We all know about from what producer Harvey Weinstein is going through these days. Ronan Farrow has made its return to New Yorker with another explosive expose’ of the producer. It was the fall of 2016 when Harvey Weinstein was set out to suppress allegations that he had sexually harassed numerous women. Harvey then started to take the help of the private security agencies. These agencies were hired to collect information about those actresses, women and the journalists who are trying to expose him.
There are dozens of pages of the document that shows that there were seven people involved directly in the effort. Kroll is one of the agencies hired by the Weinstein, and it is one of the known intelligence company in the world. Black cube was the other agency hired which is run by the Israeli intelligence agencies and former officers of Mossad. Black cube was spread into multiple areas, and it has its branches in London, Tel Aviv, and Paris. The company is very experienced and have trained intelligence units, according to its literature.
Now two agents of the Black Cube met the actress Rose McGowan while using a false identity. Rose McGowan is one of the actresses that has accused Weinstein of rape. One of the investigators named herself, Diana Filip and pretended to be an advocate for women’s rights. She secretly recorded four meetings with the actress, and she also met the journalist with the false identity to figure out what actress is meeting the journalist to reach the press. In many cases, the journalists hired by the Weinstein just interview the women and after getting the details, they were reporting it back to Weinstein.
The main goal of the contract between Weinstein and Black Cube was to stop the emergence of the abuse allegations against Harvey Weinstein. These allegations first appeared in the The New Yorkers and The New York Times. Farrow further writes that journalists from the New York Times and The New Yorkers was working on its own as well to get all the insights of the story. Weinstein was himself monitoring the investigations, and some of his former employees also joined him in his effort of collecting names.
Sometimes the investigation was run by the lawyers of Weinstein. David Boies is one of the lawyers from that list, and he was the one who represented Al Gore in the 2000 presidential elections. Boies himself signed a contract with the Black cube to uncover information to stop the publication. Black cube, on the other hand, used some techniques to get the work done for The Weinstein. They employed a number people to get the information. They even hire a journalist to call the Weinstein’s accuser and to get the collected information back. Victims of Weinstein were not the only one that was targeted. Journalists of New York Times, the New Yorker and New York Magazine were also on the list of the contract ferret out their sources and probe their backgrounds.
In a statement, a spokesperson for Weinstein told the New Yorker that it is a fiction to suggest that any individuals were targeted or suppressed at any time. In another news, Weinstein has also been banned for life from the Television Academy, though that might register as the least of his problems right now.