>> Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein is threatening to sue the New York Times after the newspaper reported he had been the target of sexual harassment complaints. The Times on Thursday reporting, the 65 year old Oscar winning movies producer had reached eight previously undisclosed settlements with women who had made allegations of sexual harassment and unwanted physical contact.
According to the report, the women include an actress, a model, and two assistants, and the allegations spanned almost 30 years. The New York Post reporting Weinstein plans to sue the newspaper for $50 million. His lawyer telling the tabloid the Times story is, quote, saturated with false and defamatory statements about Harvey Weinstein.
That language somewhat different from a statement Weinstein gave the Times on Thursday. I appreciate the way I've behaved with colleagues in the past has caused a lot of pain, and I sincerely apologize for it. Though I'm trying to get better, I know I have a long way to go.
Roiters has not independently confirmed the New York Times report. And Weinstein has not been charged with any crimes. A statement from the New York Times saying the paper stands by its reporting. Weinstein is the cofounder of independent movie studio, Miramax, and now the president of the Weinstein company.
He has produced countless critically acclaimed films such as Pulp Fiction, Shakespeare in Love, and Gangs of New York.