Updated 6:32 am PDT, Friday, April 26, 2019 FILE - In this Oct. 11, 2018 file photo, Harvey Weinstein enters State Supreme Court in New York. An important pretrial hearing in Weinstein's sexual assault case could be play out in secret if a judge rules against news organizations fighting to keep the courtroom open. Both the prosecution and defense have asked that the hearing Friday, April 26, 2019, dealing with trial strategy and potential witnesses be held behind closed doors. less FILE - In this Oct. 11, 2018 file photo, Harvey Weinstein enters State Supreme Court in New York. An important pretrial hearing in Weinstein's sexual assault case could be play out in secret if a judge rules ... more Photo: Mark Lennihan, AP Photo: Mark Lennihan, AP Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 … [Read more...] about The Latest: Harvey Weinstein back in court
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A federal judge has refused to completely stall a lawsuit brought by insurance companies denying any duty to defend Harvey Weinstein. The movie mogul is currently facing legal action on many fronts. The most serious case is the criminal one in New York where Weinstein faces the prospect of up to 25 years in prison for allegedly forcing two women into sexual acts. On top of that, Weinstein must contend with about a dozen lawsuits from other women who have asserted claims including harassment, sexual assault, and defamation. Chubb is among the insurers seeking a judicial declaration that under the "personal injury" policies of the homeowners insurance issued to Weinstein, they don't have to provide a defense nor indemnity thanks to various exclusions and public policy. Specifically, the insurers frame Weinstein's conduct as intentional acts outside of coverage and also hope to convince a judge that New York law provides a basis for allowing insurers to avoid coverage for claims alleging … [Read more...] about Harvey Weinstein Can’t Stop Lawsuit from Insurers Who Don’t Want to Defend Him
LEA Seydoux came forward with her own experience on the dark side of Hollywood - sharing her own sexual assault allegations against media mogul Harvey Weinstein. Here's everything you need to know about the star. Who is Lea Seydoux? Lea Seydoux is a French actress who has established a prominent career in both French and American Cinema. She was born on July 1, 1985. The star is the second eldest of seven children, and her older sister Camille works alongside her as her stylist. Her parents divorced when Lea was young and due to their prominent status in business meant that she very rarely saw either. She learned English by participating in American summer camps in her youth, and initially wanted to pursue a career as an opera singer before discovering a love of acting. On top of her acting work, Lea has also established a career as a model, working with brands including Levi Jeans, American Apparel, and worked on shoots for magazines such as Vogue and W magazine. She has one child … [Read more...] about Who is Lea Seydoux, what did she say about Harvey Weinstein and what films has the Spectre actress been in?
Amy Kaufman Los Angeles Times Published 10:12 PM EST Jan 28, 2019 The Sundance Film Festival was where Harvey Weinstein made the moves that helped to cement his status as a Hollywood power player, acquiring so many of the independent films he hoped to turn into Oscar winners. But the disgraced mogul makes a far less glorious return to Park City, Utah, this year in a new documentary. The film, called “Untouchable,” explores both Weinstein’s rise to showbiz success and his fall from it, interviewing some of the hundreds of women who have accused him of sexual misconduct during the past year. Directed by British television veteran Ursula Macfarlane, the film doesn’t aim to reveal new allegations about Weinstein’s behavior. Instead, the documentary attempts to explore why the film executive engaged in that behavior, beginning with those who knew him when he was a college student promoting concerts in Buffalo, N.Y. Through interviews with accusers … [Read more...] about Harvey Weinstein documentary lets accusers speak
[The following story contains spoilers for the first three episodes of the second half of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt's fourth season.] Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt viewers may have thought the series had its #MeToo moment when Ellie Kemper's lead character accidentally found herself accused of sexual harassment. But in the second half of season four, now streaming, the show presents a more serious take on the wave of sexual misconduct accusations that continues to ripple through Hollywood, as Titus (Tituss Burgess) reveals more about how he was sexually harassed by Sesame Street puppet Mr. Frumpus, presented as a notorious predator who engages in the sort of inappropriate behavior allegedly perpetrated by disgraced figures like Harvey Weinstein. The series further takes aim at Weinstein as the mysterious figure watching Kimmy and her friends is revealed in the first episode back to be a former Israeli special forces agent now working for a private security firm, who's been hired by … [Read more...] about How ‘Kimmy Schmidt’ Gets Political and Takes Aim at Harvey Weinstein in Final Season