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@OldSchool2A 1/“Inthe fall of 2016, Harvey Weinstein set out to suppress allegations that he had sexually harassed or assaulted numerous women. He began to hire private security agencies to collect information on the women and the journalists trying to expose the allegations.” @RonanFarrow
@OldSchool2A @RonanFarrow 2/“According to dozens of pages of documents, and seven people directly involved in the effort, the firms that Weinstein hired included Kroll,” @NewYorker
@OldSchool2A @RonanFarrow @NewYorker 3/“which is one of the world’s largest corporate-intelligence companies, and Black Cube, an enterprise run largely by former officers of Mossad and other Israeli intelligence agencies.”
@OldSchool2A @RonanFarrow @NewYorker 4/“Black Cube, which has branches in Tel Aviv, London, and Paris, offers its clients the skills of operatives “highly experienced and trained in Israel’s elite military and governmental intelligence units,” according to its literature.”
@OldSchool2A @RonanFarrow @NewYorker 5/“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.“@rosemcgowan
@OldSchool2A @RonanFarrow @NewYorker @rosemcgowan 6/“One of the investigators pretended to be a women’s-rights advocate and secretly recorded at least four meetings with McGowan.“
@OldSchool2A @RonanFarrow @NewYorker @rosemcgowan 7/“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.”
@OldSchool2A @RonanFarrow @NewYorker @rosemcgowan 8/“Over the course of a year, Weinstein had the agencies “target,” or collect information on, dozens of individuals, and compile psychological profiles that sometimes focussed on their personal or sexual histories.”
@OldSchool2A @RonanFarrow @NewYorker @rosemcgowan 9/“He also enlisted former employees from his film enterprises to join in the effort, collecting names and placing calls that, according to some sources who received them, felt intimidating.” Was @rickygervais calling this out at the GG?
@OldSchool2A @RonanFarrow @NewYorker @rosemcgowan @rickygervais 10/“In some cases, the investigative effort was run through Weinstein’s lawyers, including David Boies, a celebrated attorney who represented Al Gore in the 2000 Presidential-election dispute and argued for marriage equality before the U.S. Supreme Court.”@algore
@OldSchool2A @RonanFarrow @NewYorker @rosemcgowan @rickygervais @algore @Variety 12/“The U.S. Attorney’s Office in New York is looking into Harvey Weinstein’s relationship with the private spy firm Black Cube to determine whether the disgraced producer broke federal law in his efforts to stifle sexual harassment allegations against him.”
@OldSchool2A @RonanFarrow @NewYorker @rosemcgowan @rickygervais @algore @Variety 13/“Weinstein’s attorney, Benjamin Brafman, said in a statement on Thursday that his office had met with prosecutors in an effort to convince them that the arrangement was above-board.“
@OldSchool2A @RonanFarrow @NewYorker @rosemcgowan @rickygervais @algore @Variety 14/“Brafman argued that Weinstein was compelled to defend himself given the “reckless disregard for the truth” displayed by some of his accusers, in an apparent reference to Asia Argento.” ->…
@OldSchool2A @RonanFarrow @NewYorker @rosemcgowan @rickygervais @algore @Variety 15/Now here’s where we take turn. Or is it? Would you ever have thought Weinstein and officers of Mossad were related? If you look at Asia’s Instagram above you will see the now deceased Anthony Bourdain of @CNN @PartsUnknownCNN.
@OldSchool2A @RonanFarrow @NewYorker @rosemcgowan @rickygervais @algore @Variety @CNN @PartsUnknownCNN 16/“Former President Barack Obama recalled a meal he shared with Bourdain in Vietnam while Obama was on a trip through Asia in 2016 -- an encounter captured in a "Parts Unknown" episode that year.”@cnn
@OldSchool2A @RonanFarrow @NewYorker @rosemcgowan @rickygervais @algore @Variety @CNN @PartsUnknownCNN 17/Is truth stranger than fiction? Same article. Connections? “For the past year, Bourdain had been dating Italian actress Asia Argento. She remembered Bourdain as someone who ‘gave all of himself in everything that he did.’”
@OldSchool2A @RonanFarrow @NewYorker @rosemcgowan @rickygervais @algore @Variety @CNN @PartsUnknownCNN 18/“Last year, he advocated for Argento as she went public with accusations against disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein. "He was my love, my rock, my protector. I am beyond devastated."@cnn #MeToo
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