Weinstein Hired 'Army of Spies' to Quash Accusations

Farrow also reported that the executive producer's employees were also roped in to keep track of actresses who had claims against him.

The firm offers clients the skills of a "select group of veterans from the Israeli elite intelligence units that specializes in tailored solutions to complex business and litigation challenges".

The New Yorker said Boies himself had signed a contract demanding that Black Cube seek to uncover information to stop the publication of a New York Times story about Weinstein's sexual abuse at the same time his firm was also representing the Times in a libel case. Kantor was one of the reporters on the Times story back on October 5, alleging Weinstein reached confidential settlements with some harassment accusers over several decades.

The magazine report said that two operatives with Black Cube met with Rose McGowan, an American actress who accuses Weinstein of raping her, using fake identities - one as a women's rights advocate - and secretly recorded their conversations. "Black Cube supports the work of many leading law firms around the world, especially in the US, gathering evidence for complex legal processes, involving commercial disputes, among them uncovering negative campaigns". McGowan's growing sense that she was being spied upon by operatives who initially struck her as friendly people deepened her sense of paranoia.

Los Angeles [U.S.A], November 7: It seems like Harvey Weinstein went to great lengths to silence those who accused him of sexual assault allegations. Wallace recounted that the woman spoke with a German accent and had a United Kingdom mobile phone number. Farrow discovered that Diana Filip is an alias for a former officer in the Israel Defense Forces who originally came from Eastern Europe and was working for Black Cube, he reported, citing three individuals with knowledge of the situation. "He thought he was being followed", she recalled.

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In the latter case, the agent falsely implied she had been abused by Weinstein. "Reuben Capital. Diana Filip". As Farrow reports, one of the files on McGowan was more than a hundred pages long and included sections like "Past Lovers", "Lies/Exaggerations/Contradictions", as well as information on McGowan's address and personal info. There have been serious repercussions after the allegations: Weinstein was terminated by his eponymous company, and he later resigned from its board; he was expelled from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, among other organizations; and his wife, Marchesa designer Georgina Chapman, announced last month that she was leaving him.

Particularly alarming, from the Times' perspective, is that Boies - a prominent attorney best known for representing Al Gore during the presidential-election recount of 2000 - worked to undermine the paper's recent reporting on Weinstein while he was on the Times' payroll, providing counsel on unrelated matters.

The agents also had to "obtain additional content of a book which is now being written and includes harmful negative information on and about the Client".

Weinstein also reportedly tried to obtain portions of McGowan's upcoming memoir, Brave.

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