Grand Jury Expected To Consider Harvey Weinstein Allegations Next Week

10 November, 2017, 01:54 | Author: Christina Harvey
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Over a year-long period, Weinstein's team of investigators collected intelligence on dozens of people, including psychological profiles that The New Yorker says focused on personal or sexual histories.

"In a contract between Boies' law firm and Black Cube, The New Yorker report says it directed Black Cube to help expose "...information that would stop the publication of a New York Times story about Weinstein's abuses...."

Following The New Yorker's latest bombshell exposé detailing Harvey Weinstein's efforts to suppress his sexual-assault accusers, on Tuesday, the New York Times fired David Boies's law firm, which had reportedly aided Weinstein in procuring his "army of spies".

The investigator reportedly used a different fake identity to meet a NY magazine journalist who was investigating allegations made against Weinstein.

Barak issued a statement to Channel 2 that read: "Over a year ago, he was asked by Weinstein if he knows about an Israeli security firm that Weinstein had heard about and can help him deal with business issues he's now facing".

A significant portion of Black Cube's business revolves around settling "disputes between large business entities" through opposition research and intelligence, Haaretz said.

"Barak confirmed to Weinstein that the firm he heard about was probably Black Cube and that it does operate from Israel".

"Barak does not know the company or its managers personally, but he did provide Weinstein with its contact information".

Black Cube has said that all of its operations are legal and that they do not comment on their clients as a matter of policy.

She also allegedly attempted to broker a meeting with Ronan Farrow, the New Yorker journalist who reported 13 claims of abuse made against Weinstein last month, and also wrote the 6 November investigation into Weinstein's links with Black Cube.

The New Yorker reports that Weinstein sought the assistance of ex-employees from his movie enterprises to help collect names and place calls. But, according to The New Yorker, Filip is actually a former officer for the Israeli Defense Forces who worked for Black Cube. Black Cube declined to comment to The New Yorker, the PSOPS investigators did not respond to The New Yorker's multiple requests for comment and Kroll did not immediately respond to TIME's request for comment. In an interview with The New Yorker, Boies, who famously represented Al Gore in the contested 2000 presidential election said he did not consider his work with both companies to be a conflict of interest.

The tactics of Black Cube operatives include undercover intelligence collection through the use of aliases.

"It is a fiction to suggest that any individuals were targeted or supressed at any time". We were followed by ex-Mossad agents.


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