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Harvey Weinstein’s former company was alerted back in 2015 to cash settlements he had made in connection with sexual-harassment allegations, according to a report.
Lawyer David Boies, who represented Weinstein in 2015 when his contract was up for renewal, told The New York Times that the company’s board was informed of three or four settlements.
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The Weinstein Company, which has fired the disgraced movie mogul, said this week that it had not been aware of any payouts to women who accused him of unwanted touching and sexual harassment.
On Tuesday, Weinstein’s brother and company co-founder, Bob Weinstein, and TWC chief David Glasser told employees that they were shocked by the allegations and unaware of payments, The Times reported, citing employees who spoke on the condition of anonymity.
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Board member Lance Maerov, who handled the contract talks, acknowledged in an interview that he had been informed of settlements, but said that he had assumed they were used to cover up consensual affairs, the paper reported.
The contract was up for renewal just as Italian actress Ambra Battilana Gutierrez, 22, reported to police that Weinstein had groped her at his Manhattan office.
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Working with the NYPD, she later captured Weinstein speaking about the sleazy encounter in audio published along with a lengthy expose in The New Yorker on Tuesday.
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