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Nov 8, 2017

Harvey Weinstein’s army of spies … Disney recants LA Times ban … Fish food fake news

In new revelations about Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, The New Yorker has reported on spies he used to contain allegations, including journalists.

Emily Watkins — Media reporter

Emily Watkins

Media reporter

Harvey Weinstein's army of spies. In the latest explosive Harvey Weinstein revelations, The New Yorker has reported that the powerful film producer employed a network of spies and informants in an attempt to control any accusations against him.

Two private investigators from Black Cube, using false identities, met with the actress Rose McGowan, who eventually publicly accused Weinstein of rape, to extract information from her. One of the investigators pretended to be a women's-rights advocate and secretly recorded at least four meetings with McGowan. The same operative, using a different false identity and implying that she had an allegation against Weinstein, met twice with a journalist to find out which women were talking to the press. In other cases, journalists directed by Weinstein or the private investigators interviewed women and reported back the details.

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  1. klewso

    Nice to see The Cup go to a battler – with the wherewithal to buy foreign developed (from breeding to the track) horses (often of largely unknown capablility under our conditions), to bring here and take up a large proportion of the field (25%) – for us to wager our money, on a pig in a poke – while limiting locals from taking part.

  2. Woopwoop

    Good headline from NT News, but I prefer the similar one from when Turnbull became PM -at least it got second billing to a more important issue:
    https://twitter.com/workmanalice/status/643514505616601088

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