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Former Trump aide to invest in Weinstein firm

Former Trump aide to invest in Weinstein firm

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One of Donald Trump's closest confidantes has thrown a lifeline to the scandal-hit Weinstein entertainment empire, amid signs it could be up for sale.The Weinstein Company has confirmed it has entered an agreement with Colony Capital, a private equity firm run by Tom Barrack.Colony will inject cash into the company while discussions continue over it buying all or part of the Weinstein firm.:: UK police investigating five Weinstein sex assault claims:: Corden sorry for Weinstein jokesThe torrent of accusations against Harvey Weinstein had raised questions about the future of the company he founded.On Friday, his brother Bob denied suggestions the company would be closed or sold, saying it was "business as usual".:: The Accusers:Lina Esco, ActressShe says Weinstein told her: "I think we shou...
James Corden apologises for Weinstein jokes

James Corden apologises for Weinstein jokes

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James Corden has apologised after making jokes about the Harvey Weinstein scandal.The Late Late Show host said his intention had been to "shame" the Hollywood producer, not to cause any offence.Sky News estimates more than 40 women have come forward with accusations of rape, sexual assault and harassment against Weinstein, although the disgraced filmmaker denies wrongdoing.Speaking at an AmfAR charity gala, Corden told his audience: "It's a beautiful night here in LA."So beautiful, Harvey Weinstein has already asked tonight up to his hotel to give him a massage".Among his other jokes were: "It has been weird this week though, watching Harvey Weinstein in hot water."Ask any of the women who watched him take a bath."To be clear, sexual assault is no laughing matter. I was not trying to make ...
UK police investigating new Weinstein claims

UK police investigating new Weinstein claims

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British police are investigating five sexual assault allegations in total involving film producer Harvey Weinstein.Four new claims emerged on Sunday from two different people - with one claiming Weinstein assaulted her on three separate dates.These relate to alleged attacks in Westminster and Camden in 2010, 2011 and 2015.A Met Police spokesman said the Met's Child Abuse and Sexual Offences Command are investigating the allegations but "there has been no arrest at this stage".They add to the one made by Hollyoaks actress Lysette Anthony, who became the first British woman to accuse the disgraced filmmaker of rape.:: Bob Weinstein: 'Harvey has no remorse whatsoever'The 54-year-old told The Sunday Times the attack took place in the 1980s, when she met Weinstein at a house he rented in London...
Harvey Weinstein expelled by Oscars Academy

Harvey Weinstein expelled by Oscars Academy

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Film producer Harvey Weinstein has been expelled by the Oscars Academy following accusations of sexual harassment and rape.The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has stripped Weinstein's lifetime membership following an emergency meeting on Saturday.The group - which includes names such as Tom Hanks, Annette Bening and Steven Spielberg - said in a statement they had "voted well in excess of the required two-thirds majority to immediately expel him from the Academy".:: Harvey Weinstein's accusers, critics and defendersVideo:Special report: Harvey Weinstein's fall from grace The more than 8,000-member group said the film producer, who has been accused of sexual harassment, sexual assault and rape by dozens of women, "does not merit the respect of his colleagues".The statement added ...
Hollywood elite to discuss kicking out Weinstein

Hollywood elite to discuss kicking out Weinstein

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is to hold an emergency meeting today to discuss throwing out Harvey Weinstein.The meeting will involve the Academy's 54-member board of governors and it comes as the filmmaker faces mounting sexual harassment, assault and rape accusations.The Academy has already described the allegations as "repugnant, abhorrent and antithetical" to its standards.Also meeting to discuss the scandal is the Producers' Guild of America, which will "consider disciplinary proceedings and the status of (Weinstein's) membership", a source told AFP.Image:The pair have been friends for 25 yearsThe meetings come after director and actor Quentin Tarantino said he is "stunned" and "heartbroken" about the allegations of sexual abuse and harassment surrounding Harvey Wein...