Harvey Weinstein's brother wrote to the movie tycoon who begged him to get help for his & # 39; misconduct & # 39; two years before allegations of sexual harassment were made public, according to a recently released letter.
Film director Bob Weinstein sent a letter to his older brother or sister in which he said his actions & # 39; the family and your company are ashamed & # 39 ;, reveals a new book about alleged abuse of Weinstein.
Harvey, 67, has denied all allegations of non-voluntary sex and is on trial in January next year. He is confronted with life in prison for two counts of predatory assault.
But a previously unreported letter now reveals how Bob, 64, two years before the reporter Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey wrote the film producer, broke the story of his alleged abuse, saying: “Your response was again to blame the victims to give, or to minimize misconduct in different ways.
& # 39; If you think there is nothing wrong with your misconduct, announce it to your wife and family. & # 39;
It is completely reprinted in She Said: Breaking the Sexual Intassment Story That helped to ignite a movement, The New York Times reports.
Harvey Weinstein's brother wrote to the movie tycoon who begged him to get help for his & # 39; misconduct & # 39; two years before allegations of sexual harassment were made public. Bob is pictured on the left with Harvey on the right in 2009
Bob also tells the newspaper that he thought his brother's actions were a sex addiction, and said he & # 39; worn & # 39; was when he tried to intervene and added: & # 39; I said: & # 39; I surrender, you see? & # 39;
Reporters Kantor and Twohey were the first to break the Weinstein story and their new book, published Tuesday, reveals more about the secrecy agreements that Weinstein used against his prosecutors.
Weinstein, who is free on $ 1 million bail, is accused of two counts of predatory assault, one count of criminal sexual act and two counts of rape, USA today reports.
New details also include new sources, including former director of The Weinstein Company, Irwin Reiter, who has reportedly expressed concerns about his boss's behavior.
He would have helped reporters if his complaints were not dealt with.
The book also mentions a previously unknown prosecutor, Rowena Chiu, who got a settlement and signed a confidentiality agreement after Weinstein allegedly attacked her in a hotel room while working as an assistant at Miramax
And it describes how Oscar winner Gwyneth Paltrow would have been an early source for the story and encouraged others to share their accusations.
The book also looks at the role of lawyers, including lawyer Gloria Allred and her daughter Lisa Bloom.
Allred, who has supported the assault victims, has contributed to a scheme to silence an alleged victim in 2004 with a 40 percent discount. Allred states that customers often prefer confidential arrangements for privacy.
Weinstein, who is free on $ 1 million bail, is accused of two counts of predatory assault, one count of criminal sexual act and two counts of rape. He denies all accusations of non-voluntary sex and is on trial in January next year
Gloria Allred, left, is said to have worked out a scheme to silence an alleged victim in 2004 with a 40 percent discount. Gwyneth Paltrow is said to have been an early source of the story and encouraged others to share their stories
It is said that Bloom, a lawyer for rights victims, tried to stop the story.
She wrote to Weinstein from prosecutor Rose McGowan: & I feel equipped to help you against the Roses of the World, because I have represented so many.
& # 39; We can post an article in which she becomes increasingly elusive, so that when someone googles her, it pops up and she becomes discredited. & # 39;
She later said she was deeply sorry & # 39; of him in a & # 39; colossal error & # 39 ;.
And lawyer David Boies, who also helped Weinstein, would have discussed a potential role for his actress daughter at that time.
Boies told the authors of the book that he has no & # 39; regret that I represented him as I did & # 39 ;.
But he said he was unaware of the tactics used by private investigator Black Cube against journalists when he helped them set up a contract for Weinstein.
Weinstein appeared in articles in the New York Times and the New Yorker in 2017, after which his film empire collapsed and his wife divorced him.
Dozens of actresses including Gwyneth Paltrow, Ashley Judd and Salma Hayek have accused him of inappropriate behavior or sexual abuse.
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