Celebrated Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein has been sexually harassing women for decades, paying out at least eight settlements to women who accused him of sexual harassment and unwanted physical contact, the New York Times reported Thursday in a bombshell story.
Weinstein has since announced plans to sue the Times, his lawyer, Charles Harder, told the Hollywood Reporter, calling the story "saturated with false and defamatory statements. "It relies on mostly hearsay accounts and a faulty report, apparently stolen from an employee personnel file, which has been debunked by nine different eyewitnesses," Harder, best known for representing Hulk Hogan in the lawsuit that bankrupted Gawker, explained in an email to the publication. "We sent the Times the facts and evidence, but they ignored it and rushed to publish."
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