Harvey Weinstein to take leave amid sexual harassment report

“I’m not answering any questions”, he says in a video published by TMZ.

In addition to conquering demons, Weinstein’s journey will include suing the New York Times for their piece, which his lawyers say is “saturated with false and defamatory statements” and hearsay accounts of his conduct, including information “apparently stolen” from a personnel file.

Despite the fact that Harvey’s lawyer Lisa Bloom called the allegations “patently false”, Harvey has released an apology seemingly confirming the claims.

“I also have the worst temper known to mankind, my system is all wrong, and sometimes I create too much tension”.

Weinstein, 65, will take an indefinite leave of absence, the company said. People are intimidated by him. I have a temper and it’s not a good one so I think I act too imperiously. He renowned as the co-founder of Miramax, which produced several popular films such as Pulp Fiction, Clerks, The Crying Game, and Sex, Lies, and Videotape.

Weinstein is one of the most powerful men in Hollywood.

A former German actress and model has told Swiss authorities that film director Roman Polanski raped her at his mountain chalet in 1972 when she was 15 years old, local prosecutors said on Wednesday.

The staunch Democrat who backed Hillary Clinton in her presidential bid said that he respected all women and was hoping for a second chance although he knew he had “work to do to earn it”.

Her friend went looking for her after 10 minutes had gone by, but was stopped from going downstairs into the kitchen by security, according to Sivan. Actresses Ashley Judd and Rose McGowan are among those who have accused Mr Weinstein of inappropriate behaviour.

The newspaper reported he had reached at least eight settlements with women.

The $100,000 payout was “not to be construed as an admission” by Weinstein, but meant to “avoid litigation and buy peace”, according to a legal document reportedly reviewed by the NYT.

Allred also teased at the possibility of the first “Allred versus Bloom case”, though Bloom has only been named an an attorney on retainer and in an advisory role for Weinstein. “I have told him that times have changed, it is 2017 and he needs to evolve to a higher standard”.

“I truly want to do what is right for this company, our many wonderful partners and, most importantly, you – our employees, so we are not taking this lightly”, Glasser wrote.

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