after The New York Times at Weinstein.
His reporting was helped at the time by the work previously done for the New Yorker by Ken Auletta, who had heard of a number of incidents with the mogul in the early days.
Farrow would win the Pulitzer prize for his work.
The strange couple: Weinstein & # 39; s love for Googling himself was mentioned in Ronan Farrow & # 39; s recent book Catch and Kill (Woody Allen and Weinstein above in 2008)
HILLARY CLINTON AND STAFF
Farrow & # 39; s allegations about Clinton and AMI were first reported by The New York Times in a story citing individual specific incidents.
In that story, from December 2017, Merrill was asked about Weinstein's behavior and said: & # 39; We were shocked to hear what he had done. It is despicable behavior and the women who have come forward have shown enormous courage. & # 39;
That would have been months after going to the & # 39; big story & # 39; van Farrow.
The Times reported that Lena Dunham told several members of Clinton & # 39; s staff well before the publication of both exhibitions about Weinstein's behavior.
& # 39; I just want you to know that Harvey is a rapist and that this will come true at some point, & # 39; Dunham said.
& # 39; I find it a very bad idea for him to host fundraisers and be involved, because it's a secret in Hollywood that he has a problem with sexual violence. & # 39;
Mamma Mia: Farrow & # 39; s sister and uncle were mentioned in a letter from Weinstein's lawyer
Dunham was convinced that her concerns would be passed on to campaign leader Robby Mook, but later shared her story again with a spokesperson when the Weinstein campaign continued to hold spearhead events and fundraisers for Clinton.
When Merrill was confronted with Dunham's memories, he said: & # 39; Regarding claims about a warning, that's something the staff wouldn't forget. & # 39;
AMERICAN MEDIA AND DYLAN HOWARD
The Times report also noted how AMI's practice of & # 39; capture and kill & # 39; used to ensure that Weinstein prosecutor Ambra Battilana Gutierrez could not share her allegations of sexual misconduct.
Farrow claims that NBC killed his story after an hour-long strategy session between AMI & # 39; s head content officer Dylan Howard and Weinstein.
Howard came to that meeting with a wealth of information about NBC in files, and eventually Weinstein chose to use Lauer to kill the story according to Farrow.
& # 39; Weinstein informed the network that he was aware of Lauer's behavior and was able to disclose it & # 39 ;, Farrow writes in his book.
AMI does not deny this relationship with Weinstein and has previously stated that any work done on his behalf took place before allegations of sexual misconduct became public.
"NBC News has never been contacted by AMI or in any way informed of any threats from them or anyone else," said a network spokesperson.
& # 39; And the idea that NBC News takes a threat from a gossip company about Matt Lauer seriously is ridiculous, because they have already covered it with great regularity. Meanwhile, NBC mocked Farrow & # 39; s claim that the threat of a gossip magazine would be powerful enough to close a project on the network. & # 39;
Ron-on: Farrow says his friend Jon Lovett was a constant source of support when navigating through his future post-NBC
Weinstein's lawyer tried to persuade Farrow to kill his own story with a letter mentioning different family members, the journalist recalls.
In that letter, Charles Harder claimed that Farrow's motives were related to the allegations of his sister Dylan against their father, Woody Allen.
Harder wrote: & # 39; Mr. Farrow is entitled to his private anger. & # 39;
He then referred to Farrow & # 39; s uncle, who is in jail for sexually abusing two boys.
& # 39; We still need to find some evidence that Ronan Farrow has publicly condemned his uncle and that he may have supported him in public & # 39 ;, Harder wrote.
Uncle: John Villiers-Farrow was sentenced to 25 years in prison for the sexual abuse of two young boys
Farrow says he never met his uncle.
John Villiers-Farrow was sentenced to 25 years in prison for sexual abuse of two young boys over an eight-year period
The first victim moved to Villiers-Farrow's house when he was six years old and got to know the family because they had a son a few years younger than him.
The victim spent a lot of time in the family's house and Villiers-Farrow bought him gifts, took him to baseball games and on other trips, the arrest document states.
During the same period, a second boy who was friends with the first victim was abused about twelve times over a five-year period, said Secretary of State Kathleen Rogers.
The victims told the police that he would show them pornographic films. The encounters escalated to touch and then to oral sex.
Villiers-Farrow's wife has been with her husband since her arrest and named the victims – who are now 20 years old – & # 39; adders & # 39 ;.
At the height of it all, Farrow lost his job at NBC, but he says his friend Jon Lovett was a constant source of support as he navigated his future.
& # 39; I'll take care of you, honey. I will keep you in fine and smoothies, & Farrow Lovett reminded him at one point.
Rose Bloom: Lisa Bloom worked with Harvey Weinstein (outside of his office in October 2017, just five minutes after the Times story was published online) one year prior to the publication of the two exhibitions that brought him to The New York Times and New Yorker
The daughter of the famous lawyer Gloria Allred was friends with Farrow and talked to him for months before she revealed that she worked for Weinstein.
Farrow believed that Blook had exposed his report at the time, but did not realize that the situation was actually much worse.
& # 39; Lisa, you swore, as a lawyer and as a friend, that you would not tell his people, & # 39; Farrow remembers to Bloom.
& # 39; Ronan, I am his people, & # 39; Bloom said.
& # 39; I thought of her phone calls and text messages and voicemails that bothered me for information, customers dangled, & Farrow writes.
& # 39; Bloom told me that Weinstein had chosen her book, that she had been in an uncomfortable position. & # 39; Ronan, you have to come in. I can help. I can talk to David (Boies) and Harvey. I can make this easier for you. & # 39;
Farrow says he told her the conversation was inappropriate and ended his relationship with Bloom.
She tweeted when that story broke out and said, "Lawyers should remain confidential, even if terrible, untrue things are said about us." Well, I signed up for this. & # 39;
At the time, Bloom had already succeeded in having New York kill a piece about Weinstein that should run at the end of 2016, around the time she first heard about the alleged sexual misconduct of the mogul.
In the email sent after her first meeting with Weinstein, Bloom outlined a number of tactics to address these stories, including how he could start a foundation in honor of his recently deceased mother and arouse sympathy before publication.
She also said he should imitate Charlie Sheen to first go outside with his story, as Sheen did after his HIV diagnosis broke into the press.
& # 39; You should be the hero of the story, not the villain. This is very easy to do, ”Bloom said in the email, which was obtained by Times reporters Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey.
She also worked out an aggressive plan to defeat Rose McGowan and called her a & # 39; pathological liar & # 39; and dangerous.
The most destructive rule, however, concerned victims of sexual crimes, which at that time constituted almost her entire client list.
& # 39; I feel equipped to help you against the Roses of the World, because I have represented so many & # 39 ;, Bloom wrote.
& # 39; They start out as impressive, daring women, but the more you insist on evidence, the weaknesses and lies are revealed. & # 39;
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