We consider this intolerable conduct, a grave betrayal of trust, and a breach of the basic professional standards that all lawyers are required to observe.
Boies admitted that if Weinstein's inappropriate behavior continued past 2015, then he bore some responsibility for it.
In the fall of 2016, almost a year before any allegations against Weinstein had surfaced, he allegedly initiated what The New Yorker calls a "concerted effort" to silence his accusers.
Among the firms that Weinstein reportedly hired in 2016 were Kroll, which is "one of the world's largest corporate-intelligence companies", and Black Cube, which is largely comprised of "former officers of Mossad and other Israeli intelligence agencies".
Later on, however, Rowan discovered that "Diana Filip" was apparently an alias for a former officer in the Israeli Defense Forces who was now working for Black Cube, and had been tasked with extracting information from McGowan in relation to Weinstein. Weinstein has denied all accusations of "non-consensual sex". The producer has lost his company, been kicked out of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and is under criminal investigation in at least three different jurisdictions, with New York City police saying they were developing a strong criminal case against him involving an actress' claim that he raped her seven years ago. Sources confirmed to the magazine that the "Client" referred to in the contract was Weinstein and the "leading NY paper" was The Times. In all, almost 60 women have accused Weinstein of varying degrees of sexual misconduct. Boies personally signed the contract directing Black Cube to attempt to uncover information that would stop the publication of a Times story about Weinstein's abuses, while his firm was also representing the Times, including in a libel case. "I don't want to shame people", she said. The New York Times was identified as the publication (and specifically its October 5 story) while the book was McGowan's upcoming memoir, Brave.
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"It is inexcusable and we will be pursuing appropriate remedies", the Times statement said.
The firm targeted actress and director Rose McGowan, who alleged that Weinstein raped her in 1997, with a female Black Cube agent who contacted McGowan under the guise of having her speak at a gala that aimed to "combat discrimination against women in the workplace".
In addition to this, another journalist met Filip when she was posing as an accuser named Anna, however he soon became suspicious of her when she was clearly very interested in the investigation without giving any information of her own.
Ronan Farrow published a new piece in The New Yorker which details the extreme and invasive lengths to which Harvey Weinstein went in order to silence both his accusers and the journalists they spoke to. She also emailed Jodi Kantor of The Times, who first broke news of the allegations along with reporter Megan Twohey. It shows once again that it's going to take a lot more than therapy for Weinstein to stop hurting women.
"I always separated those two roles carefully and completely-and resisted Mr. Weinstein's repeated efforts to have AMI titles publish favorable stories about him or negative articles about his accusers".