|Rumblings from across the pond suggest that movie supremo Harvey Weinstein is about to attract some rather unfavourable attention, as the New York Times has some ‘bombshell’ stories lined up about his sexual behaviour.
Harvey doesn’t appear to be taking any chances with this and has already retained America’s media lawyer of the moment, Charles Harder. Harder represented Hulk Hogan in his case against Gawker, Melania Trump in her case against the Daily Mail, and (perhaps most usefully for Harvey) Fox News’s Roger Ailes – a man who sexually assaulted so many people it practically killed him.
It’s a well-known adage in Hollywood that young starlets in Weinstein Productions “don’t go through Harvey; Harvey goes through them” – but what we’re most interested in is the detail that some of the women prepared to speak out about this are doing so on record.
In particular, we wonder if anyone’s put their name to the old story of the famous actress who was a big enough name to be able to refuse to shag Weinstein for a part, but still had to endure Weinstein tugging himself off onto her leg as a compromise?