As if the Harvey Weinstein story could get any worse, over the weekend it somehow did.
News leaked out about the massive conspiracy that had been developed in an effort to protect Weinstein from being unmasked and destroyed for his evil, criminal lifestyle.
In fact, even the New York Times’ own lawyers’ were in on the scheme helping Weinstein cover his trail of violence.
An attorney who was representing The New York Times asigned off on a security agency attempting to prevent the outlet from publishing allegations against Harvey Weinstein, according to The New Yorker.
David Boies, an attorney representing The NYT during a libel suit, was the lawyer who signed the contract telling Black Cube, a security agency hired by Weinstein, to find information to stop the outlet from running sexual harassment allegations against the Hollywood mogul, The New Yorker reported Monday.
The firm Boies worked with had a contract with Black Cube and paid two of the agencies for the reports they created. Boies, who was working for The NYT at the time, said there was no conflict of interest in his work.
“We should not have been contracting with and paying investigators that we did not select and direct. At the time, it seemed a reasonable accommodation for a client, but it was not thought through, and that was my mistake. It was a mistake at the time.” Boies told The New Yorker, admitting it was a mistake for his firm to work with the agencies.
Boies never forced the outlet to try to drop the story, he said, adding that he told Weinstein it was unlikely that The NYT would not publish the story due to threats.
NYT statement to me just now: "Intolerable conduct, a grave betrayal… It is inexcusable, and we will be pursuing appropriate remedies" https://t.co/MGyEXRSSVV
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) November 7, 2017
The NYT responded to the recent reports of Boies contracting a firm looking into them while he was also working for the outlet, calling it “Intolerable conduct, a grave betrayal… It is inexcusable, and we will be pursuing appropriate remedies,” the outlet said in a statement to CNN’s Brian Stelter.
But wait… it gets even worse… Weinstein had a “spy ring” working to undermine his victims.
Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein reportedly hired security agencies to spy on his sexual harassment accusers and try to put to rest a New York Times story on the allegations, according a New Yorker profile.
Weinstein apparently contracted security agencies like Kroll and the Black Cube, an agency run by officers who used to work for Israeli national security agency Mossad, according to documents read by the New Yorker and various people involved in the scheme.
Weinstein hired the two agencies, along with other Israeli ones, in 2016 to being looking into women who were accusing Weinstein, the New Yorker reports. The firms were hired to gather information on the women making the accusations and the journalists looking into the allegations.
Black Cube was told to help prevent the allegations that appeared in The New York Times and The New Yorker bombshell reports from making it to the public’s eyes. Weinstein also reportedly asked the firms to collect information on the past sexual behavior of those he had them spying on, effectively creating psychological profiles on them.
Eighty women have accused Weinstein of sexual harassment and assault over the years. The stories range from his groping them or allegedly forcing oral sex on them. A representative for Weinstein has denied all allegations of non-consensual sex.
Black Cube neither confirmed nor denied the allegations.
“It is a fiction to suggest that any individuals were targeted or suppressed at any time,” a spokesperson for Weinstein said about the reports of agencies going after individuals.