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Fresh update on "weinstein" discussed on All Things Considered
"He also said, quote to the extent anyone felt that way I am truly sorry. In the north. I suppose. Among the things that struck me from this statement was it's kind of a non apology apology. That's true. I mean, it's in line with you know what we frequently seen when, when powerful men face allegations like this, there's often sort of sort of an attempt to perhaps minimize something's rationalize something this an attempt to seem to be apologizing without necessarily doing so. I mean, I think the other thing that's notable, obviously, is that there have been a number of calls for an investigation. And so we were going to see. You know potentially many more details about this Come out and We can look back on it in that light when more details are known. We, of course, don't know how this will play out. Some people are calling for Cuomo's resignation. Many others are defending him. As you know, they're saying we have to wait on the investigation. Let that let that unfold. I am thinking of other men whose behavior has come under scrutiny. Matt Lauer, Charlie Rose, Harvey Weinstein. They suffered consequences, but there are many others. Who have not just in Fairfax, the lieutenant governor of Virginia, who refused to resign who is now pulling really well in the race for governor in Virginia. What is your takeaway in terms of how much has Change in how we as a country as a society respond to these claims and allegations. I think that what happens with Cuomo will be a very interesting test in some ways. So obviously he's a Democrat who's facing allegations in a post trump era. Right? So we no longer have you know this foil of the president who's been accused of sexual misconduct by more than 20 women. Now the Democrats are in power, and they have to figure out at a national level and also in a state level. How are they going to address this? And I think how they do a dress that will be really telling. At the same time, Andrew Cuomo star was already tarnished before some of these allegations came to light. He was already facing investigation around Cova deaths in nursing homes in New York state. And really, there have been a lot of questions or on his legacy and his handling of the pandemic. So To some degree. It's like this is gonna be a test, but the hardest tests are yet to come. There's gonna be a lot more tests. I think Justin Fairfax is a really interesting case, because that is someone who is really seen as a rising star and Virginia someone young, you know, with with a lot of a future ahead of him. And someone who did things very serious allegations And yet, you know, seems to be continuing to be in the race and be doing quite well. So I think it'll be interesting to see how that plays out and I'm interested to see what happens with the governor here in New York, But I also think Some of the hardest questions for Democrats around Meteo in the next few years are still to come is in the North Senior reporter for Fox. Her latest book is outlawed and North. Thank you. Thanks so much for having me Reggae icon, singer songwriter and percussionist Bunny Wailer died in Kingston, Jamaica. This morning. He was 73 years old and had suffered a stroke last July alongside Bob Marley and Peter Tosh. He was a founding member of the Wailers. NPR's Anastassiades Focus has this remembrance Hot bunny Wailer Born ever rally. Livingston was just 15 years old when the Whalers had their first hit in Jamaica in 1963 with the song Simmer down. The Wailers were a tight knit group. Bob Marley and Bunny Wailer.
Fresh update on "weinstein" discussed on Ben Shapiro
"The latest story to break about Andrew Cuomo. Frankly, this is the least disturbing of the story. So we had a couple of stories. Already. One was from a person named Lindsey Boylan, who worked with coma, she suggested. Basically, he called her up to his office for the express purpose of trying to kiss her. And then he gave her an unwanted kiss. We've had People suggest that his harassed him in the past make lewd comments to them. 25 year old woman came forward and said that while she was working for him, he asked questions about whether she had sex with older men and whether she had a tramp stamp in this kind of stuff. Okay, well, this particular story is the third in the line. This is from The New York Times and a Root had never met Governor Andrew Cuomo before encountering him at a crowd in New York City wedding reception in September. 2019. Her first impression was positive enough. The governor was working the room after toasting the newlyweds when he came upon it, Miss route now, 33. She thank him for his kind words about her friends. What happened next, instantly unsettled her. Mr Cohen put his hand on his riches bear lower back, she said In an interview on Monday. When she removed his hand with her own, Mr. Rich recalled, the governor remarked that she seemed aggressive and placed his hands on her cheeks. Yes, if you could kiss her loudly enough for a friend standing nearby to here. Searchers bewildered by the entreaties, she said, and pulled away as the governor drew closer, she said. I was so confused and shocked and embarrassed. I turn my head away, and I didn't have the words in the moment. This account comes after two former aides accused Cuomo of sexual harassment in the workplace, clutching his third term into turmoil as the governor's defenders and Cuomo himself strained to explain his behavior. Put out a statement suggesting that this was misinterpreted as an unwanted flirtation. Since the extent anyone felt that way, I'm truly sorry about that. Now. Here's the weird thing. All of this is caught. Picture. And first of all for Andrew Cuomo. Not a great picture. So being lit like directly like Satan is a little bit on the nose. I feel like here he looks like he's completely red. Like whatever the lighting here is, it's a problem for him. And this woman has on her face the same exact expression as palate on Lady. It looks as though Andrew Cuomo is about to perform the scene from the dark night in which the Joker asks Maggie Gallagher. If you want to know how he got that smile. It's very weird, like very, very weird now. There are gradations of behavior that are, you know the end of your career. Gradations of the behavior range from, you know Harvey Weinstein like, actually right people to an unwanted kiss, too. He asked her and she said No. And then you let go. Overhead number one As the practicing Orthodox Jew in your life. Let me tell you, you shouldn't be touching people without their permission. Like, ever. Okay, that is also the moral thing to do. I am not somebody who does this. In fact, I've been mocked in the past for doing the Chiana reads hover hand in pictures, right? I don't want to touch people without their permission, and so in long rope lines of people when I'm taking pictures with people, you're very often see my hand kind of above their shelter because I don't really want to touch people, right? It's not not really a thing. And I think frankly, that politicians in public figures should engage in the Kanto rediscover hand you sort of famous for this Andhra quibble is not just a hunger cues a kisser, apparently and he and he goes directly in for grabbing this lady by the head, which is a very aggressive And we removed now is that the kind of thing that governor should lose his gubernatorial seat over should be impeached over that. I mean, typically speaking, I would say no, I'd say this is bad behavior, bad behavior there gradations of bad behavior. And him making weird comments to women about eating the whole sausage making like lewd suggestions or were jokes That does not seem to me this kind of behavior. You lose your gubernatorial seat over, however. However, Andrew Cuomo has set a standard and Andrew Cuomo standard is that there is no due process. Andrew Cuomo Standard is the meat to believe all women standard, and if you set yourself up as a backer of that standard, you deserve everything you get..
Fresh "Weinstein" from Hammer and Nigel
"Temperatures in the low thirties Wednesday. Ah, cold Start with my afternoon warming things up Wednesday will be the best Weather Day of the week. My pick of the week enjoy that beautiful sunshine with temperatures in the mid to upper fifties, well above normal for this time of year. For your Wednesday night temperatures falling to the twenties. Once again under partly cloudy skies. The cooler air continues this sink in on Thursday. Expect afternoon high temperatures in the upper forties. I'm Storm Track eight. Chief meteorologist Ashley Brown on 93. W I. B. C. I understand. We're on the level on the go and on Wi be si dot com Hammer and Nigel believe these characters are weirdos on 93 wi Be See, My name is Nigel. Jason Hammer is here more on the state of Tech. Since announcing A full 100% re opening. Doing away with the mask mandate more on that in just a second, But hammer, I ask you Have you ever seen a bigger fall from Grace from a prominent, powerful Democrat in recent memory than Governor Cuomo? I'm not. I'm not talking and I'm not talking about like a creepy Hollywood Democrat like Harvey Weinstein or something like that. I'm talking about somebody in a position of power. One of the most powerful men when the most powerful Democrats in the country People were enamored with.
Fresh update on "weinstein" discussed on Armstrong and Getty
"Could you do something for us? And he said, Yeah, absolutely. And they said Would you want to meet them tomorrow? And where a wire I'm Ronan Farrow, The catch and kill podcast chronicles how I followed a trail of clues from the Weinstein story, the others about the systems that protect powerful men accused of terrible crimes. In Hollywood, Washington and beyond, But I didn't bring those stories too light on my own. A cast of compelling sources from brave whistleblowers to shadowy undercover operatives were enmeshed in this stranger than fiction saga. Holy crap. I'm really in trouble. There are the women who have come forward with their experiences of abuse. There's only one barrier. To him getting what he wants. I've got to get out of hand. There are fact checkers and lawyers who had to face off with the high profile legal teams of powerful men. I got it e have it. And for the first time through never before heard recordings from the investigation. You can hear how it happened. 11 90 e X. Now the news Our top story. The Oregon Health Authority is trying something new to reduce the problems with too many people.
Fresh update on "weinstein" discussed on MadTrio Podcast
"Did like fall off the radar after a and he was one of my favorites. I guess right but like apparently had had turned down some kind of the dance or or something like that and then next thing you know. Peter jackson who thinking of casting or in of the rings Get the call from weinstein saying that. She's difficult to work with. And they had a bad experience with her and it was all because she wouldn't like blow or some nonsense like that and but that's not the story that got told to her peers. You know harvey white steered. You're getting this other story. You didn't hear the story about how he is. Pigging fat ass drive is come on. Were all weird and creepy. Like he was the shower that you heard the story of like. Oh she's just difficult. Weinstein was okay. Because i thought he thought he was the perv in the shower. Thing perver- journey out. You know just bad. Just a bad person on the plane. You wanna work in this business. Don't yes yeah okay. Yeah no not not a good person. Well so you know. I think it'd be interesting to the find out more. Because i know there are plenty. And as a matter of fact with the golden globes that were on yesterday there were a number of actresses that were talked about having difficulty within hollywood and what they experienced because of the perception that they're difficult to work with now. I do have a quick question. We'll talk about mel gibson like like and milk. Tom cruise ted cruz. Not ted cruz. Cruz bustamante oh man Well you think about that. Here's my top. Sorry about that. How difficult. Tom cruise's the work with yet. He gets all the plus lusters anyway. I mean he's known for chewing out that members light thing i think he's known for two and outset members the way that that video i would say that is normal thing that was want one off i think he i think i think that particular thing was sort of a one off but at the same time. He is very much for being a perfectionist. I am not some kind of tom. Apologised him as a as a human being is one of the hottest people on the planet Which is saying a lot for an actor you know like he definitely is that perfectionist type and wants to.
Weinstein accuser demands deposition as settlement looms
"Quinn. Alexandra Canosa is a producer. And she says Harvey Weinstein repeatedly sexually assaulted her and raped her over a seven year period. Canosa is among those on the list to receive part of a $35 Million fund that was approved last week by a Delaware judge. Half that money will go to women who say the imprisoned ex Hollywood big shot sexually abused them well before accepting the settlement. Canosa says she wants to have one steam. Deposed Canosa herself gave sworn testimony in the civil case last week. Her lawyer says it's only fair. Now that Weinstein and his brother Bob, testify under oath to
Weinstein accuser demands deposition as settlement looms
"A woman who accuses Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault wants to see him testify under oath Alexandra Canosa is a producer on the Netflix project Marco Polo and she says Harvey Weinstein repeatedly sexually assaulted her and raped her over a seven year period Cognos is among those on the list to receive part of a thirty five million dollar fund that was approved last week by a Delaware judge half that money will go to women who say the imprisoned ex Hollywood bigshot sexually abused them well before accepting the settlement Canosa says she wants to have once been deposed for a possible lawsuit Canosa herself gave sworn testimony in the civil case last week her lawyer says it's only fair now that Weinstein and his brother Bob testify under oath to I'm Oscar wells Gabriel
Weinstein Sexual Misconduct Settlement Approved for $17 Million by Judge
"A name. We haven't talked about recently for obvious reasons, because he's a perv. Harvey Weinstein lets you write an article. What's What's wise in the news. Okay, well, they have a judge has confirmed his sexual misconduct settlement $17 million his accusers will share I'm greeting through this. Can you imagine being the sexual misconduct claims Examiner? Wait. Where this person Okay, that person, Okay? Yeah, it's a person or team that has to look through each claim. Which right now 40 of them have agreed to this. They have to look through all of the documents and statements, and they have to assign a point award. To determine how much of the $17 million pie each accuser will receive, Boy because of the degree of misconduct. Hers is worse than hers. Exactly. Oh, you imagine that job rose equally, boy. Well, some of the accuser's don't feel that they That that would be fair for them, especially if it was To a bigger degree and over a longer period of time. Yeah, Father. Yeah, yet, right? And then the other thing That's interesting about this. So one of the accusers, they might say, Well, I want to be able to Charged him in the future or have my own separate trial if they decide to do that, and just Real English, you know, saying Hey in the future, I want to put a claim of against him. They only get 25% of the predetermined amount that they're offered. The rest will go into an insurance company should they decide to press charges. In the future. That's like
Bankruptcy Judge Approves $17 Million Fund for Harvey Weinstein Victims
"A bankruptcy judge has okay Toe $17 Million fund for victims of former movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, convicted in New York last year. We have more from Boxes Carmen Roberts, part of the deal the judge approved to liquidate Weinsteins former film studio it filed for bankruptcy in 2018 after multiple allegations of sexual abuse came to light. Weinstein is currently serving a 23 year prison sentence after a New York jury convicted him of a Seminal sex act
Bankruptcy Judge Approves $17 Million Fund for Harvey Weinstein Victims
"Approving a Weinstein company liquidation plan that allocates over $17 million to those who accused Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault. Used in Yukio Variety reports. US. Bankruptcy Judge Mary Walrath said the victims would kid minimal if any recovery without the money. The victims also voted 39 28 to approve the settlement. Weinsteins company filed for bankruptcy after Weinstein was hit with numerous allegations of sexual assault, rape and harassment in 2017. The 68 year old film producers currently serving a 23 year prison sentence for six crimes
Court Approves $17 Million Payout to Harvey Weinstein’s Victims
"For assets of a big movie and TV producer to pay his victims from a federal bankruptcy court judge. The plan calls for a $17 million payout to several dozen of Harvey Weinstein is victim's former officers and directors, including Weinsteins, brother Bob will share nearly 10 Million and are absolved of liability for enabling Weinstein sexual depravity. The attorney who represented the Weinstein company, said he's pleased this very difficult chapter in the lives of many people can now be put behind them. Women can still pursue civil claims against Weinstein, who's currently jailed in Western New York following a sex crimes conviction in Manhattan. But there are few assets left to recover. They're in
Journalist Judith Smelser on the Florida Wine Industry
"A previous episode of the zest we talked all about florida wines wines that are made from fruit that grows in florida and winds that are produced in florida. But that's not exactly what you're talking about today. So when you refer to florida's wind based businesses what exactly deeming well and obviously Florida wineries are wine-based businesses. For sure but i think What a lot of people may not think about is the fact that there are hundreds thousands of people in primarily the hospitality business. But not just that who are primarily concerned in in their careers was line. So we're talking about sommeliers. Wine directors beverage directors. But we're also talking about people who worked for distributors so the people who sell wine to those folks that you buy wine from. We're also talking about retail shops. So the boutique wine shop on your on your local main street You know your favourite wine cellar the guy or gal that you go and ask for recommendations for wines to to take to that special dinner party or just tone to drink on a tuesday night. Those are all folks who work in the wine industry in florida and our wine industry. I think is like in. Most many parts of the country is becoming a more developed as time goes along and as more folks get interested in education in getting certified in through various fine certification bodies in florida. Those are the folks that are in the wind industry that you may not think so much about what you probably interact with them a good bit. That's true and especially in florida. I mean we have so much tourism and people who come here for the restaurants. It's just people are kind of behind the scenes a lot of times. Well yeah and i think you know you. You bring up a great point about the restaurants. As as florida's culinary scene in culinary community has really grown up over the past decade or so so has the wine industry you know at people's Tastes changed and become more sophisticated when it comes to food dining More sophisticated in. Might i say more adventurous. The same is true for wine. You know you have a whole new generation of people young people coming up. Who are really interested in exploring all the nooks and crannies of the wine world. Getting out of the sort of standard organ boredeaux champagne sort of classic categories. Not that there's anything wrong with those. Don't get me wrong. I'll drink a bottle of any of those any day but when it comes to trying to explore a lot of new regions new grapes that you might have never heard of. There's a lot more interest in that and there used to be and that that goes for the whole country but it certainly goes for florida and you know like with some of the things. We might be lagging a little bit behind some of the mora cosmopolitan parts of the country but again as our culinary scene has expanded become more adventurous so has our weinstein an on ride along with it. That's great now obviously took a hit like everything. The pandemic were slowly crawling. Our way out and we can start to see the light at the end of the tunnel. But what have been the effects of the pandemic on florida's wine-based businesses. Well i mean they. They took a huge hit. This podcast on winding back. In march of twenty twenty. When i really just saw and realized the huge impact that the pandemic was going to have online businesses here in orlando and across the state. Of course you know as with with everything in hospitality in the spring in march everything. Shut down everything and wine. Businesses were in a very similar position for a while a two restaurants in that they were still allowed to sell wine to go so bars could could sell bottles of wine. Consult drinks to go if they wanted to to package it. That way on a lot of them did that but you know the difference was with with the bars. They came back a lot. More slowly than the restaurants. Were allowed to reopen. So you know. A lot of bars obviously weren't big into retail And they stayed closed for for quite a long time. Know you saw a lot of them getting quite created and we can talk bit more about that if you want but You know you really did see there for a while. It was very touch and go especially for the businesses that i tend to focus on and cover for the blog and for the podcast are are small. Businesses independently owned Local businesses here in the orlando area. And you know they were. They were hit hard. I mean they want people weren't going out they were. They were doing much of anything. Now the flip side of that and the silver lining of that Was that people were staying home. And they were still allowed to go out and buy supplies so on the retail side. If you if you had a wine shop that was just a retail based business. And i know several around here really saw their business tick up quite a bit during the pandemic because the only people were drinking wine was at home so they actually lost competition from restaurants which was kind of an interesting dynamic that you might not have expected but obviously you know has been a huge hit. I think it's going to take these small businesses especially the ones that are focused on on site consumption like bars. They're gonna take a while to build back up. And i think that's something that we're gonna see for while obviously you know i spoke of the distributors earlier. You know when you talk about behind the scenes those folks are way way behind the scenes but their crucial there are crucial part of the supply chain and so many people that i know in the distribution business got laid off or load some of them have yet to be hired back. So you know. I think it's just one of those things where we had been developing this whole wine-based infrastructure. Which you know it's holding up but it really got strained there for a while.
Panthers beat Ron Rivera's Washington Football Team 20-13
"Washington football team had an opportunity to put the division away today in the NFC East. They would clinch with a win and a giant's loss or tie with the Giants got blown away by Baltimore earlier in the day, so they had in front of them exactly what they needed against the Carolina Panthers. Ron Rivera's old team. An opportunity to go up against him for the first time and figure out a way to come up with the wind. But Washington four in one with Alex Smith, starting at quarterback, two and seven, with Kyle Allen or Dwayne Haskins Jr. Today. It was Haskins the starter, not a whole lot of offense. And sometimes if you're on Rivera in Washington, the ball simply doesn't bounce your way. Joseph Charlton on the punt standing at his own 30 yard line, no pressure here, He's able to get this one off Steven Sims junior waiting for catches it and it popped out of his hands. It's into the Washington heads are rolling towards the back line in Carolina. Slides on top of it for a touchdown. A special teams. Huge mistake ends up in a touchdown for Carolina. Bram Weinstein, the team 9 80 Washington Football Network. Carolina builds a lead in this one, and they win it by a score of 20 to 13. Teddy Bridgewater lost two fumbles on the day today, but your 497 yards and a touchdown on the day Robbie Anderson had a touchdown on this one as well. His Carolina improves to five and 10 Haskins 154 yards got pulled in the fourth quarter of this ball game. And you're not good without Alex Smith is a starting quarterback in Washington Falls to six and nine. What does
Another delay expected in Harvey Weinstein extradition
"Kfbk. Hey. Extradition proceedings are being delayed again for former movie producer Harvey Weinstein. The 68 Year old is currently serving 23 years behind bars after being convicted in New York City on charges of rape and sexual assault. He faces similar charges involving five women in California appearing via video, Weinstein found out his extradition proceeding, originally postponed in August, is now
Another delay expected in Harvey Weinstein extradition
"Proceedings are being delayed again for disgraced movie producer Harvey Weinstein. The 68 year old is currently serving 23 years behind bars after being convicted in New York City on charges of rape and sexual assault. He faces similar charges involving five women in Los Angeles. His extradition perceiving has now delayed until April.
Australian leader seeks conciliation in dispute with China
"If you enjoy a glass of wine every now and then. You've likely tried a bottle from australia at some point the. Us is a big market for aussie vintners. So is china but now china shops wanting to carry australian wine face higher costs much higher. The chinese government has announced new taras on australian wine imports as high as a two hundred twelve percent tax on every bottle. It is a major blow to australia's wine industry as the world bank. A hillier reports. China is pointing the finger at australia and says the country is dumping wine into its market causing the chinese wine industry to crash. Australia says that's not true. Still because of the spike and fees the wine trade between the two countries has come to a grinding halt. The level of the tariffs essentially closes a market for experts. Say it will be virtually impossible for steinbeck's orders to send bottle bought into china for the foreseeable future tony lane. Ceo of australian grape and wine says people's livelihoods are already being threatened of the twenty four hundred australian wine producers who export to china eight hundred of them sell exclusively to the people's republic that now the markets that aren't still domestically they've set the businesses up puglia round the toronto market. And now. we're the next older will come. There's a lot of guess uncertainty. In fear and confusion james robson of ross hill. Weinstein is feeling the pressure. This is terrible news. He told abc news australia. That nearly twenty percent of his product exports to china where his customers usually place big orders in october to prepare for chinese new year. And we haven't done any of that this year because obviously that texting right. It's just not sustainable alley entry level one these ten dollars and that's gonna make it thirty. Even the big players in australia's wine industry are taking a hit shares in the largest one treasury. Wine estates plunged eleven percent when the tariffs were announced. But they'll be okay. Tony battling says because they can sell to other countries mainly europe the us and other parts of asia still under thirty five million liters of wine that is now going to be looking for a high finding new markets and forming new business relationships is tough though especially during a global pandemic and battling says those other markets won't be able to make up for the loss of business with china we got hundred seventy markets resulted. Even if i only christ bought fifteen percent that would still live. It's seven hundred million dollars in the red site. Clearly showtime Visit occasion is not going to work. Experts say the wind tariffs are not just about reds and whites relations between australia and china soured earlier. This year after australia called for an investigation into china's handling of the coronavirus pandemic since then china has slapped tariffs and restrictions on a number of australian exports including barley beef seafood and sugar agriculture minister. David little proud told sky news australia. That he's looking for clarification from china. Is that it is retribution. Rather than any specific issue that any whether it be one or the other commodities produced the trade war appears to be here to stay. China's commerce ministry said today the tariffs could last between four and nine months at this point. Tony battling of australian grape and wine says he doesn't see a clear path forward normally you can resolve economic disputes through negotiation. But with you can't get to the table. You can't get both parties in the same room or on the same telephone. You kinda negotiate in the meantime battling hopes australian producers won't have to sell their wines under market value just to keep the lights on
Los Angeles Police Department Set To Disband Special Units Due To City’s Financial Crisis
"Angeles say difficult cuts will be needed, including the shuttering of high profile units to put those officers back out on patrol. More from ABC is Alex Stone in L. A. Over those summer amid calls to defund the police. The L. A City Council voted to cut the LAPD budget and now amid current budget problems linked to Cove in 19. Chief Michael Moore is making cuts. In an internal memo obtained by ABC News. A chief says specialized units will have to be shuttered, including the sex assault section that has investigated high profile cases like Harvey Weinstein. Other LAPD units are being cut way back plus. Police will stop responding to some car crashes and minor incidents. Like Stone, ABC News
Is it COVID-19? Feverish Harvey Weinstein is being ‘closely monitored’ in prison
"This morning. Harvey Weinstein is medical condition has taken a turn for the worst. Weinstein is believed to be suffering from Cove in 19. While in prison. He has reportedly gravely ill and is being monitored closely by medical staff.
Harvey Weinstein has a fever and is being 'closely monitored' by medical staff in prison, publicist says
"19 tests yesterday, But Harvey Weinstein, publicist says the disgraced Hollywood producer has a fever. And he's being monitored by the medical staff at the upstate prison, where he's serving a 23 year sentence for rape and sexual assault Mind scene has actually been in a regional medical unit inside the prison since it was moved there in March. His reps that he suffers from a number of issues, including a heart condition. High blood pressure and spinal stenosis wins news time 5
Weinstein accusers endorse Manhattan DA candidate Lucy Lang
"Victimized by Harvey Weinstein, including several actors have endorsed former prosecutor Lucy Lang for Manhattan district attorney the current occupant of that position. Cy Vance, who oversaw Weinsteins prosecution. Hasn't said said yet whether he's planning to seek 1/4 term The
Hugh Grant Tells Stephen Colbert About His COVID-19 Bout: “It Started As Just A Very Strange Syndrome”
"So hugh grant this. Isn't lighter covert back in february. He made the revelation on the late show with stephen colbert and in classic hugh grant fashion dave very colorful description of his symptoms. Started as just a very strange syndrome where i kept breaking into a terrible sweat. It was like a show of sweat embarrassing really and then my eyeballs felt about three sizes too big and this feeling as though some enormous man was sitting on my chest the harvey weinstein or someone. That's not it. I don't know what this is. And then i was walking down the street one day and i thought i can't smell a damn thing and you start to panic because by then people just started talking about this as a symptom and i started sniffing flowers. Nothing you get more and more desperate. I started sniffing in garbage cans. And then you want to sniff strangers armpits because you just can't smell anything. Grant says he and his wife have since the antibody tests which have come back positive. He estimates that they contracted covid very early on in the pandemic back in
Hugh Grant reveals he had COVID-19, jokes he's 'rather proud' of his antibodies
"Talking about his experience with the Corona virus. He tells Steven Colbert on the late show that both he and his wife had it back in February, when the pandemic was just hitting, he says he kept breaking into a terrible sweat. And that's not all my eyeballs felt about three sizes too big. And this Ah, feeling as though some enormous man was sitting on my chest, Harvey Weinstein or someone Grand says he also lost his sense of smell a symptom, he says. He confirmed by spraying his wife's perfume directly into his face. Both he and his wife have since tested positive for the antibodies, something he joked. He's rather proud off.
Ruth Wilson quit The Affair because she 'didn't feel safe'
"To talk about Dominic West. But by way of Ruth Wilson and I know you're saying to yourself self. Who are these people? These people? So Ruth Wilson, you were may remember from Showtime's the affair. Now I guess back and I did not watch the show. I have not watched the show. I apologize. But apparently back in 2018. Her character was randomly spoiler alert. She left the show. I'll just put it that way. And apparently, there were some rumors that she left the show at the time. Due to some pay disparity between her and Dominic West. She eventually told The New York Times that that was not true, but she otherwise quote and I'm quoting Perez Hilton now kept mum on the subject. Except to say, quote. There is a much bigger story. Well, apparently this week she's talking more about that story. She didn't interview with stylist Is that like a magazine about stylist? Probably. I mean, you hope, a fashion magazine for sure, she said, Quote. The reason I haven't gone into the affair meaning like what happened there. Is that I haven't worked out how to discuss it. There's a lot of noise and anger surrounding it. And really, the power rests with me to choose how I discuss my life, and my experience is what's important to say is that I did speak up. I did have a voice. I did stand up for myself. There was a situation on the affair where things didn't feel right. And I dealt with them and I managed to protect myself. Well, that That's kind of a shocking statement. Yeah, and this goes back to a story that made headlines at the end of last year, where there were accusations that the show run around the affair. Was running a hostile work environment. Didn't did this person leave or there was some sort of all happened at the time because I vaguely remember. Well, the parent when Ruth Wilson left, it was shocking and one of the things um the reasons why she left is because there were issues with nudity on the set. They're issues. I believe, with some of the sex scenes that were happening at at the lead of the show Runner and one of the show's executive producer, So it was just it was just a gross situation for Ruth Wilson, allegedly and since he left so when she In this most recent interview when she talked about it again. She didn't give a ton of specifics. But again, she does say that she, you know, spoke up at the time and that she defended herself and that she dealt with it or that the issue was dealt with. According to Let's see, Um I don't know if this from the same interview quote it was before me, too. It was before Harvey Weinstein. And yet my instincts were very clear and strong about what I felt was wrong. What was going on What I didn't feel safe about And that refers. I'm assuming to the piece you just ah, red or shared about the nudity that there was a lot of nudity requested of the actresses in a way that did not make her feel comfortable right and saying that there was a much bigger story on the set of the affair, the Hollywood reporter did it. A feature on Ruth Wilson last year and so just to put it into context, a little bit of a timeline she left in 2018. Ruth Wilson left the affair in 28 team, and she was saying that she brought up these issues, you know, like you, said Bradley before me, to which I would say the fall of 2017 is when that really kicked off with the Harvey Weinstein story. Being published in The New Yorker in The New York Times. Allegedly there was an unreported 2017 investigation by Showtime's parent company, CBS into Ruth Wilson's accusations about what was happening on the affair. And that she is restrained by a non disclosure agreement, which is why she's kind of talking around this issue. What I did find interesting is I think this comes also from that 2019 Hollywood reporter piece. In one surprising twist of the tale, the show's executive producer and director, Jeffrey Reiner, was said to have asked Lena Dunham and a dinner party. To persuade Wilson to quote Show her bleeps or at least show some bleep. Yeah. Or bleeps being the upper experience and her bleep being the lower experience meaning like, Can you just get her to show some bleeps? Which this is why I'm so glad that we had the meet to movement. Sure, women everywhere, like Yeah, thanks for showing up bread, But we've talked about this at length It sound like I'm just arriving at this, but To just think about the reality of what women had to deal with, and probably still do to a certain extent, you know, although I would hope post me too less. In Ah, smaller capacity. Just the like. Overt use of their sexuality or bodies in a way that, like other people wouldn't give a second thought to but are now having to question like. Is this a good use of nudity? Is this something we would request of our male co stars? Where it just seemed like women's bodies were. It's just a given. That at some point you should show your breasts or be naked in a you know a scene If you're doing a dramatic role, for example, writer at the very least, the probability if you're female body, somebody who's going to ask you to get nude whether or not you do. It is a whole other thing. But the proposition of having to do that, in order to fulfill some dramatic obligation is just like the probability is high. Wass. What I also think is interesting is here we have again a person connected to Dominic West. And, Ah, this is a story that I feel like we're going to continue to hear about not necessarily The story of Ruth Wilson. But the story of Dominic West And maybe not specifically as as concerns the affair but thie actual affair that Dominic West had with Lily James. And you've got to believe that Lily James was not the first woman that Dominic West had an affair with
"weinstein" Discussed on The Frame
"From the Mon Broadcast Center at KPC this is the frame. I'm John Horn and thanks for joining us during our spring membership drive. We've got big news out of both coasts today. The COACHELLA music festival is officially postponed. Due to the corona virus pandemic. The massive event is being moved from April to October. We'll have more on that later but we'll start with the news out of New York where Harvey Weinstein was sentenced this morning to twenty three years in prison. He was convicted last month of committing to felony sex crimes. The sentence which was close to the maximum that Weinstein was facing marks. A watershed moment in the metoo movement. Elizabeth WAG MEISTER is a senior correspondent for variety. She's been covering the case and she was in the courtroom today. Elizabeth welcome back to the show. Thank you for having me so set the stage for us. Who was there at the sentencing? And how did it all begin? So the sentencing began with a very powerful moment before Harvey Weinstein even arrived. The six women who testified walked in to the courtroom together. This was the first time they had ever met. None of them had met throughout the trial. So they all walked in and a single file. Line the League prosecutor-general Lucy who is the assistant. Da from Manhattan. She walked in behind them and then they all sat next to each other and they were talking. They were smiling. And then who of the women actually gave Statements so Miriam Haley and Jessica man gave statements. They were very passionate. They were very emotional. And that was a big moment of the day and then an even bigger moment was Harvey Weinstein. He gave his own statement. This was the first time that he had ever spoken up in the courtroom because he did not testify during the trial so that was a huge shock to every reporter. They're certainly myself. We knew that that was a possibility but we did not expect him to speak since he had it before. And I think everybody would agree. What he had to say was so tone deaf that I don't even know where to start. How would you summarize what it was that he said and how it was received? I think that your reception is spot on first of all in the courtroom as I said everybody was so shocked that he was speaking at all that every person that I looked at had a surprise look on their face but then as he said certain things such as I'm confused men are confused. There's been thousands of men who have lost their jobs. We're losing due process. When he said I looked around and I saw people with their jaws literally dropped down. It did sound tone death but to me even more than tone-deaf it sounded like a man who was just truly desperate and not is what he was. I mean that makes sense. He was walking into a courtroom. He's already been convicted for criminal sex act and for third degree rape so he's a convicted rapist. Walking into a courtroom to be sentenced for a minimum of five years a maximum of twenty nine years. He I think was probably in denial for most of this trial because Harvey Weinstein. I have sources who have said that. He has been a bit in denial. You know he thought that he would get off. He never really thought that this would happen. But at this point he's been staying in rikers. He's seen all the everything that's been written by the media. I mean he's walking in there knowing that this is not a good day for him so I think that he just kind of grabbed it anything that he thought he could and it was a desperate last attempt. What's interesting is as you said John. He said all of these things moments before the sentencing. And you have to wonder. Did the judge already know that he was going to give him twenty three years or did it actually make it worse in the judge gave him even more time? The other thing is the guidelines were as low as five years as high as twenty nine and there was what happened during the trial but then there are some documents and e mails released. Just ahead of sentencing. What are those papers? Reveal about Weinstein's behavior beyond. What was her during the trial itself so yesterday. The court unsealed a thousand pages of documents and variety. We went down to the courthouse My Co worker Makenzie Nichols who she was at the courthouse. Money days with me. She was physically going through the paperwork and it was a lot of emails that Harvey Weinstein had sent his powerful. If not friends at least peers you know. He knew everyone from the Clintons to just bazo to Tim Cook and he wrote emails to those people not to the Clintons. That was not in the documents yesterday. But we got our hands on emails that he had written to the head of apple ahead of net flicks the head of Amazon where he was giving a desperate plea to salvage his career now. These emails all came from October. Eighth two thousand seventeen and Y. That date is so specific is because the first story in the New York Times came out on October Fifth Harvey Weinstein clearly caught wind that the board wanted to drop him from his own company. The Weinstein Company that ended up happening on October eighth the very day that he was sending those emails so that was one thing that was revealed in the documents. But also you had some really outrageous communication from harvey to spokespeople. You had him drafting. Pr Statements where? He said that he was suicidal. He an one point responded to a reporter who was inquiring about an allegation with Jennifer Aniston. Harvey's initial reaction was to write Jennifer. Aniston should be killed. I mean there were really crazy. Outrageous outrageous forms of communication that we saw from Harvey Weinstein these documents. We're talking with Elizabeth Wag Monster at variety about the sentencing today of Harvey Weinstein. Did judge. James Burke say anything when he handed down the sentence ended Harvey Weinstein. Show any reaction to the sentence. I was not able to catch a glimpse of Harvey Weinstein as the sentencing came down. And the reason why is just because he was surrounded also he sitting. It is not easy to see him in the courtroom but I did see him moments before throughout the victim statements and he was staring and seemed to be in disbelief. He seemed to be stunned now. James Burke he was very matter of fact he really just gave the sentencing. He started off by saying that you have to register as a sex offender and nine. He went through the different charges and he said twenty years and three years. He was very matter of fact there was no emotion. Not that you would expect much from a judge and it was very quick. You know the The actual sentencing was maybe a minute from Judge Burke but we were in court for about two hours with all of the statements from Weinstein's team and from prosecution. What did the women who testified against him have to say if anything about the sentence you know the women afterwards as I mentioned the six of them who testified throughout the trial they met for the first time today and as they were walking? Out of the courthouse. They were actually greeted with applause. People of course this was open to the Public. Not that many members of the public could find space in the courtroom but they would stand in the halls of the courtroom and they were clapping. They were yelling. Justice has been served and the women were walking out and they were crying and they were embracing each other so this sentence essentially I would argue is a quivalent to a life sentence for Harvey Weinstein. What does that mean in terms of the case that has been brought against him in Los Angeles? Does that trial still go forward? Yes so that trial absolutely can go forward. We don't know one hundred percent if it will but everything that the Los Angeles. Da's office has said has indicated that it will and what will happen is that he will be released from custody New York. He'll go to la but he will have to serve his sentence in the state of New York before he serves his sentence in Los Angeles. And as you said twenty three years one you are the age of nearly sixty eight in the health that Harvey Weinstein is in his team. Repeatedly throughout the entire trial has stated that he is in very poor health his team even stated today in court when they were asking the judge for the minimum sentence of five years. They said it's a very sad state of affairs. But we believe that Harvey Weinstein may not even live through the minimum sentencing of five years. So yes they're likely will be in. La Trial but whether or not actually served time in la that seems unlikely Elizabeth Wag. Bicester is a senior correspondent variety. She joined us from New York to discuss the sunshine of Harvey Weinstein Elizabeth..
"weinstein" Discussed on Court TV Podcast
"People feel like they missed out on what happened here in New York and they're going to want to see that so yeah. I think we'll definitely begin to that but I still think that. In terms of saving money judicial economy always is a and the just the amount of security involved with another Weinstein trial. I think Jackie Lacey has to consider offering him some kind of plea right. I just don't think they could just guns blazing unless unless and here's the other question Ted. Do you think it's possible because of this conviction in New York that now Los Angeles may get some more accusers to come forward possible. Absolutely the other question is would harvey Weinstein Coupley or would it be better for him to roll the dice that he will be able to serve out the ten to fifteen. He's you know that that translates into you. Know maybe seven in New York and why not roll the dice in La tried to go for a not guilty because frankly if he is convicted at all in la he's not ever leaving prison. Yeah and you know what your point? He may not take a play because he's so ego centric that he probably thinks that he's GonNa win on appeal. He probably thinks he's going to walk out and he's going go make another movie or something but Okay and more importantly. He believes that he didn't do anything wrong. That's the other part in Wolf Arthur. A dollar said that One of the attorneys said being one of the things that he said to him be proclaimed his innocence again when he was Oh what was your interview with the bail bondsman? He said he proclaimed his innocence as he was snapping off his his ankle mile. Right that to me is that that's the crux of it. He didn't he doesn't believe he did anything wrong. Oh No you know. You're absolutely right. You're absolutely right. That is the mindset of Harvey Weinstein and Ted Rawlins. We have to wrap it up now but it has been a pleasure and a delight to have you on the pod. Because I've been trying to do this for months and next time we gotta do like Vinnie n me and you and make it a whole family affair but Ted Rowlands. Thank you so much. And everyone listening Share like go to court. Tv To watch Ted and me and Vinnie and Julie Grant and the whole gang and Thanks for listening folks. This podcast is a production of court. Tv COULD COURT TV DOT COM for more content trials on demand and to find out how to watch Kotei in your area..
"weinstein" Discussed on Front Burner
"Other. Women testified at this trial. And can you help me understand what role they played as? Well sure so. Essentially there was there was kind of another thread of of argumentation happening in the trial which was The prosecutors trying to establish Harvey Weinstein as a Predator predatory sexual assault as someone who did the serially and so The four women whose charges were not officially on the docket Were there to essentially bolstered the prosecution's case the prosecution hoped that Weinstein not only Had committed individual discreet acts of of sexual assault. But that in fact he had a pattern of predatory behavior towards women and an actress in Abella she aura. She had a role in the prosecution's case around this. Tell me more. But her from former Sopranos Actress Annabella your she described in painful detail how Weinstein raped her. More than twenty five years ago passed a statute of limitations. The prosecution used it to support predatory sexual assault charges tied to man short so she was the first person to testify. Really kind of set the tone. She told her recounting of An basically a relationship with Weinstein that began when they were both sort of young in their careers Both in New York both knew each other and she too had initially met him in the context of of professional work and thinking. He's a producer. I'm an actress In all of that and they they sort of knew each other just casually and then she tells the story of a one time they had gone to dinner together and he gave her a ride home. He took her to her apartment and then after she had gone into apartments Gotten ready as she says for bed. She gives a detail that she had a put on a night down. That was actually a family heirloom. From her family in Italy and was ready to go to bed. She said and then she got a knock on the door and alleged that Weinstein barged in and then sexually assaulted her So that was her testimony and again that was not something that was being specifically adjudicated as a charge. In that case it was meant to bolster the prosecution's contention that Weinstein had a pattern of predatory behavior. Right and of course. Weinstein said that he didn't rape any of the women that he's accused of sexually assaulting and and this other charge of of being a sexual Predator charge at these other women were brought in to help bolster. He was acquitted of that on my rights. And that's right there. There was at least some sense that the jury was deadlocked here. And I will be very curious to know why this is a very early. After the after the verdicts come in and the jurors are just now starting to speak to the media and I will be very curious to know their accounts of what happened in that jury room to to lead to that conclusion. This is a jury of seven men and five women and then just for people listening Harvey Weinstein now could be sentenced. Five to twenty nine years for the two counts that he was found guilty.
"weinstein" Discussed on Skimm This
"Today's episode is brought to you by Carmax. Discover how easy car-buying can be. After three weeks of testimony and five days of jury deliberation we have a verdict in the Harvey Weinstein Trial. He was found guilty on two out of five charges rape in the third degree and criminal sexual assault in the first degree. We're going to explain what today's verdict means but quick warning. The details of the charges against Weinstein may be hard to hear for some listeners. Just to recap Weinstein was thrown into the spotlight more than two years ago after reports in the New York Times and the New Yorker detailed sexual harassment and assault allegations against him dating back to the ninety s since then at least one hundred women have publicly accused Weinstein of sexual assault or harassment including actresses. Like rose McGowan and Ashley Judd. As well as production assistance and spiring actresses Weinstein ended up getting expelled from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Weinstein company filed for bankruptcy as whether Weinstein would face criminal charges though that was more complicated. Most of the allegations against Weinstein happened too long ago to be taking the court but prosecutors in York ultimately found a way and filed charges based largely on the allegations of two women one who allege Weinstein Force her to let him perform oral sex on her and the other who allege Weinstein raped her in a hotel room in New York for that prosecutors charged him with first and third degree rape as well as Criminal Sexual Act in the third degree. Prosecutors also brought to more tougher charges against Weinstein for predatory sexual assault. That's when prosecutors say. A suspect has attacked at least two different victims for those charges. Prosecutors needed testimony from a third woman actress Annabella Shira who says Weinstein raped her in the early nineties. The alleged assault happened too long ago for Sierra to bring a case but the judge allowed her to share her testimony. In this trial to help prosecutors prove predatory sexual assault those charges alone could have meant life in prison for Weinstein Ultimately Weinstein was found guilty of third degree rape and first degree criminal sexual assault but he was found not guilty of first degree rate which means forcing someone to have sex by either using physical force or after making threats. Weinstein was also found. Not Guilty of the two counts of predatory sexual assault which some court watchers say likely means that the jury didn't believe Annabel genres testimony or felt it was too long ago to be relevant here right. After the verdict was read Weinstein was taken into custody and in two weeks. He'll be sentenced even though he was not convicted of those tupper predatory sexual assault charges. Today's verdict still means. He faces up to twenty five years in prison and today's verdict. Also caps off the first criminal case against the man whose actions helped propel the metoo movement but his legal team says they're planning to appeal. The verdict came in Mr. Weinstein was shocked. What stoic at. The same time. He didn't react emotionally. That was crying or anything like that. All he kept saying over and over again innocent. I'm innocent. How could this happen in America? Meanwhile the Manhattan district attorney Cyrus Vance. Whose office brought these charges took a moment today to reflect on the historic nature of the verdict at a press conference today. This was a very difficult case Very challenging case Case that really moved our understanding of what sexual assault is where it can occur shattered myths that. I think have been part of the criminal justice system for a long time. Now that there's been a guilty verdict. In the Weinstein case advocates like rain. The Rape Abuse and incest national network are hoping other victims will feel comfortable telling their stories and getting justice but the long gruesome ordeal in the case of Harvey. Weinstein is far from over. Today's verdict happened in New York. But Weinstein is also facing sexual assault charges in Los Angeles which means he faces the possibility of even more time behind bars. But only time will tell if you want more context for how the New York trial came about in the first place. In September co-founders Carleen Danielle interviewed the New York Times reporters who helped bring the Weinstein sexual harassment story in twenty seventeen. Megan twohey Jodi cantor. You can download their full interview on our other. Podcasts skimmed from the couch. Coming up why. Health officials are starting to drop the P. Word when talking about corona virus. That's next buying a car can be stressful enter. Carmax all of their cars are Cormac certified. So you can shop worry free and the price you see is the price you pay. So there's no surprises plus it's tax season and a down payment on that car you've been eyeing is one way to spend your return. Speaking of returns they have a seven day. Money back guarantee so. If you change your mind you can bring the car back for a full refund. No questions asked start your search on Carmax DOT COM Carfax. The way it should be you might be hearing a new keyword in the context of the corona virus outbreak pandemic. When there's some big health crisis going on there tends to be a lot of scary medical terms thrown around. But there's a big difference between them all according to the Centers for Disease Control and prevention the terms outbreak. An epidemic usually referred to sudden spikes in the number of cases of a disease. But calling something a pandemic is different and way more serious. So what is a pandemic the CDC defines a pandemic as an epidemic that has spread over several countries or continents and one that usually affects a large number of people. Pandemic is a Greek word. The Pan means. Aw and the demos means people so an all people disease not exactly the kind of club you want to be in. Let's be clear. Corona virus hasn't spread to all people just yet and today the World Health Organization said we should be careful about throwing around the P. Word. Does this virus have potential ties? Are we there yet? From our assessment not yet and yet a number of health experts disagree and are saying given what we've been seeing lately calling this pandemic. Isn't that off base? So what's changed in the past? Few days outbreaks of Corona virus have started to pop up in a lot of different places like South Korea Iran and Italy and increasingly. These new infections. Don't have direct ties back to Wuhan China where the outbreak began. South Korea went from having just a few dozen cases of corona virus earlier this month to more than eight hundred now and the outbreak appears to be spreading within a tight knit religious community within South Korea. A similar rapid spike in corona virus cases is hitting Iran. And just about a week. The country's gone from having pretty much zero reported cases to what one Iranian lawmaker? Claims ARE FIFTY CORONA virus deaths government officials say. We've only seen twelve deaths so corona virus and confusion and then there's Italy. Italy is reporting at least six deaths and more than two hundred infections and ten towns in northern. Italy are now in lockdown to try and stop the disease from spreading health. Officials aren't stopping. They're they're canceling. Soccer matches closing schools and cutting short the Venice Carnival and this outbreak in Italy has most of Europe on alert given how easy it is to move between European countries. The increasingly global spread of Corona virus worries health officials for several reasons. First it suggests efforts to stop corona virus by focusing on stopping travel from China hasn't worked previously countries. Hope that with enough health checks at airports. The outbreak could be contained. Now that looks like wishful thinking as the virus starts to spread between people who had no travel ties to China. Dr Jennifer nozoe is a senior scholar at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security. She says a lot of countries including the US took this approach. There was initial heavy emphasis on travel to Wuhan specifically in some cases broader China but once infected people enter a country. This laser focus on stopping travelers can cause blind spots. Say you live in a little town outside of Milan and developed flu symptoms. If you haven't visited China you might think I've just got a normal flu so you take some dayquil and try to power through but if you actually were infected by tourists or neighbor who visited China you might not think to swing by the doctor's office and get checked out in a lot of places. Doctors aren't just randomly testing any sick people for Corona virus. But once they start looking they may discover new outbreaks and that might explain how places like Italy have seen. These big spikes infections kind of out of nowhere today the. Who made clear concerned about these new outbreaks around the world and said it's time to start prepping for new infections and that's not going to be easy. In poorer less developed countries in Africa Latin America and parts of Asia people in lower income countries often have a lower baseline of health and lower flu vaccination rates. Some experts say that means that if people in those countries get corona virus it could spread more easily and maybe lead to more severe infections and more deaths often. These poor countries also lack money to spend on healthcare even when there aren't pandemics according to the World Bank in the US. Public Health spending is around ten thousand dollars per person per year. Compare that to eighty dollars per person in. Nigeria Africa's most populous country. And you can start to see how countries might not have the money to respond properly which could lead to corona virus spreading even faster. So what's the skin? We'VE TALKED ABOUT CORONA VIRUS. A lot in connection with the outbreak in Wuhan China then in the context of outbreaks around China but now new outbreaks. Not just one off. Cases are popping up within countries as far apart as South Korea Iran and Italy health experts. Say That could mean hopes of containing corona virus within China have probably been dashed. And it's better to focus now on preparing to deal with infections. Doctor says in countries like the US that means clearing hospital beds in advance for people who may need hospitalization or preparing treatment plans for at risk populations like the elderly or people living in close proximity like in prisons or college. Dorms and gradually this planning is starting to happen. I think you've seen the CDC shifting its language talk about the needs do mitigation measure. We've heard the White House may be requesting Emergency funding so I think that We're starting to push in this direction. A little bit later than I would have liked to see him but I'm glad that we're headed there the. Us may have been late to focus on treating corona virus instead of trying to stop it at the borders but once that shift occurs the US is in a good position to respond the US great hospitals lots of money to spend on a response stockpiles of protective gear and the ability to manufacture things that we might run out of as for the rest of the world. There's no easy fix which might explain why global markets took a serious dive today as the severity of Corona virus pandemic or not starts to come into focus..
"weinstein" Discussed on Today in Focus
"At the reason there is so much. Focus on what is happening in New York. The reason they're all those crowds and protesters gathering outside and journalists light. You repacked inside is because this feels like it so much bigger than a single case it feels as if the hopes of the metoo leave. Men are to some extent riding on the outcome. You know it's not impossible that Harvey Weinstein will be quitted thing that's totally on the cards. What's typically given the attack dogs? He has representing him and whether it happened I think in a way it's important. People don't lose heart because me to is not on trial in this courthouse house. It's the specific sexual crimes. Harvey Weinstein is charged with that is on trial. Whatever happens in that courtroom the wide battle? Aw to confront what other and powerful men like him did to jump Teen Women Thought Battle continues. Whatever happens in the courtroom? Thank you very much thank you that was Ed Pilkington. Chief reporter Guardian. You ask who will be covering the trial. Harvey Weinstein has pleaded not guilty and denies all allegations of non consensual sex. Do follow the coverage on the website. Coming up why all groups like Greenpeace and extinction rebellion on anti-terror watch less. Aw now essential. Central Pillar of the government's counterterrorism strategy is prevent. It places a legal duty on teachers medical staff and other public sector workers to report any signs of radicalization the scheme has largely been associated with radical Islamism and increasingly far-right networks. But as our home affairs correspondent Jamie Chris and explains a New Guardian investigation has found growing evidence to suggest that environmental and social justice groups grapes are prevents latest target..
"weinstein" Discussed on Today in Focus
"Ed. WE'RE GONNA get opening statements this week. The revolt ready been two weeks of jury selection Weinstein fish at up on January. The six and there was drama from the minute he arrived aft. He sat down on a matter of minutes of the judge. James Burke turning up at his seat there was a major fight erupted between the judge and Weinstein himself because the judge land that Weinstein had been texting on his cell phone and the judge who is clearly even before the trial began was clearly clearly incensed towards Weinstein and Weinstein's defense team absolutely at Wit's end he. He said to Weinstein if he was spotted using his phone again having been told numerous times not to have it in the courtroom itself he could face a very long or even life prison term and on the back of that again. The defense team immediately filed a motion to have the case dismissed or turned on grounds at the judge himself had tainted the proceedings by making this dramatic matic statement to which a judge said he'd only been trying to to shop Weinstein into stop using his phone so kind of very dramatic from the very first second in in a minute. We're GONNA talk in detail about the women involved in this case. I just remind us. What is he charged with? Harvey Weinstein faces. Five counts to a predatory sexual behavior. This idea of patent going back over years which will be the most serious that he faces in terms of potential prison time came to of rape relating to the anonymous woman from twenty thirteen and one of Criminal Sexual Act relating to do that two thousand and six incident of forcible oral sexual contact. Tell me about his accusers. Well we've ended up with two women who are the main women involved in the prosecution case one of those women as being that all the way from the beginning from May twenty eighteen when the arrest happened I- cheese really interesting testing. Because nobody as far as I know outside the specific legal teams involved. Nobody knows her identity. She's completely anonymous. She's called hold Jane Doe Number One CI alleges that she was raped in the Manhattan Hotel Room in twenty thirteen by Weinstein and that is extremely unusual in itself all key witness to be completely anonymous. Why isn't she using her name? The stakes involved for women coming forward in a criminal. It'll trial like this. They couldn't be high must be absolutely terrifying. That could explain some of it that the the woman wanted to remain anonymous for as long as possible. One has to the presumed that when opening statements begin that she will be named and identity will then fully be out. There was another woman who was due to be cold and isn't the case anymore. What happened to her? Initially when the arrest happened the second woman involved was a warm cold Lucia Evans. And who worked in Weinstein's company Miramax and she alleged that in two thousand and four he full stay into oral sex she. He remained one of the two main witnesses. Involved until a few months off to the arrest her charge was dropped and that caused a huge amount of consternation Russian it transpired that allegedly she had told a friend of hers about the instant soon afterwards but that the friend said to different accounted could be given by higher than the one she was giving prosecutors that must have been a big blow to the prosecution losing key witness. They were forced to assess the situation and come to the conclusion. That Harvey Weinstein's credibly dog-eared attack dog team of lawyers would make Hay with this ask event and would use it to just discredit the entire case against Weinstein so with a heavy heart. I think it's probably fair to say. They dropped Lucia Evans as the the second main witness say they lost leash Athens but then another woman came forward to testify since and they found an alternative one might say and we'll turn to the second woman to be involved as a main witness in this case some outlets have named Ta and not at the moment we're not naming her. She alleges that in two thousand an and sex Weinstein took her back to his apartment. Saying we're going to have a meeting but He forced her to have oral sexual contact..
"weinstein" Discussed on Fresh Air
"When you hurt you as a part of the story you expected her to be defending women but she was actually on. Harvey Weinstein's legal team and what was what was her role on Weinstein's team. This whole saga is filled with so many surprises in terms of who helped and hindered and who was on which side and Lisa Bloom was Lisa Lisa Bloom crossed sites she decided to help Harvey Weinstein and when this came out in the fall of two thousand seventeen it was very embarrassing thing for her and the lion she used at the time was that she had really only decided to help him because first of all she thought his transgressions hadn't been that severe she hadn't known about the full extent of the allegations and she also said that her desire was to help him change his behavior to help school him in more sort of updated ways of dealing with women however however when we were reporting this book this book gave us another year of reporting on Weinstein essentially and when we were reporting this book Meghan and was able to obtain this really extraordinary memo in which were able to read Lisa Bloom talking in her own voice about but the ways she intended to help Weinstein and basically I WanNa read a little bit from it. Meghan yeah that would be great. It's unpatriotic one on one hundred right so there was once again you know Lisa Bloom this prominent feminist attorney who has publicly publicly battled against sexual harassment and sexual assault and has been such a prominent victims advocate in two thousand sixteen submitted a memo to Harvey Weinstein basically documenting all of the efforts that she was willing to take to help him undermine his accusers she basically saying I'm going to harness all of what I've learned in the course of working with so many victims over the years and I'm going to help you use that against victims and so she says has for example I feel equipped to help you against the roses of the world and she's speaking about rose McGowan in this case because I have represented so many of them they they start out as impressive bold women but the more one presses for evidence the weaknesses and lies are revealed. She goes on to sort of spell out in bullet points all the different tactics that she's willing to help. Weinstein take one initiating friendly contact with her through me or other good intermediary and after establishing establishing a relationship workout a quote unquote win win key question. What is she want but then in the second one she sang Suu spelling out a plan for a counter ops online campaign to push back and call her out as a pathological liar. A few well-placed articles now will go a long way if things blow up for press down the line we can place article re her becoming increasingly unglued so that when somebody googles her this is what pops up and she has discredited and the memo goes on and on and so it was really one of those moments where when we were able to obtain this and we obtain some other confidential records her billing records that she submitted to Harvey and what she she spelled out all of the other work that she did for him over the course of many months in two thousand seventeen including meeting with sort of private investigators who had been hired to dig up dirt on his accusers are ause dropped when we read these records I wanna ask you about Gwyneth Paltrow's role in all of this. She wouldn't talk to you on the record for your first story but she helped you find other women who had been sexually harassed or assaulted by Harvey Weinstein so tell us a little bit about what her story was and why she didn't WanNa talk with you on the record so to our surprise Gwyneth paltrow had a really powerful story of sexual harassment by Harvey Weinstein and of being threatened when her I really important roles for on the line and early on in the investigation when almost nobody in Hollywood would talk to us she did and she even tried to help us find other women but she was very scared to go on the record and it became clear in the course of the investigation that Harvey Weinstein was obsessed with the question of whether or not we were speaking to Paul Tro- he showed up at a party at her house early. She called us from the bathroom completely panicked in the series of final confrontations about the story that took place at the New York Times Weinstein kept hammering us are you are you talking to Gwen at this Gwen Athans story and at that point she was still a a totally secret source and we couldn't figure out why he was so obsessed with something. That wasn't even part of the story. The an Sir only became clear over a course of weeks nine months after we broke the story as more and more Weinstein victims came forward they said publicly told us and they even told Paul Tro that Weinstein had said to them in the course of harassing or assaulting them was essentially. Don't you want what Gwyneth has meaning. He was implying to them that she had slept with him and that this was the bargain of sex to sex for work right. If if you go along with this you can have the Oscar the wealth the fame the golden girls status so essentially what we two things happened first of all Paul Tra was very very upset to learn this not only had she never sexually truly succumbed to Weinstein but she was so horrified to find out that she had been used essentially as a as a tool of predation she spent a long long time on the phone in the fall of twenty seventeen with other Weinstein victims coming to terms with the way he had used her and with with with feeling like she had somehow been used as an accessory in this but then the other thing we finally realized as this was probably why he'd been so obsessed with whether or not we were talking to Paul tro because as soon as other women hurt paltry story and heard that she had never given into him and that she had refused him then they would understand so much more about the way his scheme worked and that would that would fall apart in a sense so you mentioned this this Israeli private investigation firm with former Mossad agents in it and one of the people who helped negotiate the contract with this Israeli really firm that was among other things trying to stop. Your investigation was David Boies. WHO's most famous for working on behalf of marriage equality arguing that that representing Al Gore and Bush v Gore he is also a very famous corporate lawyer so is it fair to say part of his job on Harvey Weinstein's team was was covering up Weinstein's misconduct and trying to smear people who opposed him well. There's no question that David boies was one of his staunchest defenders at the moment that he started representing Harvey in two thousand two. He was helping him to conceal allegations that were starting to surface about his alleged misconduct conduct in predatory behavior that year. The New Yorker had been able to track down some evidence that Harvey may have preyed on a couple of his employees and covered it up with with secret settlements and David boies was right by Harvey side as he was working to sort of spin and conceal those allegations you know into the shadows fast forward to two thousand fifteen he was that was the year that the that the Weinstein company was starting to get more glimpses of the allegations that were surfacing against him and David Boies was right by Harvey side working to basically prevent the board from scrutinizing his personnel L. File. They wouldn't even let his own board take a look at what you know any of the complaints that had been made against him over the years and then up through two thousand seventeen eighteen when we were working hard at work on this investigation and other reporters like Ronan Farrow were on his trail you know David boies was the one who helped him. Execute this contract attract with black cube in which you know these former Israeli intelligence officials were basically promise that they would be paid three hundred thousand dollar bonus if they could help stop if they brought her investigation to a halt now David boies talked us for this book and a series of lengthy interviews while he has said that he regretted not having basically paid more attention to the work that black cube was doing on behalf of a Harvey Weinstein. He has also in the same breath claim to have no regrets for the way that he represented Weinstein over those many years and I think there are a couple of tough questions for David Boies on this okay. Everybody deserves a lawyer but defend.
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"As of now police in los angeles new york and london are investigating rape and sexual assault allegations going back to the nineteen eighty s the new york attorney general's office has filed a civil rights case against weinstein on the weinstein company which declared bankruptcy and is now in the process of being sold group of models and actresses is pursuing a class action lawsuit against him so he brock i don't wanna go down in history it's having weinstein's assault victim but i well we'll if it's going to help put him in jail and it's going to change the system a will doing okay not trying i gotta get you know we all make mistakes chance i hope kathy show it saddens me that everybody woke up because of harvey weinstein on the other hand thank god we've okay goto pbs dot org slash frontline for the latest developments in the weinstein story any agent who knew what was happening with harvey weinstein should be coming forward now explaining what happened and more about nondisclosure agreements is eighteen pages list of different things i can't do the first of all his silence connect to the frontline community on facebook twitter and pbs dot org slash frontline.
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"We agreed to hide his identity as he still works in the industry timing weinstein came to k to initially with a matter that they probably wouldn't take on if it was somebody else to nobody likes to develop information on somebody who's accusing client of sexual misconduct harvey weinstein being harvey weinstein exceptions were made he says kay to was tasked with investigating gutierrez is passed in italy and providing the information to weinstein stuff started leaking out of the weinstein camp about her past wants filed a sexual assault suit against a seventy year old quote sugar daddy there was a report that she had been sleeping with a seventy year old man in return for gifts from this guy unless that for like a week every day something different coming out evert saying was about me being like my letter a prostitute prosecutors asked to meet with qatar she had given conflicting accounts of what happened in italy asking me questions like artists news royal like you're prostitute i was asking them like did you hear the recording they were like a yes i heard it but you have to explain this situation in italy's very confusing there was like guys i mean i'm the victim concerned how her story would play before a jury the district attorney's office announced weinstein would not be prosecuted manhattan district attorney cyrus vance junior declined to be interviewed his office told frontline they acted professionally and that what emerged from the audio and subsequent investigation was insufficient to prove a crime under new york law.
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"Butting lana gutierrez after left he'll tell was with the police i felt completely positive about what i'd done diverse super happy in like saying while now this person is completely finished you save a lot of women the nypd arranges to speak with harvey weinstein he's denying that anything happened larry mcshane but they felt that the accuser was credible and these charges were worth pursuing and that's what they told the manhattan district attorney with new york prosecutors now considering whether to press charges weinstein for the first time found himself in a story he couldn't suppress harvey wise teams facing sexual allegations this morning the front page of the daily news it's on the front page of the new york post this is already a huge story stunning talion model who's accusing rv weinstein of sexual abuse the woman alleges that weinstein grabbed her fi and chest and so within thirty six hours of the news coming out this was the big story in new york city ronan farrow when amber gutierrez came for with her allegation a machine mobilized to shut down these charges and that included harvey weinstein hiring power lawyers he had one of the most powerful pr teams in the country weinstein also employed the services of k to a private intelligence firm usually specializing in corporate investigations and security no one from k to would agree to an interview but a former employee who was there at the time says weinstein's request was unusual.
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"But other reporters in hollywood we're still trying to pin down the rumors they heard kim masters who have been writing critical stories about miramax got a meeting with weinstein peninsula hotel for the first time face to face he comes in very aggressive yelling and screaming what if you heard about me and i sort of had this now or number thing and i said i've heard you rape women he did not seem shocked her outraged you would expect the neural person to say i'm sorry what how dare you none of that at all response to frontline weinstein said that he wasn't shocked because he'd already heard the allegation at it was false i'd heard really brutal allegations we couldn't write about those we couldn't get it on the record i think he kind of believed as he did with with reason for years to come that he was going to be untouchable once team would eventually leave miramax after a series of disputes with disney he and his brother set up the weinstein company rumors about his conduct continued to circulate throughout hollywood but he kept making hits and winning awards the king speak meal thank you harvey weinstein havi harvey thank you for killing him every head to kill to get me up here today i think the entire industry knew that he was obsessed with young actresses that he was a cheater on his wife and that he could unquote made the scene with many women i don't know who actually knew what was happening the golden globe goes to meryl streep it was time in a place where to be in his circle was to be successful i just want to thank my agent kevin vein and god harvey weinstein.
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"But across hollywood many models and actresses now say they told their agents about weinstein's behavior in film president cathy schulman the agents had to know the top agents had to know and frankly any agent who knew what was happening with harvey weinstein should be coming forward now explaining what happened one of the most influential talent firms in hollywood creative artists agency has since said in a statement quote we apologize to any person the agency letdown by now some inside miramax had started to connect the dots about weinstein's behavior paul webster my memory is the i was fully aware the hall harvey was a serial womaniser there'd be times when you be kicked out of the suite of the savoy all the peninsula hotel in la and he would enter tight but it didn't take too much brainpower to put together the man who was so beauce if bullying in every aspect of his life would bring that abuse into the sexual arena i think looking back the i did know an i chose to suppress it i chose to hide from that fact i think we were all in ablett's think we will we rule complicit could i have done in a thing at the time well for one i never thought about doing anything about it i know that prevented my assistant being cool to this hotel lighter nines so obviously i was that i didn't have the guts to do anything about it i think the daylight made with the devil was to my vantage.
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"The company made its name with movies that mean stream studios ignored reservoir dogs my left foot the crying game weinstein's power was growing and he was working with top hollywood actresses like thurman in pulp fiction come on we got him nineteen ninetytwo sean young who was already known for movies like blade runner starred in his latest film love crimes mr attorney sean young i play a character who discovers this sexual predator and then tracks them down and then the tables are turned and and is entrapped by him a wire went out i wanted to get a felony and i needed it i was sitting in harvey's office after the picture and this is the only time this is ever happened to me he pulled his thing out and my response was you know harvey i really wouldn't be pulling that thing out because it's really not pretty and i got a and i left in his responses weinstein told frontline sean young's account is untrue he never met her in his office or anywhere else and had nothing to do with her career it was the last time she would work on a miramax film the reason i didn't get another movie with harvey weinstein was that i made him feel foolish i was set to have a very big career but i upset few important men and the trajectory of my career when in nineteen ninetythree miramax was bought by disney helping weinstein become one of the most powerful producers in hollywood.
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"As of now police in los angeles new york and london are investigating rape and sexual assault allegations going back to the nineteen eighty s new york's attorney general has filed a civil rights case against weinstein and the weinstein company and a group of models and actresses is pursuing a class action lawsuit against him so he brock i don't want to go down in history it's heavy weinstein's assault victim but i damn well we'll if it's going to help put him in jail and it's going to change the system a will i'm not doing okay not trying i gotta get we all make mistakes second chance kathy show it saddens me that everybody woke up because of harvey weinstein on the other hand thank god we've okay go to pbs dot org slash frontline for the latest on the weinstein company or lots of complaints not one formal investigation and learn more about nondisclosure is eighteen pages the list of different things i can't do the first of all his silence it allowed him to solids complaining victims and just see it as a cost of doing business connect to the frontline community on facebook twitter and pbs dot org slash frontline.
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"Underbody gutierrez after left yo tell was with the police i felt completely positive about what i don super happy and like saying while now this person is completely finished you save a lot of women the nypd arranges to speak with harvey weinstein he's denying that anything happened larry mcshane but they felt that the accuser was credible and these charges were worth pursuing and that's what they told the manhattan district attorney with new york prosecutors now considering whether to press charges weinstein for the first time found himself in a story he couldn't suppress newlymobile harvey wise teams facing sexual allegations this morning on the front page of the daily news on the front page of the new york post this is already a huge story stunning talion model who's accusing rv weinstein of sexual abuse the woman alleges that weinstein grabbed her fi and chest and so within thirty six hours of the news coming out this was the big story new york city ronan farrow when amber gutierrez came forward with her allegation a machine mobilized to shut down these charges and that included harvey weinstein hiring power lawyers he had one of the most powerful pr teams in the country weinstein also employed the services of k to a private intelligence firm usually specializing in corporate investigations and security no one from k to would agree to an interview but a former employee who was there at the time says weinstein's request was unusual.
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"But other reporters in hollywood we're still trying to pin down the rumors the heard kim masters who have been writing critical stories about miramax got a meeting with weinstein the peninsula hotel for the first time face to face he comes in very aggressive yelling and screaming what if you heard about me and i serve had this now or never thing and i said i've heard you rape women he did not seem shocked outraged you would expect the neural person to say i'm sorry what how dare you none of that at all response to frontline weinstein said that he wasn't shocked because he'd already heard the allegation at it was false i'd heard really brutal allegations we couldn't write about those we couldn't get it on the record i think he kind of believed as he did with with reason for years to come that he was going to be untouchable weinstein would eventually leave miramax after a series of disputes with disney he and his brother set up the weinstein company rumors about his conduct continued to circulate throughout hollywood but he kept making hits and winning awards the king speak a meal sherman thank you harvey weinstein crush harvey harvey thank you for killing him every head to kill to get me up here today i think the entire industry knew that he was obsessed with young actresses that he was a cheater on his wife and that he could unquote made the scene with many women i don't know who actually knew what was happening the golden globe goes to meryl streep it was time and a place where to be in his circle was to be successful i just want to thank my agent kevin vein and god harvey weinstein.
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"I really felt sorry for him in that moment at that point i had no idea obviously how dangerous he really was weinstein's responses to frontline do not directly dispute zoe bronx allegations but say he is quote publicizing her lawsuit seeking damages from mr weinstein despite the fact that she never complained to anyone at the time but zoe brock says she told many people i told my agent i told so many people in hollywood producers casting agents everyone's reaction across the board was always oh yeah harvey her agent denies that she told him but across hollywood many models and actresses now say they told their agents about weinstein's behavior in film president cathy schulman the agents had to know the top agents had to know and frankly any agent who knew what was happening with harvey weinstein should be coming forward now explaining what happened one of the most influential talent firms in hollywood creative artists agency has since said in the statement quote we apologize to any person the agency letdown by now some inside miramax had started to connect the dots about weinstein's behavior paul webster memory is the i was fully aware that hall harvey was a serial womaniser there'd be times when you be kicked out of the suite of the savoy on the peninsula hotel in la and he would enter tight but it didn't take too much brainpower to put it together the man who was so beauce eff bullying in every aspect of his life would bring that abuse into the sexual arena.