Powerful Democrat Tried To Stop Harvey Weinstein Investigation While Firm Represented NY Times

It looks like some Liberals, including a Democrat lawyer, tried to keep the Harvey Weinstein scandal from the public. This is a dirty example of a conflict of interests as well.

The Hollywood Reporter has the story:

Weinstein Lawyer Repped NY Times During Sexual Harassment Probe, “Secretly Worked to Stop” Story

Harvey Weinstein’s lawyer was representing the New York Times at the same time as he was aiding the producer’s efforts to block the publication of sexual harassment stories in the newspaper.

The New Yorker revealed that David Boies’ conflict of interest in a bombshell report on Monday. The story, the third in a series from Ronan Farrow that have caused shockwaves throughout Hollywood and beyond, outlined the network of private investigators and intelligence firms Weinstein used to spy on and discredit women, including Rose McGowan, who have subsequently accused the producer of sexual assault.

Those same investigators, some of whom were ex-Israeli intelligence agents, also engaged journalists investigating the story including Farrow, New York magazine’s Ben Wallace and the Times’ Jodi Kantor who along with Megan Twohey published a story about Weinstein paying out settlements for sexual harassment on Oct. 5.

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The New Yorker reports that Boies personally signed the contract with security firm Black Cube which was directed to uncover information that would stop the publication of any negative harassment stories about Weinstein in the Times while at the same time his Manhattan firm Boies, Schiller and Flexner was representing the newspaper.

Is it safe to assume the left didn’t want this to come out because Hollywood supports Democrats? What other reason can explain such a turn of events?


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