Reiter also notified the two reporters of recent accusations against Weinstein, providing a renewed urgency to the case. "She Said" reveals that Reiter, who worked with Weinstein for decades, gave Kantor and Twohey the internal memo from an employee who details Weinstein's harassment of junior employees and actresses. One of the book's key forces is Irwin Reiter, a former top executive at the Weinstein Company.
"I feel equipped to help you against the Roses of the world, because I have represented so many of them,” Bloom wrote in a memo to Weinstein in December 2016, which was reproduced in "She Said." "We can place an article re her becoming increasingly unglued, so that when someone Googles her this is what pops up and she’s discredited," the memo said. Bloom has since resigned as Weinstein's lawyer and said representing him was a "colossal mistake."” />
If you think nothing is wrong with your misbehavior so in this area then announce it to your wife and family." "You have brought shame to the family and your company through your misbehavior," Bob Weinstein wrote in a memo republished in "She Said." "Your reaction was once more to blame the victims, or to minimize the misbehavior in various ways.
The downfall of Weinstein galvanized the #MeToo movement in Hollywood that encouraged women to come forward about the predatory behavior of powerful men, including Kevin Spacey, former Pixar chief John Lasseter, Brett Ratner and Louis C.K. Weinstein is facing a criminal trial on charges of rape and sexual assault.
A forthcoming book about sexual harassment and abuse allegations leveled against Harvey Weinstein is bringing more details to light about the disgraced mogul.
Another central figure is former Miramax assistant Rowena Chiu, a Weinstein accuser who previously remained anonymous for 15 years. In the book, Chiu reveals she received a settlement in 1998 after Weinstein allegedly assaulted her in her hotel room. Weinstein attempted to silence her with a restrictive nondisclosure agreement and drew her back to Miramax to keep her close. Chiu says she struggled with depression and attempted suicide while staying silent.
Among its numerous revelations, "She Said" unveils that two years before allegations against Weinstein became public, his brother Bob Weinstein urged him to get help. Bob Weinstein, who co-founded Miramax and the Weinstein Company with Harvey, claims he rationalized his brother's actions as sex addiction and pressed him to get medical treatment.
Written by Jodi Kator and Megan Twohey, two New York Times reporters who broke the story of Weinstein's years of misconduct, "She Said: Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story That Helped Ignite a Movement" delves deeper into the extent of Weinstein's alleged misbehavior and contains new interviews with central figures in the scandal.
"She Said" also uncovers how Weinstein's lawyer Lisa Bloom attempted to hinder Weinstein accusers through intimidation tactics or painting them as liars. Bloom also offered to help damage the reputation of Rose McGowan, one of Weinstein's most vocal accusers.

Dubbed Reiter Audit, the company has signed a non-exclusive financial consulting role with Lantern Entertainment. In that capacity, it will be involved in all forms of finance, accounting and participation reporting.
Reiter went on the record with the New Yorker magazine to talk about the way that Weinstein bullied people in to silence and to criticize his use of lifetime nondisclosure agreements.
Irwin Reiter, who recently served as the Weinstein Company's executive vice president of accounting and financial reporting, is launching a consulting firm.
“A forever N.D.A. should not be legal,” he told the New Yorker's Ronan Farrow. “People should not be made to live with that. He’s created so many victims that have been burdened for so many years, and it’s just not right.”
After he raised his objections, Weinstein had security firm scan Reiter's computer. Reiter also raised issues about Weinstein's payments to women and urged the board in 2015 to reconsider extending his contract, according to the New York Times.
He also was involved in negotiating key vendor and licensing arrangements. Reiter has his CPA and MBA, and spent a decade working at Deloitte and Tri-Star Pictures before moving over to Miramax Films in 1989.” /> At the Weinstein Company, Reiter was involved in the banking, reporting, participations and residuals accounting and producer audits.
Reiter spent 29 years combined in the Weinstein family orbit, first working at Miramax Films and then at The Weinstein Company. The indie film studio was sold to Lantern for $289 million last summer. The company was on the verge of bankruptcy after dozens of women stepped forward to accuse Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault and harassment.

Martin will handle partnerships for releases across all platforms, along with managing TV sales for the company's film slate. Prior to joining Aviron, Martin was at the Weinstein Company, where he worked on campaigns for "Kill Bill," "Chicago," "Django Unchained," Silver Linings Playbook," and "Inglorious Basterds."
Meanwhile, Gasparich will lead regional publicity and promotions, as well as managing premieres and events. Pictures, she worked on titles including "Gravity," "Argo," and the "Harry Potter" franchise. During her 10-year tenure at Warner Bros.
As part of the move, Francois Martin has been named executive VP of media strategy and content distribution. At the same time Jeff Elefterion is joining as executive VP of creative marketing, Louis Spoto is coming on board as executive VP of business affairs, and Julie Gasparich has been tapped as director of field and events.
Aviron Pictures is bolstering its executive roster with four new hires, Variety has learned.
He previously oversaw domestic marketing at New Regency following gigs at Miramax and the Weinstein Company. In his new role, Elefterion will execute domestic theatrical and home entertainment marketing campaigns. There, he oversaw campaigns for "Birdman," "The Revenant," and "Gone Girl."
Spoto, who comes to Aviron from law firm Loeb & Loeb, will spearhead business and legal affairs for the company, relating to acquisition, marketing, and distribution of films.
Aviron's upcoming releases include "Serenity," a mystery thriller starring Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway; "A Private War" with Rosamund Pike, Jamie Dornan, and Stanley Tucci; and "Three Seconds" featuring Joel Kinnaman, Pike, Clive Owen, and Common.” />
Aviron formed in 2017 with backing from venture capital firm BlackRock. It's run by David Dinerstein, the former president of Lake Shore Entertainment and co-founder of Paramount Classics. The studio scored a hit with “Kidnap,” a thriller with Halle Berry that made $30.7 million when it opened last summer, and had another success with “The Strangers: Prey at Night,” a horror film with Christina Hendricks.
"All are experts in their respective areas and collaborative team players." "As we celebrate our first year in business and the success of our first three campaigns, which cumulatively grossed $100 million in domestic box office, we’re excited to be deepening our bench with these fantastic industry vets,” Dinerstein said in a statement.

The Weinstein Company is on the verge of filing for bankruptcy after a deal to sell itself to a group of investors led by billionaire Ron Burkle and former Small Business Administration chief Maria Contreras-Sweet collapsed on Tuesday. Bob Weinstein assured staffers that payroll obligations at the Weinstein Company will be met and said he is working to sell the embattled indie studio to a buyer who will keep it operating. A Chapter 11 filing could come as early as next week.
Best regards,
I understand this is a stressful time for everyone and your patients[sic] and support during this time is very much appreciated by me and the board. I will continue to update you and when the time is proper to announce something more specific, then we will have the town hall meeting. Until there is something more specific to address you with the need for a video town hall would lead to more questions than answers.
Its 150 headcount has shrunk to roughly 90 people. The indie studio fielded a number of major hits, including "The King's Speech" and "The Artist." As the fallout has worsened, staffers have exited the company.
The deal to purchase the Weinstein Company fell apart after the buyers found out that the debt levels were more than $50 million higher than they had been told. Lantern Capital is believed to be interested in acquiring the entire company. Burkle and Contreras-Sweet may also try to purchase the studio or its assets if it enters bankruptcy. Lionsgate is possibly interested in buying parts of the Weinstein Company's film and television library, but would not want to own the business outright.
"That has been one of our main goals and we are still pursuing it. "The board is still in discussions with potential buyers who want to keep the company and employees as a going concern," Weinstein wrote to employees. Payroll obligations will be continued to be met."
Bob Weinstein” />
Dear All,
Weinstein has denied the allegations and insisted that any encounters were consensual. The Weinstein Company has been running on fumes after reports broke last October that its co-founder Harvey Weinstein had allegedly harassed or assaulted dozens of women. His accusers include such stars as Mira Sorvino, Angelina Jolie, Ashley Judd, and Gwyneth Paltrow.
Here's the full text of Bob Weinstein's email:
Payroll obligations will be continued to be met. The board is still in discussions with potential buyers who want to keep the company and employees as a going concern. I wanted to keep everyone updated in what is obviously an incredibly fluid situation. That has been one of our main goals and we are still pursuing it.

After being courted for several months, Leonardo DiCaprio will star in Quentin Tarantino's untitled Charles Manson movie, sources confirmed to Variety.
Deadline Hollywood first reported the news.” />
This will mark DiCaprio's first film since winning the Oscar in 2016 for his performance in Alejandro G. Iñárritu's "The Revenant." DiCaprio and Tarantino last collaborated on 2012's "Django Unchained."
He is repped by LBI Entertainment.
DiCaprio will play an aging, out-of-work actor in the film. Margot Robbie, meanwhile, is being eyed for the role of Sharon Tate.
As previously reported, Tom Cruise is also being pursued to star in the director's ninth feature. Sources now tell Variety that Tarantino is interested in casting Al Pacino in the film as well. Sony is handling distribution.
Sony beat out several bidders, including Warner Bros. and Paramount, for rights to the film. The movie — shrouded in secrecy — is set in 1969 and is believed to involve Charles Manson and the Manson family murders. A group of investors led by Maria Contreras-Sweet is in a strong position to buy the Weinstein Company following sexual misconduct allegations against its disgraced founder Harvey Weinstein. It's the first pic that Tarantino is releasing without the Weinstein Company. The director has told media outlets that it's not a biopic, but is an ensemble film set during the tumultuous time period.
9, 2019, Variety has learned. Opening on the 50th anniversary of the day that the Manson family committed the LaBianca murders and the day after Tate was killed, the film will head off against "Artemis Fowl," Disney's adaptation of the popular sci-fi and fantasy series. The movie will hit theaters on Aug.

Netflix spokespersons have declined repeated requests to comment on the Weinstein situation. During an interview pegged to the company's quarterly earnings report this month, chief content officer Ted Sarandos dismissed the idea that Netflix might buy the Weinstein Company, the embattled production company that Harvey Weinstein and his brother Bob Weinstein founded. Netflix executives had until Monday been largely silent about the issue of sexual harassment since a wave of allegations engulfed frequent Netflix collaborator Harvey Weinstein earlier this month.
Netflix drama "House of Cards" will end with its upcoming sixth season, Variety has learned. Production has begun on what will be the final season of the drama series, which is set to premiere in 2018.
“Our business with the Weinstein Company is pretty arm’s distance,” Sarandos said. Netflix and the Weinstein Company also hosted a Golden Globes party together for the last three years.” /> But in reality the relationship between Netflix and Weinstein has been much closer, with multiple creative partnerships and joint appearances.
On Sunday in an interview with Buzzfeed, "Star Trek: Discovery" star Anthony Rapp claimed that Spacey had sexually assaulted him at a party in 1986 when he was 14. Spacey later apologized to Rapp in a statement released hours after the interview was published in which he said he was "beyond horrified" by Rapp's story, saying he did not recall the incident. Spacey was criticized Monday by GLAAD and gay activists for including in his apology a statement saying that he was choosing "to live as a gay man" from now on — a move critics said appeared intended to deflect attention from Rapp's accusation. Word of the series' end comes in the wake of sexual-assault allegations against its star, Kevin Spacey.
Spacey is the star and executive producer of "House of Cards," the drama series that put Netflix on the map as a destination for original programming. Since 2013, the series has been nominated for 53 Primetime Emmy Awards — including five nominations for outstanding drama series.
Starring alongside Robin Wright, Spacey plays Frank Underwood, a devious congressman who ascends to the role of President of the United States through a series of complex machinations.
Filming for season six began in Maryland this month. Season five premiered May 30 on the streaming service. No premiere date has yet been set by Netflix.
As previously scheduled, Kevin Spacey is not working on set at this time.” Netflix and producer Media Rights Capital on Monday released a statement on Spacey, saying, "Media Rights Capital and Netflix are deeply troubled by last night’s news concerning Kevin Spacey. In response to last night’s revelations, executives from both of our companies arrived in Baltimore this afternoon to meet with our cast and crew to ensure that they continue to feel safe and supported.

"I could hear him moving around and suddenly the sound of bath taps running. I could hear the thump of shoes being taken off and felt shocked that the meeting had turned sleazy." 'What do you say we both jump in the bath?' he hollered.
When she explained the situation, he said, "You better come to my hotel and we’ll sort this out.” A few months later, she received another call from Weinstein asking how work was going.
After they spoke for a few minutes, Campbell, who is the daughter of the late 6th Earl of Cawdor, writes that he left the room — she assumed he was going to use the restroom.
Weinstein's reps have not responded to Variety's request for comment.” />
"It sounded like a godsend. I rang the Miramax offices, but nothing happened." Soon I was sent the script of 'Shakespeare in Love' to summarise (sic) and critique, followed by 'The Usual Suspects.' And then the scripts stopped coming. "He offered me freelance script-reading for Miramax, his company," she wrote.
The two met by chance in the 1980s after sharing a cab in London and crossed paths a few more times in the intervening years. Her account, published in The Sunday Times, states that she started working with the Weinstein Company in 1995 as a freelance script writer after receiving a call out of the blue from Weinstein.
Liza Campbell, a British artist and writer, has spoken out about her experience with Harvey Weinstein, stating he asked her to take a bath with him in his hotel room after she met him there to discuss her career.
Campbell writes that she said loudly, "If you come back into this room with no clothes on I’m going to f—— lose my temper.”
She met him in his three-room suite at the Savoy and although there were several assistants present when she entered the suite, "suddenly all the assistants vanished."
She wrote that it took her "days to calm down from the anger [she] felt and the crushing realisation (sic) that there never was a job; only a hidden hook." Campbell tried to exit the room twice but found locked doors, with the third door she tried yielding.
Weinstein has become increasingly embattled since an explosive New York Times report detailed accusations of sexual harassment from multiple women stemming back decades. The producer has since taken an “indefinite” leave of absence from the Weinstein Company and issued a bizarre statement apologizing for his actions while simultaneously preparing to sue the Times for their report. He also lost two members of his legal team on Saturday.
We can drink champagne. You can soap me — whaddaya say?" As she tried to think of how to respond, he continued, "Come on, it’ll be fun.