Investigation: Hollywood

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140 min readJun 1, 2021

I wrote this article about Hollywood a while ago, and since I stopped updating it, I thought I might as well release it so you can read it. There are parts that I have not included simply because I kind of lost interest in writing this (I think the vast majority of SNCTM, for instance, is not included in this article, but it seems to have ties to Paltrow and Maher. Remember True Detective season two? Nobody ever does, I don’t know why I mentioned it. Apparently SNCTM is owned by an investment group called The Circle now as well. There’s also exclusive sex parties in New York for VIPs because of course.) but maybe I will add it one day. I cannot remember the last time I updated this article either, but it was back in 2020 at the very least (before I deleted my Twitter account).

This article was published on May 18, 2021. Hopefully it does not get deleted like by NXIVM article.

Anyway, have “fun”, it is a long read:

The real story is that the town was named after the sign, not vice versa (there is zero evidence of this claim, unlike the rest of the article). “That sign says Hollywood! What a name, we should name this place that too, not Cherryshaft as Terry wanted it!”

In 1946, Scotty Bowers received a proposition from Walter Pidgeon at a gas station on the corner of Van Ness Avenue and Hollywood Boulevard, which later snowballed into a career of running prostitution rings for gay and bisexual actors and actresses.

In 1950, Bowers quit his employment at the gas station to focus full time on running the prostitution ring, which earned him clients such as Desi Arnaz.

In the 1960s, Tennesse Williams wrote an exposé on Bowers after a visit to the Beverly Hills Hotel, but discarded it.

In the 1970s, Bill Cosby acquired quaaludes from his doctor in Los Angeles.

DOLORES TROIANI: “When you got the quaaludes, was it in your mind that you were going to use these quaaludes for young women that you wanted to have sex with?”
BILL COSBY: “Yes.” — 2005–2006 Deposition

In February 1972, Roman Polanski visited Gstaad and may have raped the 15-year-old Renate Langer at his house. Langer at the time worked for a modeling agency in Munich while at high school.

In March 1972, Polanski contacted Langer to apologise for raping her in February 1972, then offered her a role in the film “Che?”, which she accepted. Langer then travelled to Rome alone to record her part, and was raped a second time by Polanski in a shared house.

In 1973, the 16-year-old “Robin M.” may have been sexually assaulted by Polanski. The day after, “Robin” informed a friend of the incident.

In 1976, Polanski visited Poland. Separarely, Polanski met Nastassja Kinski for the first time, where he would later learn her age (15-years-old) and continue to sleep with her.

The same year, Bill Cosby met with Therese Serignese for the first time at a hotel in Las Vegas, where he gave her quaaludes and a glass of water before sexually assaulting her. After this, Cosby started to send money to Serignese through the William Morris agency to prevent his wife from knowing.

“I don’t know… how many years ago are we talking about? 197[6]? … I meet Ms. Picking in Las Vegas. She meets me backstage. I give her quaaludes. We then have sex.” — Bill Cosby

In February 1977, while residing in California, Roman Polanski was hired by Vogue Hommes to photograph a number of adolescent girls. Polanski was then introduced to Samantha Gailey’s mother, Susan, as Gailey’s sister was in a relationship with a man familiar with Polanski. At the time, Gailey, then 13-years-old, had a 17-year-old boyfriend.

On February 20, 1977, in the afternoon, Polanski and Gailey attended their first photo shoot for Vogue Hommes near Gailey’s house, where Polanski took topless photographs of the 13-year-old Gailey separately to the photo shoot.

“According to published crime reports and material disclosed at preliminary hearings, the director allegedly first photographed the San Fernando Valley girl with the permission of her stepmother in February, saying it was for a French magazine.” — The New York Times

On March 10, 1977 at 04:00 PM, having returned from New York, Polanski met Gailey for indoor photographs, which led to the two initially visiting Jacqueline Bisset’s house for 15 minutes, where Polanski photographed her at the pool. After this, Polanski and Gailey visited Jack Nicholson’s house at Mulholland Drive, at a time Nicholson was away as the maid let the pair into the building. After drinking glasses of champagne, when Polanski supplied one-third of a Quaalude to Gailey, the two had sex in a jacuzzi. Anjelina Huston then knocked on the door and briefly interrupted Polanski, although he then returned to Gailey. After the event, Polanski dropped Gailey off at her house, spoke with Susan about Gailey’s asthma (which she did not have), showed the photographs (including the topless one) and then met with Robert De Niro.

“Don’t tell your mom what happened.” — Roman Polanski

Soon after, Gailey informed her mother after her sister overheard Gailey informing her boyfriend over the phone. Gailey’s mother then contacted the police.

“It was not consensual sex by any means… it was very scary and, looking back, very creepy.” — Samantha Gailey

“I’m scared and woozy, so I tell him I have asthma and to take me home. I get out, grab a towel, but he doesn’t want to take me home yet. That’s when he takes out the Quaaludes and asks me if I’ve ever had one. I lie and say yes. I take one-third. He takes what’s left and tells me to lie down for a minute. I know he wants to have sex and he is not taking no for an answer. I’m intoxicated and afraid and don’t know what to do, so I just let it happen.” — Samantha Gailey, People

On March 11, 1977, in the evening, seven police investigators and prosecutors, including Lead Detective Philip Vannatter, arrived at Beverly Wilshire Hotel, interrupted Polanski’s meeting with friends and informed him they had an arrest warrant for him for rape and that they needed to search his room. Polanski led them to his hotel room and was then caught holding Quaaludes. During the room search, the detectives collected cameras, film (which included photographs of Gailey topless and, separately, drinking campaign in the jacuzzi), slides, negatives and a vial of prescription Quaaludes.

Between March 21–27, 1977, Gailey described her rape at the hands of Polanski to Roger Gunson and two other men.

“You know, when I first met you, I promised myself I wouldn’t do anything like this with you.” — Roman Polanski

On March 24, 1977, the District Attorney brought the Polanski case to a 23-member grand jury. After 23 minutes of deliberating after the testimonies of Gailey and Susan, the grand panel indicted Polanski for six counts.

  • Rape by use of drugs
  • Furnishing drugs to a minor
  • Lewd and lascivious acts on a child under 14
  • Unlawful sexual intercourse
  • Sodomy
  • Perversion

On April 15, 1977, Polanski pleaded not guilty, which led to the case falling under Judge Laurence Rittenband.

After April 15, 1977, the mainstream media in Europe visited Gailey’s school and friends to question her history.

“The European media wanted to develop this too. They went to Samantha’s school and house, talked to her friends, trying to learn more about the girl whose allegations threatened to bring down a veritable cult figure in Europe, where Polanski was not-so-secretly dating a 15-year-old girl, Nastassja Kinski, with no public outcry, no arrest. Samantha was cast as the temptress.” — The Los Angeles Times

On July 1, 1977, California changed their sentencing laws so that people having sex with children under the age of 18 would be sentenced to 16 months to 3 years rather than 1 year to 50 years in prison.

Before August 7, 1977, plea bargaining began to avoid a trial due to Gailey’s family being concerned about further trauma to Gailey. The case was held by Judge Rittenband, and a letter was read from Gailey’s family requesting rehabilitation rather than incarceration for Polanski.

Also before August 7, 1977, Polanski was ordered to be examined by two court-appointed psychiatrists, one of whom was Dr. Alvin Davis.

On August 7, 1977, Polanski’s prosecutors announced that Polanski would plead guilty to one felony count, which Lawrence Silver agreed with due to the mainstream media wanting to turn the court case into a sensational trial, which was accepted by Judge Rittenband.

On August 8, 1977, Polanski pleaded guilty, as part of a plea bargain, in Superior Court for one felony count of unlawful sexual intercourse with Gailey.

After August 8, 1977, a probation report was requested, with an evaluation completed by Dr. Alvin Davis.

“A psychiatrist, Dr. Alvin Davis, who analyzed Polanski for the report, concluded there was ‘transient poor judgment and loss of normal inhibitions in circumstances of intimacy and collaboration in creative work, with some coincidental alcohol and drug intoxication.’ He described the ‘physical maturity and willingness and provocativeness of victim, and the lack of coercion by defendant and his solicitude concerning pregnancy.’
‘Incarceration,’ he wrote, ‘would impose an unusual degree of stress and hardship because of his highly sensitive personality…’”
[…]
“‘Possibly not since Renaissance Italy has there been such a gathering of creative minds in one locale as there has been in Los Angeles County during the past half century… while enriching the community with their presence, they have brought with them the manners and mores of their native lands which in rare instances have been at variance with those of their adoptive land.’
His conclusion: ‘It is believed that incalculable emotional damage could result from incarcerating the defendant whose own life has been a seemingly unending series of punishments.’” — The Los Angeles Times

Upon receivership of Dr. Davis’s report, Judge Rittenband ordered Polanski to undergo a 90-day psychiatric study at Chino state prison.

On September 19, 1977, a hearing for Polanki was to be held under orders by Judge Rittenband.

“I would say I’m a fugitive from injustice. Don’t forget that whatever happened I went to prison for it. People completely forgot about that. I went to prison, I did what the judge told me to do, I did what the district attorney and lawyer of the girl’s family and my lawyer agreed on in the judge’s chambers. That was supposed to be it. I was released from prison, and then the judge had his change of heart and decided to put me back for ‘an undetermined period of time.’ And only then I thought that I’ll be better here.” — Roman Polanski

“We pressed charges, and he pleaded guilty. A plea bargain was agreed to by his lawyer, my lawyer and the district attorney, and it was approved by the judge. But to our amazement, at the last minute the judge went back on his word and refused to honor the deal.
Worried that he was going to have to spend 50 years in prison — rather than just time already served — Mr. Polanski fled the country. He’s never been back, and I haven’t seen him or spoken to him since.” — Samantha Geimer

“Also in the film are Polanski’s defence attorney Douglas Dalton, and Roger Gunson, the assistant DA who was prosecuting him. Remarkably, both men agreed that justice had been undermined by the presiding judge, Laurence Rittenband. At one point in the film, Gunson describes the legal proceedings as ‘a sham’.”
[…]
“Crucially, no one in California had served jail time for a comparable offence in the previous two years, and Dalton secured an agreement with Rittenband that Polanski’s 42 days was sufficient time served. Polanski, it now appears, fled the US because it was clear that the judge had reneged on this agreement and plamnned to incarcerate him anyway.” — The Telegraph

On December 16, 1977, Polanski started to serve 42 days of a 90-day term at Chino State Prison in California for psychiatric evaluation, which was done by Philip S. Wagner.

“Standing in a pinstriped gray doublebreasted suit, the 43-year-old director of ‘Rosemary’s Baby’, and ‘Chinatown’ replied, when asked what crime he had committed, ‘I had sexual intercourse with a person not my wife, under the age of 18.’ He said he knew the girl was 13 at the time.” — The New York Times

“Polanski was released after 42 days of his 90-day term, but here the story gets complicated. Polanski had been led to believe by Rittenband that after Chino, his time behind bars would be over. However, the judge was overheard boasting at his country club that he would put Polanski away ‘for 100 years’.” — The Independent

“‘There was no evidence that the offense was in any way characterised by destructive or insensitive attitude toward the victim,’ wrote Philip S. Wagner, Chino’s chief psychiatrist. ‘Polanski’s attitude was undoubtedly seductive, but considerate. The relationship with his victim developed from an attitude of professionalism, to playful mutual eroticism… Polanski seems to have been unaware at the time that he was involving himself in a criminal offense, an isolated instance of naivete, unusual in a mature, sophisticated man.’” — The Los Angeles Times

Upon receivership of Wagner’s report, Judge Rittenband rejected it as a whitewash.

On January 30, 1978, Judge Rittenband met with Gunson and Dalton in his chambers as sentencing was scheduled for February 1, 1978, where he stated his intention for Polanski to complete his 90-day sentence at Chino and then voluntarily deport himself, or serve a longer prison time.

In February 1978, Polanski was informed by Dalton of Judge Rittenband’s suggestion about prison time, then drove to Los Angeles International Airport and fled the United States on a British Airways flight instead of facing his sentencing at a Santa Monica criminal court to avoid prison or deportation. Soon after, Polanski’s visa was revoked.

On February 14, 1978, Dalton filed a motion to disqualify Judge Rittenband due to prejudice against Polanski.

After February 14, 1978, Judge Rittenband removed himself from the Polanski case.

In 1979, Martin Amis met with Roman Polanski in Paris to interview him, first in an apartment and later in a German restaurant.

“When I was being driven to the police station from the hotel, the car radio was already talking about it. The newsmen were calling the police before I was arrested to see whether they can break the news. I couldn’t believe… I thought, you know, I was going to wake up from it. I realise, if I have killed somebody, it wouldn’t have had so much appeal to the press, you see? But… fucking, you see, and the young girls. Judges want to fuck young girls. Juries want to fuck young girls — everyone wants to fuck young girls! No, I knew then, this is going to be another big, big thing.” — Roman Polanski

“Looking 16, of course, does not entitle you to go to bed with adolescents. Despite what Polanski says — contra Polanski — not everyone wants to fuck young girls. One cannot hide behind a false universality: one cannot seek safety in numbers. Most people who do want to fuck young girls, moreover, don’t fuck young girls. Not fucking apparently willing young girls is clearly more of a challenge. But even Humbert Humbert realised that young girls don’t really know whether they are willing or not. The active paedophile is stealing childhoods. Polanski, you sense, has never even tried to understand this.” — Martin Amis

In June 1980, Polanski visited Poland.

Before March 27, 1981, Nina Darnton met with Polanski at the Victoria Hotel in Paris for an interview.

On March 27, 1981, Nina Darnton published the article “Polanski Planning to Direct ‘Amadeus On Polish Stage’” in The New York Times, where in the 14th paragraph it mentions Polanski’s guilty plea and his fugitive status.

In 1982, Janice Dickinson was sexually assaulted in her hotel room in Lake Tahoe by Bill Cosby after he provided her with a pillhe claimed would help with menstrual cramps.

“Here was America’s Dad on top of me. A happily married man with five children, on top of me.” — Janice Dickinson

The same year, Anthony Lysette met Harvey Weinstein for the first time as she starred in Krull.

On October 31, 1982, Robert Lindsey published the article “PERVASIVE USE OF COCAINE IS REPORTED IN HOLLYWOOD” in The New York Times, which suggested that William Morgan Hetrick was a major supplier of cocaine, and that Robert Evans had been charged with possession of illegal drugs.

“Police investigators in Los Angeles contend that cocaine and other drugs are sold routinely on many film and television production sets. Drug dealers, some of them riding in chauffeured limousines, make regular rounds to the homes of executives, performers and technicians in the film, television and rock music industries, some of whom are spending as much as $1 million a year on cocaine.” — The New York Times

In 1984, Polanski published his memoir, “Roman by Polanski”, which named Geimer under the alias of Sandra, where he claimed it was consensual and that Sandra was previously affiliated with drugs and sex.

“And most important, he will soon start directing ‘Death and the Maiden,’ based on Ariel Dorfman’s play set in a fictional country much like Chile. The story centers around a woman who wants her husband to help her take revenge on a doctor who she says once tortured her. When Anjelica Huston signed on to play the woman, the casting added one small, inscrutable twist to Mr. Polanski’s dramatic life story.
In his 1984 autobiography, ‘Roman by Polanski,’ he writes that he was charged with rape only because Ms. Huston testified against him. He has always said that what occurred at Jack Nicholson’s house that day was not a rape but a willing seduction of an experienced teenager. According to the autobiography, when the Los Angeles Police later searched the house they found some cocaine in Ms. Huston’s purse and agreed not to file charges against her if she would testify that she had seen Mr. Polanski in the house. Doesn’t he have any hard feelings about that? ‘Well she was sort of forced into that position,’ he said, and gave a slyly ambiguous laugh. ‘I wouldn’t say coerced.’” — The New York Times

The same year, during the production of “Playing For Keeps”, Harvey Weinstein requested a female crew member to visit his hotel room, where he sexually abused her, leading to her informing Alan Brewer and another crew member of the incident — she declined to file a police report at Alan’s urging.

In 1985, Fleiss and a friend attended a party at a mansion in Beverly Hills and then met Bernie Cornfeld, which led to a 4-year affair.

In 1986, Jeff Berg, chairman of ICM, reached out to District Attorney Ira Reiner and requested a review of Polanski’s legal status in an attempt to prevent jail time. District Attorney Reiner requested Berg to request a review through an attorney, and Berg had Arthur Groman of Mitchell, Silberberg & Knupp reach out to Reiner. District Attorney Reiner agreed to have staff conduct a review of Polanski’s legal status.

The same year, Chelan Lasha (17-years-old) was invited by Bill Cosby to meet him in his suite at the Las Vegas Hilton for Cosby to advise her on her modelling career. In the suite, Cosby gave Lasha a pill and alcohol, then sexually assaulted her.

Also the same year, Polanski met with Emanuelle Seigner for the first time when she was 18-years-old.

Also the same year, Anthony Rapp met Kevin Spacey at a celebratory event for the productions of the broadway shows “Precious Sons” and “Long Day’s Journey Into Night”, with Rapp being invited by a 17-year-old friend. Spacey then invited Rapp and Rapp’s friend to the nightclub Limelight, where Spacey invited Rapp to a party in his apartment in Manhattan a few nights after. Rapp then attended Spacey’s party, and stayed in the bedroom out of boredom and not knowing anybody, only for Spacey — possibly drunk — to climb on top of Rapp and attempt to seduce him.

Before March 28, 1986, which was the release of the film Lucas, Corey Haim was violated by an adult male on the set.

“Haim started to confide in me, about some intensely personal stuff, very quickly… within hours of our first meeting, we found ourselves talking about Lucas, the film he made in the summer of 1985, the role I had wanted for myself. At some point during the filming, he explained, an adult male convinced him that it was perfectly normal for older men and younger boys in the business to have sexual relations, that it was what all the ‘guys do’. So, they walked off to a secluded area between two trailers, during a lunch break for the cast and crew, and Haim, innocent and ambitious as he was, allowed himself to be sodomised.” — Corey Feldman

After March 28, 1986, Corey Feldman hired an older assistant, who performed oral sex on Feldman after having him take a cocktail of pills.

After December 17, 1986, Howard Weitzman reached out to Polanski to offer his assistance

On September 10, 1987, nine men were charged with child pornography offences after a 2-year, 6-state investigation, which included Robert Villard, an agent for child actors.

Before November 22, 1987, friends of Polanski started to work the scenes in an attempt to allow Polanski to return to the United States. Polanski also acquired a Hollywood agent and finished filming the movie “Frantic” for Warner Bros.

“MUCH later, and back in the United States, Harrison Ford mulls the question that so many of Polanski’s Hollywood friends — Jack Nicholson, Robert Evans, Warren Beatty, Dustin Hoffman — have periodically debated over the last 10 years: Is America ready for Polanski again?” — The Los Angeles Times

“I would certainly like to see him back. But I think Roman would have to make expressions of remorse. And somehow you like him a lot better for not being remorseful. He’s not defiant. But he’s not remorseful.” — Harrison Ford

Also before November 22, 1987, Michael Cieply met with Polanski at a restaurant in Paris for an interview. One evening, Cieply, Polanski, Emmanuelle Seigner and Paul Rassam toasted to Michael Cimino during a dinner.

On November 22, 1987, Michael Cieply published the article “In Exile: It’s Been 10 Years Since Roman Polanski Set Foot in Hollywood. Now He Has a New Movie — and Friends Are Quietly Trying to Arrange His Return to Los Angeles” in Los Angeles Times.

“In real life, Seigner — a teenage model, a former street mime and the granddaughter of Louis Seigner, a famous actor with the Comedie Francaise — has been Polanski’s lover for at least two years.
She is as exotically beautiful as was the 18-year-old Nastassia Kinski when Polanski, then Kinski’s lover, cast her in the title role of ‘Tess.’ Seigner’s English is weak, and she has never had a major film role, although she appeared in Jean-Luc Godard’s ‘Detective’ in 1985.” — The Los Angeles Times

“Polanski has always had a penchant for beautiful, young — often teenage — girls; he doesn’t bother denying it. There was his first wife, the Polish actress Barbara Kwiatkowska, who was a teen when they married; his second, the American actress Sharon Tate; a teenage Nastassia Kinski; his third and current wife, Seigner, whom he met when she was 18 and he was 52; and countless other adolescent conquests. He writes in his autobiography, rather casually: ‘It was now that Kathy, Madeleine, Sylvia and others whose names I forget played a fleeting but therapeutic role in my life. They were all between 16 and 19 years old, schoolgirls no longer but not yet worldly-wise women with professional or marital ambitions…’ He picked them up from a finishing school in Gstaad, Switzerland. ‘Sometimes, while waiting at the wheel with the engine idling for warmth’s sake, I would wonder what the hell I was doing there.’” — The Washington Post

In 1988, due to an argument between Fleiss and Cornfeld, Fleiss returned to Los Angeles and attended a party at Helena’s, where she met Ivan Nagy, which led to a relationship between the two.

On December 31, 1988, Gailey filed a civil damages suit against Polanski at a Santa Monica courthouse titled “Jane Doe vs. R. Rpolanski”. This led to Gailey acquiring a photograph of herself taken by Polanski and an agreement that Polanski would pay $500,000.00 plus interest, but Gailey would later have difficulty collecting the monies.

  • Sexual assault and battery
  • Intentional infliction of emotional distress
  • Negligent infliction of emotional distress
  • False imprisonment

In 1989, Fleiss and Cornfeld ended their relationship.

The same year, Elizabeth “Madam Alex” Adams met Heidi Fleiss for the first time, which led to a working relationship where Fleiss acted as an assistant. At some point, Adams introduced Fleiss to Anthony Brooklier.

“Nagy, Fleiss said, introduced her to Adams, the Beverly Hills Madam. But Nagy remembers it differently. The day he told Madam Alex about his new love, he got a surprise.
‘She said, ‘yes, she is working for me,’’ Nagy said.” — The Washington Post

“They were a match. ‘She has always been a sparring partner,’ recalls Nagy. Yet in 1989, Heidi claims, Nagy sold her to Elizabeth Adams, known as Madam Alex, then the most powerful madam in L.A., in order to settle a $450 gambling debt. Nagy denies this vehemently. ‘Obviously, I didn’t want her to work,’ he says, ‘ and the last thing I wanted to do was sell her to Alex.’
‘That was his job,’ maintains Heidi. ‘He’d sell people to Alex. Alex had him collect money. Scare girls. Do errands. For this, she’d get him laid. And pay him too.’ A month before she turned 23, Heidi says, Alex and Nagy sent her out on her first ‘date.’ ‘I got fucked up on drugs,’ she recalls, ‘cocaine and quaaludes. And they talked me into having sex with an Arab at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, for $5,000. He was so nice. He paid me in traveler’s checks and I gave $2,000 to Ivan. I wasn’t scared because I was fucked up.’” — Vanity Fair

In 1990, Harvey Weinstein settled a sexual harassment lawsuit with an assistant in New York.

The same year, Anthony Rapp informed his boyfriend at the time about Spacey’s interactions with him in 1986.

Also the same year, Sophie Dix was cast in a film with Colin Firth, “The Hour of the Pig”, when Weinstein invited Dix to his hotel room after an initial meeting prior at the restaurant Joe Allen. Weinstein then pushed Dix onto his hotel room bed, which led to Dix attempting to flee the room, only for the door to be blocked by Weinstein masturbating. Dix eventually fled the hotel room, and later informed her family, friends and colleagues of the incident. Weinstein later contacted her months later and informed her to stop talking about the incident.

“As soon as I was in there, I realised it was a terrible mistake. I got to the hotel room, I remember talk of a massage and I thought that was pretty gross. I think he showed me his big back and I found that pretty horrid. Then before I knew it, he started trying to pull my clothes off and pin me down and I just kept saying, ‘no, no, no’. But he was really forceful. I remember him pulling at my trousers and stuff and looming over me and I just sort of — I am a big, strong girl and I bolted… ran for the bathroom and locked the door. I was in there for a while, I think. He went very quiet. After a while I remember opening the door and seeing him just there facing the door, masturbating, so I quickly closed the door again and locked it. Then when I heard room service come to the door, I just ran.” — Sophie Dix

Also the same year, Jody Diane “Babydol” Gibson started her own illegal escort service in Los Angeles.

On or around December 25, 1990, Weinstein contacted Dix and apologised for the hotel room incident, suggested he was turning over a new leaf and offered her reimbursement of some form for it, which was declined.

In the 1990s, Kim Masters met Harvey Weinstein for the first time during a lunch, where she mentioned the rumours about him raping women.

Also in the 1990s, Harvey Weinstein became friends with Fabrizio Lombardo, and the two started to attend the Cannes Film Festival together from 1995 onward.

In the early 1990s, before October 21, 1994, Rosanna Arquette met with Harvey Weinstein in his hotel room at the Beverly Hills Hotel to collect a script, instead of the original setting of a dinner, where Weinstein wore a bathrobe and requested Arquette to give him a massage. Arquette declined only for Weinstein to force her hand onto his visible penis.

In 1991, Chad Shackley and Marc Collins-Rector founded the organisation Concentric Research.

The same year, Heidi Fleiss started to become involved in running her own prostitution business with Ivan Nagy based out of a cottage in Hollywood, having learned from Elizabeth Adams. Fleiss then ended her relationship with Nagy. Nagy responded with harassing phone calls, to which Fleiss contacted Michael Nathanson. At some stage, Fleiss hired both Claudia Carnesella (girlfriend of Art Natoli) and Samantha Burdette.

“According to a law enforcement affidavit, the prostitutes charged customers $1,500, and Fleiss received 40 percent. Women who said they worked for Fleiss said they were paid not only in cash, but also by checks, some of them drawn on real estate and movie production companies.” — The Washington Post

“Police said Fleiss, 27, has catered to a wide Hollywood clientele. The Times reported Sunday that she socialised with a number of celebrities, including rock star Billy Idol, producer Robert Evans and actress Victoria Sellers. Gossip columns reported recently that an unidentified executive at a major studio may have used movie development funds to procure prostitutes.” — The Los Angeles Times

Also the same year, Brandi McClain was introduced to the Fleiss operation through a friend she ran with in Central Park in New York, receiving Fleiss’s telephone number. A few months later, McClain contacted Fleiss over the telephone, and one month later, spent time in Las Vegas entertaining a wealthy man.

“She rarely got sent to the biggest spenders — the Middle Eastern dignitaries — because she was deemed ‘too skinny,’ she said. But she was suitable for the next tier.
‘There were kids of celebrities, celebrity kids, trust fund babies, one [European] billionaire,’ she said. Most often, her clients were younger business types who would introduce her as their girlfriend, or assistant or, simply, a friend. She discovered she had a talent for massaging their egos. She acted as if each home were a mansion, each gold record or Oscar a chunk of the crown jewels, each trick a one time adventure.” — The Los Angeles Times

Also the same year, Harvey Weinstein started to request massages from an employee at The Weinstein Company, Laura Madden, while they visited hotels in Dublin and London. Madden later informed Karen Katz about the incidents with Weinstein.

In 1992, David Gritten had lunch with Roman Polanski during his shooting of “Bitter Moon”.

The same year, Harvey Weinstein may have committed a sexual assault on a woman in West London.

The same year, an alleged sexual incident occurred in West Hollywood involving a man and Kevin Spacey.

Also the same year, Anthony Rapp informed Erin Quill about Spacey’s interactions with him in 1986.

Also the same year, Fleiss’s father purchased a home from Michael Douglas in Benedict Canyon, which Fleiss and Victoria Sellers proceeded to reside within, as did Brandi McClain as a live-in assistant. Fleiss then frequented bars, including Jack Nicholson’s Monkey Bar and Mortons, and spent time with people such as Elliot Mintz.

“She knows major, major people. But I never asked what was going on in that, um, other part of her life. I figured that was her private thing.” — Victoria Sellers

“Sheen’s rather Rockwellesque fantasy was cheerleaders. He’d have Brandi or Susi or another cute little blonde dress up in a cheerleader outfit and pretend she had a big game the next day. The girls often fell in love with him — Brandi would write out ‘Brandi Sheen’ over and over again.” — Vanity Fair

“[Judy Geller] said Fleiss told her she was making $60,000 a month in 1992 from her 20 high-priced call girls. In 1992, Fleiss listed income of $33,000 on her federal income tax return, which prosecutors say was fraudulent.” — The Associated Press

Also the same year, Dylan Farrow was sexually abused by Woody Allen in her family home.

“What’s your favorite Woody Allen movie? Before you answer, you should know: when I was seven years old, Woody Allen took me by the hand and led me into a dim, closet-like attic on the second floor of our house. He told me to lay on my stomach and play with my brother’s electric train set. Then he sexually assaulted me. He talked to me while he did it, whispering that I was a good girl, that this was our secret, promising that we’d go to Paris and I’d be a star in his movies. I remember staring at that toy train, focusing on it as it traveled in its circle around the attic. To this day, I find it difficult to look at toy trains.” — Dylan Farrow

Also the same year, Jody “Babydol” Gibson released a series of billboards across West Hollywood’s Sunset Strip to advertise her song, “Good Girls Go to Heaven, Bad Girls Go Anywhere”. At some point due to the failure of the song, Gibson created the website California Dreamin’ and started to run an illegal escort service from a San Fernando Valley hotel.

At some stage in 1992, a woman who worked at Rainbow Bar & Grill was introduced to Fleiss through a regular. Fleiss then invited the woman to reside in her Benedict Canyon house. The woman visited Paris for a week with an Arab prince, then later recorded herself providing a tour of Fleiss’s house dressed in an Azzedine Alaia catsuit with another woman. The woman also met Vince Conti, who introduced her to a former California politician.

“‘It was exciting,’ she smiled, tucking her legs up under her dress. ‘It was me and one other girl. We went to Paris for a week with an Arab prince who took us shopping at Chanel.’ A real estate heir gave her $4,000 to spend the night. A Hong Kong businessman made her his mistress for a year. A movie producer took her to a Christmas party and introduced her as a member of his bowling team.” — The Los Angeles Times

Between 1992–1993, Reese Witherspoon was sexually assaulted by the director of a movie, which she remained silent about due to pressure from agents and producers.

In the spring of 1992, Fleiss and Victoria ran the club On the Rox located on Sunset Boulevard, which was owned by Lou Adler, and regularly attended by Judd Nelson, Sean Penn, Charlie Sheen, Billy Idol and the people from 90210.

At some stage separately, Fleiss apparently acquired a sex video of Charlie Sheen, and also acquired Shannen Doherty as a client. Fleiss also sent girls to members of the Bush Administration and the Clinton Administration, and Steve Roth became a client.

“He’s sitting there high, and two of the girls start kissing him… you can imagine the rest.” — Heidi Fleiss

“I’d say to Susie, ‘Who did I send you to in Washington? Which Senator was it?’ She would say, ‘I don’t know… he had grey hair… I can’t remember.’ I guess I should have asked the girls more questions.” — Heidi Fleiss

In August 1992, John H. Richardson wrote a story about Heidi Fleiss for Premiere but editors chose not to publish the story.

Between August 15, 1992 — August 15, 1993, Natasha Henstridge visited Brett Ratner in his apartment in New York, where she later attempted to leave only for him to allegedly block her exit, touch himself and forced her to perform oral sex.

“He strong-armed me in a real way. He physically forced himself on me. At some point, I gave in and he did his thing.” — Natasha Henstridge

In December 1992, Jeffrey Wells at Entertainment Weekly was leaked reports about Fleiss, only to then be contacted by Bert Fields threatening legal action in the event Columbia Pictures or Michael Nathanson were mentioned in his stories.

The same month, Captain Glenn Ackerman was placed in charge of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Administrative Vice Division, where Heidi Fleiss was considered a priority target.

On December 14, 1992, Shawn Hubler published an article in The Los Angeles Times which detailed the theft of jewels belonging to Madam Alex, which quoted anonymously Fleiss and was about one of her former employees, where Fleiss bragged about her business.

After December 14, 1992, the Los Angeles Police Department became more interested in the Fleiss case after reading The Los Angeles Times article published on December 14 as they felt insulted.

Also after December 14, 1992, Art Natoli informed Captain Ackerman about Claudia Carnesella’s involvement in the Fleiss operation.

On December 25, 1992, a woman, another woman named “Desiree” and the woman’s friend recorded a happy holiday video with Charlie Sheen while in Malibu Lake.

By the end of 1992, Fleiss may or may not have been in a relationship with James Caan.

In 1993, Kay Kendall met Weinstein at the home of William Styron in Massachusetts, where Weinstein offered to help Kay’s daughter, Katherine, to enter acting. One week later, Katherine met Weinstein at his office, where she was invited to his apartment. Upon arriving in Weinstein’s apartment, Weinstein stripped naked and requested a massage from Katherine. Katherine lied that she had a boyfriend and, forced to bring Weinstein along with her, entered a bar and convinced the bartender to pretend he was her boyfriend.

The same year, Deborah J. Palfrey, under the alias of “Jeane”, opened the business Pamela Martin and Associates.

Between 1993–1994, Reese Witherspoon was sexually assaulted by a director, and was coerced to remain silent by agents and producers.

“[I feel] true disgust at the director who assaulted me when I was 16 years old and anger at the agents and the producers who made me feel that silence was a condition of my employment. And I wish that I could tell you that was an isolated incident in my career, but sadly it wasn’t. I’ve had multiple experiences of harassment and sexual assault and I don’t speak about them very often.” — Reese Witherspoon

Before January 20, 1993, Heidi Fleiss received an engraved invitation to an inaugural ball for future President Bill Clinton.

In February 1993, the judges at the 2nd District Court of Appeal discussed the “Jane Doe vs. R. Rpolanski” case, Polanski’s use of the 5th Amendment and evidence of Polanski’s oppressive conduct.

The same month, the Los Angeles Police Department’s Vice Department started to investigate Heidi Fleiss.

At some stage, Fleiss’s phone conversations were tapped and recorded by an unknown source, and Dan Hanks, an informant for the Federal Bureau of Investigation, acquired tapes of the recordings. The recordings may have included phone sex and, separately, Robert Evans’ concerns about Stanley Jaffe and Evans’ contract with Paramount Communications, and an already-completed plan between him and Fleiss where they introduced Bob Jaffe to a call girl in London for a week in order to blackmail Stanley.

“Michelle would ask me to do background checks on potentail clients and girls, which I did in order to find out more about her. I don’t know that Mickey Rourke was a client, Michelle may have just wanted him as one.” — Dan Hanks

On April 6, 1993, Detective Sammy Lee — posing as Niko Akai — met with Fleiss at the Rangoon Racquet Club to arrange entertainment for fake clients.

On May 31, 1993, Fleiss and Nagy met with each other at the Marriot.

At the end of summer in 1993, Victoria Sellers was involved in a car accident, which led to drugs and a gun being found in her vehicle.

On June 7, 1993, Detective Lee contacted Fleiss to arrange a meeting at the Beverly Hilton, which occurred and led to Fleiss introducing Detective Lee to Samantha Burdette (who previously resided with John Casablancas and Axl Rose). Detective Lee and Burdette met during the evening, whee he paid $1,500.00 and then cancelled.

On June 8, 1993, in the night, Detective Lee contacted Fleiss and requested three girls and two-eighths of an ounce of cocaine, while separately Charlie Sheen contacted Fleiss for cocaine, and another client requested Mandrax.

On June 9, 1993, Heidi Fless was arrested in a sting operation conducted by the Los Angeles Police Department, the Beverly Hills Police Department and the United States Department of Justice, where she was charged with pandering, pimping and narcotics possession. A search warrant was also granted, which led to the seizure of 13 grams of cocaine, a traveler’s check signed by Charlie Sheen and Fleiss’s red Gucci notebooks. Four other women were arrested during the sting operation at the Hilton by undercover cops posing as Japanese businessmen, including Brandi McClain.

“In fact, a number of journalists had at least as much information about Fleiss as the authorities did, but many were deterred from publishing it — some for lack of hard evidence, others from external and internal pressure.” — Entertainment Weekly

At some stage, Judy Geller was arrested and convicted for possession of cocaine for sale.

Around this time, Jody “Babydol” Gibson had been linked to the prostitution circuit under the pseudonym “Sasha” as Fleiss attempted to have her arrested.

Between June 9–13, 1993, Fleiss received telephone calls from four major producers (with one call recorded by Fleiss) and six well-known actors directly to express their sorrow over her arrest, and eight executives reaching out to her through friends on their behalf, while Matt Tabak offered funds and a 30-day option to write her story. Elliot Mintz had a short conversation with Fleiss.

In mid-July 1993, The Hollywood Reporter initially started to write a story on Fleiss and Hollywood but then chose not to publish.

On July 15, 1993, Michael Nathanson threatened to sue two journalists at The Hollywood Reporter.

Between July 19–25, 1993, Columbia Pictures started to investigate internally whether company funds were being used for drugs and prostitutes.

After July 23, 1993, Eliza Dushku filmed the movie “True Lies” in Miami, where she was allegedly sexually molested by Joel Kramer in a hotel room in Miami. Dushku then informed an older brother, her parents (Sue Booth-Forbes was Dushku’s legal guardian and Judith Ann Rasmussen was Dushku’s mother) and two adult friends, JoAnne Colonna (Dushku’s agent for 3 years at the time) and Peter Conti, about the incident. Dushku later suffered an injury on set, where her ribs were broken. Colonna contacted Rae Sanchini to discuss Kramer’s misconduct with Dushku while filming happened in Miami. When production was moved to Los Angeles, Dushku informed Colonna of Kramer’s actions. Colonna reached out to Mali Finn about Dushku’s situation.

“I remember, so clearly 25 years later, how Joel Kramer made me feel special, how he methodically built my and my parents’ trust, for months grooming me; exactly how he lured me to his Miami hotel room with a promise to my parent that he would tkae me for a swim at the stunt crew’s hotel pool and for my first sushi meal thereafter. I remember vividly how he methodically drew the shades and turned down the lights; how he cranked up the air-conditioning to what felt like freezing levels, where exactly he placed me on one of the two hotel room beds, what movie he put on the television (Coneheads); how he disappeared in the bathroom and emerged, naked, bearing nothing but a small hand towel held flimsy at his mid-section. I remember what I was wearing (my favourite white denim shorts, thankfully, secured enough for me to keep on). I remember how he laid me down on the bed, wrapped me with his gigantic writhing body, and rubbed all over me. He spoke these words: ‘You’re not going to sleep on me now sweetie, stop pretending you’re sleeping,’ as he rubbed harder and faster against my catatonic body. When he was ‘finished’, he suggested, ‘I think we should be careful…,’ [about telling anyone] he meant. I was 12, he was 36.” — Eliza Dushku

“These allegations are entirely untrue. While filming True Lies, I treated Ms. Dushku with respect and was protective of her safety and welfare as is appropriate to my position as a stunt coordinator. A film crew is like a family, and Eliza was always treated and protected as a member of the family. I never behaved in any way inappropriately with her. I was never in a position where I was alone with her and even while working with her on set, her female stunt double was always there to help her into her harness, offer support and ensure her wellbeing. I did not ‘lure her to my hotel room’. I understand the culture in Hollywood has been historically unfair to women and I applaud and support women who are standing up and pointing out these injustices. It is unfortunate, however, that this new culture allows a person to destroy the life and livelihood of a person with false accusations.” — Joel Kramer

“I found out about it a few weeks after it happened. Eliza confided in me. As far as I know I was the only man she told. Her agent contacted the female producer several times and nothing happened. I confronted the pedophile at the opening of TL and security got in the way. I thought for sure me and the scumbag would meet again, unfortunately we haven’t yet.” — Peter Conti

On August 1, 1993, The Los Angeles Times published an article written by Shawn Hubler and James Bates about Heidi Fleiss titled “MADAM TO THE STARS?”.

On August 3, 1993, a number of executives from Sony Pictures and Columbia Pictures, including Peter Guber, Alan Levine and Sidney Ganis, met at a Bel-Air Hotel.

The same day, Michael Nathanson released a statement through attorney Howard Weitzman that he had zero business dealings with Fleiss.

On August 4, 1993, at 11:30 A.M., Ivan Nagy and Julie Conaster were arrested at a coffee shop, while Tomasina Esformes and Alisha Radke were arrested at another location by the Los Angeles Police Department for pandering and running two different prostitution rings of 15–20 girls and 30-to-40 girls respectively, which led to a search of Nagy’s property and the recovery of a list of substantial names.

The same day, Fleiss celebrated Nagy’s arrest with half a dozen friends for an hour and a half.

Also the same day, Columbia Pictures was revealed to be replacing Michael Nathanson with Lisa Henson.

On August 6, 1993, Nagy leaked a copy of Fleiss’s black book to New York Daily News, which revealed Barry Josephson’s telephone number.

“All these egos, all these actors, all these executives that are running around — I’ve got all the information in my head. It’ll come out when the time is right and when the price is right.” — Heidi Fleiss

“Barry and Michael were fall guys. Big time. They were both innocent. But they were practically the only ones who were. And not just at Columbia. At every studio.” — Heidi Fleiss

On August 16, 1993, Heidi Fleiss pleaded not guilty in Municipal Court and was then released with a $100,000.00 bail.

Before August 20, 1993, Heidi Fleiss was interviewed by Nikki Finke for Details.

On August 20, 1993, Bernard Weinraub published the article “Heidi Talks Heidi, And Hollywood Listens Closely” in The New York Times.

“You know, it’s all out of jealousy. The truth is, people in this town have been in this business their entire lives. It took me one year and I did it.” — Heidi Fleiss

“What has shaken Hollywood, which is certainly accustomed to scandal but now pretends to be just a family town, is the possibility that Ms. Fleiss’s clientele may have included film moguls and stars. And she is beginning to talk about it. Connie Chung, Barbara Walters, book publishers, supermarket tabloids, you name it, have sought her out.” — The New York Times

The same day, Dana Kennedy, with contributions from Pat H. Broeske, Jeff Gordinier, Heidi Siegmund, Ann Thompson and Jeffrey Wells, published the article “Heidi Fleiss’ Hollywood sex scandal” in Entertainment Weekly.

On October 12, 1993, Polanski settled out of court with Geimer for a total of £500,000.00.

Before the end of 1993, Victoria Sellers returned to Fleiss’s house after being beaten by one of her boyfriends.

In November 1993, Vince Conti was sentenced to 3 years imprisonment for felony pandering.

Before November 17, 1993, Caryn James met with Roman Polanski at Chez Edgard in Paris for an interview.

“As he talks pleasantly he can seem astonishingly ordinary, this man with slightly graying hair and sharp blue-gray eyes. He discusses his marriage to the 27-year-old actress Emmanuelle Seigner and the ‘pure joy’ of their 9-month-old daughter, Morgane. But then he can say of his legal problems, ‘Oh, I knew she was 14,’ with such utter coolness that he seems unfathomable.” — The New York Times

On November 17, 1993, Caryn James published the article “AT LUNCH WITH: Roman Polanski; A Life in Exile From America, From Memory” in The New York Times.

On November 25, 1993, Fleiss, Victoria, Carnesella and Kelly Lange had Thanksgiving dinner together.

On December 13, 1993, Shawn Hubler published the article “Fleiss Case Open Window on World of L.A. Call Girls: Prostitution: Three women talk of easy money made from the rich. And of the loneliness they often feel.” in The Los Angeles Times.

“She is 23, and since her friend, Heidi Fleiss, got arrested, life has overflowed with drama and possibility. Police have interrogated her. Reporters have dogged her. Fleiss’ enemies have hounded her from her plush townhouse on the Westside. When she called her parents to explain why the woman she had introduced as her ‘agent’ was on the cover of People as ‘sex broker to the stars,’ her mom refused to come to the phone.” — The Los Angeles Times

In 1994, Ed Buck met Timothy Dean for the first time.

The same year, Sharon Waxman found a woman who had reached a settlement with Harvey Weinstein, where they met in London, only for the woman to not speak at all.

By February 1, 1994, Fleiss was being advised by private investigator Antony Pellicano.

On February 1, 1994, Lynn Hirschberg published the article “Heidi Does Hollywood” in Vanity Fair, which featured an interview with Fleiss at a time where her friends, Jesse Fleiss, Nance Mitchell and Paul Fegen (and possibly Susie Sterling) were dotted around her property. At the same time, CNN recorded a segment on Fleiss’s underwear line.

“A lot of people are afraid of me. And they should be. Leaders of countries called me and asked for sex. You look at any picture of a politician with some girls around him and at least three of them will be mine… if I really came out and talked I could have stopped NAFTA.” — Heidi Fleiss

Before April 16, 1994, Sharon Waxman met with Roman Polanski at Fouquet’s in Paris for an interview, where Polanski’s name was engraved in the entrance.

On April 16, 1994, Sharon Waxman published the article “ROMAN POLANSKI’S PASSIONS” in The Washington Post.

In September 1994, Fleiss was arrested as she had used stimulants and depressants, which was recognised during a probationary drug test.

After September 1994, Nick Broomfield visited Fleiss’s home as part of his upcoming documentary.

On November 29, 1994, the jury started to deliberate on the Fleiss case in the Los Angeles Supreme Court.

On December 2, 1994, Heidi Fleiss was convicted on three counts of pandering with a sentence of up to 9 years in prison, and innocent of supplying cocaine to an undercover police officer. Fleiss then posted bail at $75,000.00.

In or around 1995, Michelle Braun’s prostitution ring business became more popular due to the arrest of Heidi Fleiss.

In 1995, Jonathan Romney met with and interviewed Roman Polanski in Paris.

Presumably in the same year, Thandie Newton, as a teenager, attended a second interview, where the director of a film requested for Thandie to spread her legs as a camera was pointed at the exact position needed to see upskirt.

On May 25, 1995, Heidi Fleiss was sentenced to a minimum of 3 years imprisonment.

Between July 10–16, 1995, Elizabeth Adams passed away.

On July 12, 1995, Judy Geller, a former employee of Fleiss’s, stated that her clients included Charlie Sheen and Sidney Shlenker.

On July 15, 1995, Charlie Sheen provided testimony in the Fleiss case.

Between September 7–16, 1995, Mira Sorvino attended the Toronto International Film Festival to promote the film “Mighty Aphrodite”, where she met with Weinstein in a hotel room. Weinstein then massaged Sorvino’s shoulders, where she forced him off and left the room.

A few weeks after September 16, 1995, Weinstein contacted Sorvino via telephone to discuss marketing ideas for “Mighty Aphrodite” and then announced he would visit her home directly, ignoring Sorvino’s invitation to meet at an all-night diner. Sorvino then contacted a friend to pose as a boyfriend, but he failed to arrive in time. Sorvino informed Weinstein that her boyfriend was arriving and he then left.

In December 1995, Lawrence Silver made a court filing over Polanski’s out of court settlement to Geimer, where he stated that Polanski had failed to pay the sum or interest as he had to pay by October 11, 1995.

By the end of 1995, Nick Broomfield released his documentary, “Heidi Fleiss Hollywood Madam”.

In 1996, a man was allegedly sexually assaulted by Kevin Spacey in Westminster.

By August 1996, Polanski still owed £378,000.00 ($604,000.00) to Geimer from the out of court settlement made in October 1993.

In 1997, Geimer appeared on “Inside Edition” and discussed Polanski’s actions.

The same year, Ashley Judd recorded the film “Kiss the Girls”, when Harvey Weinstein lured her into a hotel room at the Peninsula Hotel in Beverly Hills and attempted to have Judd massage him or watch him in the shower. Judd later informed her mother, Naomi Judd, of the incident.

“I said no, a lot of ways, a lot of times, and he always came back at me with some new ask. It was all this bargaining, this coercive bargaining.” — Ashley Judd

In 1997, Asia Argento was invited to a Miramax party at the Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on the French Riviera by one of Weinstein’s producers, Fabrizio Lombardo, who later allegedly led Argento to a hotel room with Weinstein in the evening. Weinstein later left and returned to the hotel room in a bathrobe and requested for Argento to give him a massage, which she did, when Weinstein forcibly performed oral sex on her. For a few months afterward, Weinstein contacted Argento repeatedly, which led to further dinners and being introduced to Argento’s mother, followed by a consensual five year affair.

“He asks me to give a massage. I was, like, ‘Look, man, I am no fucking fool’. But, looking back, I am a fucking fool. And I am still trying to come to grips with what happened.” — Asia Argento

Potentially the same year, Michelle Braun, then aged 19-years-old, opened a website, NicisGirls, to introduce wealthy people to girls in order to legal loophole her way into running a prostitution business. At some stage, Charlie Sheen answered an ad from the website and hired four girls with a $20,000.00 cheque, which he paid in person to Braun when she arrived with the girls. At some stage, Braun also acquired Tiger Woods as a client.

“She also fronted ‘Nici’s Girls’ where men had to pay a £1,000 membership fee just to look at the girls’ photos on the internet.” — The Telegraph

“All of these guys who’d never been with a beautiful woman in their life could all of a sudden go out there and bang whomever they wanted. One night, this dweeby dot-com millionaire told Braun he wanted to party with the [Playboy] Playmate of the Year. He said, ‘I’ll pay $100,000 to spend an evening with one’. So Michelle calls a Playmate she knows and says there’s a guy who’ll pay $50,000 to spend an evening with you.’ The girl says sure. So Braun goes back to the dot-com suit, she tells him, ‘she’ll do it, but only for a quarter million’. And he pays it. In a single fucking night, she made $200,000.” — Danno Portley-Hanks

In early 1997, Rose McGowan attended the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, UT for a screening of her film, “Going All the Way”. At the Festival, McGowan was told by her manager, Jill Messick, to meet Weinstein at a restaurant at the Stein Eriksen Lodge at 10:00 A.M.

At 10:00 A.M., a waiter redirected McGowan from the restaurant to Weinstein’s suite at the Stein Eriksen Lodge, where after a business meeting, Weinstein noted there was a hot tub in the room and then sexually assaulted her. After this, McGowan informed Messick of the encounter, had a conversation with Affleck and then attended a press conference.

“She declined to share the details of the encounter. ‘That’s my story to tell,’ she said emphatically. But she said that she walked out of the hotel suite and directly into a press event. She remembers fighting back tears, and the conversation with Mr. Affleck. She said she told Ms. Messick, then of Addis-Wechsler & Associates, what had occurred. ‘She held me,’ Ms. McGowan said. ‘She put her arms around me.’” — The New York Times

“In an email to Mr. Weinstein regarding the encounter, Jill Messick says the following, ‘When we met up the following day, she hesitantly told me of her own accord that during the meeting that night before she had gotten into a hot tub with Mr. Weinstein. She was very clear about the fact that getting into that hot tub was something that she did consensually and that in hindsight it was also something that she regretted having done.’
Ben Affleck expressed the following in an email to Mr. Weinstein, ‘She never told me nor did I ever infer that she was attacked by anyone. Any accounts to the contrary are false. I have no knowledge about anything Rose did or claimed to have done.’” — Deadline

After the incident, McGowan engaged in several calls with Messick and her assistant, Anne Woodward as she did not want to settle with Weinstein, and met with a sexual harrassment lawyer who dismissed McGowan’s case. Messick requested Nick Wechsler and Keith Addis to confront Weinstein with McGowan’s claims of assault, to which Weinstein said he would seek psychiatrist help.

Three days after the sexual assault in the hot tub, McGowan was contacted by Weinstein via telephone who then claimed to be having a relationship with Gwyneth Paltrow.

McGowan settled with Weinstein for $100,000.00, having been raised from $25,000.00. A few months later, Messick was hired as Vice President For Development at Miramax.

In early 1997, Douglas Dalton and Roger Gunson re-presented their Polanski case to Judge Larry Paul Fidler, who requested for the proceedings to be televised in exchange for no custody of Polanski. Polanski declined.

On April 2, 1997, over twelve extras arrived for a scene to be filmed at the gymnasium at Altadena’s Elliot Middle School for Bryan Singer’s Apt Pupil.

On April 16, 1997, Bryan Singer was informed that a 14-year-old named Devin St. Albin had filed a lawsuit against Singer for having him and others strip for a scene in a school shower room.

Before December 15, 1997, Samantha Geimer met with Danelle Morton in Hawaii for an interview.

On December 15, 1997, Samantha Geimer (née Gailey) and Danelle Morton published the article “Forgive and Forget” in People.

In 1998, the movie “Phantoms” was released starring McGowan and Affleck, and produced by Miramax.

The same year, Harvey Weinstein settled a sexual harassment lawsuit with an assistant in London.

In February 1998, Marc Collins-Rector, Chad Shackley and Brock Pierce founded the organisation Digital Entertainment Network (DEN), which operated from a Los Angeles mansion. Collins-Rector, Shackley and Pierce hosted parties attended by people such as Bryan Singer and David Geffen, both investors in Digital Entertainment Network.

“The deep pockets belong to Marc Collins-Rector and Chad Shackley, who co-founded DEN; they are also the co-founders of the Concentric Network Corporation, one of the earliest I.S.P.’s. Along with other investors, they have poured at least $40 million into the project, Mr. Solomon said. DEN’s chief executive is Jim Ritts, a former commissioner of the Ladies Professional Golf Association and a former chief executive of the Channel One Network, an in-school news service of which Mr. Newman was president.” — The New York Times

In May 1998, Charlie Sheen entered rehabilitation at the urging of his father, Martin Sheen. During Charlie’s time in rehabilitation, Michelle Braun continued to provide girls for him, sending them to Los Angeles, CA to a doctor’s office owned by one of Charlie’s friends.

Between May 13–24, 1998, Thandie Newton, after being married, attended the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France, where she learned from a producer that the director that recorded a camera upskirt of her during her second audition in 1995 used it to show guests at late night partie.s

In June 1998, Michael E. (16-years-old) was invited to M&C Estate by Shackley’s brother, where he met with Collins-Rector, Pierce and Shackley and was hired at Digital Entertainment Network.

Beginning in June 1998, Collins-Rector, Pierce and Shackley started to physically and sexually harass Michael E. while also giving him access to vehicles, watches, alcohol and drugs.

On June 18, 1998, Mark John Rector changed his name to Marc Collins-Rector.

Between September 4–7, 1998, Zelda Perkins and Harvey Weinstein stayed at the Excelsior Hotel in Venice for a film festival. During one evening, a colleague had been sexually harassed by Weinstein, which led to Perkins confronting Weinstein directly.

“In the fall of 1998, a 25-year-old London assistant named Zelda Perkins confronted Mr. Weinstein. According to former colleagues, she and several co-workers had been regularly subjected to inappropriate requests or comments in hotel rooms, and she was particularly concerned about the treatment of another woman in the office. She told Mr. Weinstein that he had to stop, according to the former colleagues, and that she would go public or initiate legal action unless he changed his behaviour.” — The New York Times

Between September 7 — October 1998, Zelda Perkins left her position as an assistant at Miramax’s London office and visited a lawyer at Simons Muirhead & Burton with a female colleague to seek a damages claim, which led to negotaitions with Allen & Overy — £250,000.00 would be divided equally between Perkins and her colleague, and a non-disclosure agreement would be signed by the two, which was negotiated by Steve Hutensky at Miramax.

Around October 1998, the Los Angeles Police Department started to investigate Jody Diane “Babydol” Gibson.

In October 1998, Zelda Perkins and her colleague each signed a non-disclosure agreement about Harvey Weinstein’s actions and his sexual harassment during Perkins’ time at Miramax, which also stated that Perkins could not have a copy of her non-disclosure agreement.

“There are plenty of clauses in it to direct and curtail her future behaviour, including if she were ever asked to provide testimony. One says that if ‘any criminal legal process’ involving Harvey Weinstein or Miramax requires her to give evidence, she will give 48 hours notice to Mark Mansell, a lawyer at Allen & Overy, ‘before making any disclosure’.” — The Financial Times

In 1999, Michael Egan was allegedly sexually abused by Marc Collins-Rector, Bryan Singer and others in Hawaii. Egan later informed his mother about the incident, which led to the involvement of the Los Angeles Police Department and an agent at the Federal Bureau of Investigation, although the case went nowhere.

In or around 1999, Ben Savage visited the mansion of Marc Collins-Rector in Los Angeles, where Michael Huffington was also visiting.

MARC COLLINS-RECTOR: “Hi, honey. Your buddy’s here.”
BEN SAVAGE: “Who’s that?”
MARC COLLINS-RECTOR: “Mr. Huffington.”
BEN SAVAGE: “I’m very excited.”

In January 1999, Judy “Babydol” Gibson started work on an album, “Right On Track”, for the Private Eye label owned by Joseph Isgro.

On February 11, 1999, Jeff Kwatinetz signed a check for $6,000.00 for a threesome with two of the girls owned by Michelle Braun, which was fueled by cocaine.

“Other alleged Braun clients included Turkish cell phone billionaire Hakan Uzan, hedge fund manager Mark Yagalla and mortgage brokerage tycoon Michael Fanghella, according to court records and published reports.” — NY Daily News

“Nici learned quickly that there were guys who would pay almost anything. One of her alleged clients, Michael Fanghella, the CEO of a California mortgage-brokerage firm, spent $14 million in gifts on NBA-cheerleader-turned-porn-star Kelly Jaye before landing in prison for 10 years for defrauding his investors. At 21, Nici met Mark Yagalla, a financial prodigy and hedge-fund manager from Philadelphia. She says Yagalla offered her $500,000 to matchmake him with a girlfriend, for whom he would supply a car, house and allowance. He bought Playmate Tishara Cousino a Mercedes and an $850,000 house, and Hefner’s ‘girlfriend’ Sandy Bentley a $1.7 million house, two Rolexes, six cars (including a red Ferrari Spider and a white Bentley convertible) and a copy of the ruby-and-diamond necklace Richard Gere gives Ju­lia Roberts in Pretty Woman. (Bentley’s boyfriend was later murdered while try­ing to sell some of the jewelry she received from Yagalla.) Within a year of meeting Nici, Yagal la’s hedge fund began to fail, and he bilked investors of $32 million. He was sentenced to five years in prison.” — Rolling Stone

By June 1999, Microsoft and Dell Computer had invested $33 million into Digital Entertainment Network, with other investors later including Intel, NBC and Enron, with early advertisers including Ford and Pepsi. Another investor was Dana Giacchetto. Digital Entertainment Network had also hired Randal Kleiser and Carrie Fisher.

On June 8, 1999, Jody Diane “Babydol” Gibson was arrested by the Los Angeles Police Department during an undercover operation at a West Los Angeles hotel for running a large illegal escort service. Gibson had ran the website California Dreamin’ with 34 female models attached to the website with connections to California and New York, and with some girls working in Europe.

“A clientele of well over 100 men paid between $500 and $3,000 for the services of Gibson’s prostitutes, police said. Detectives declined to identify the clients but said they included well-known actors, producers, a CEO from a Fortune 500 company and a professional athlete. Police said Gibson, 41, kept notes on her customers, logging their appointments, their payment and any fetishes.” — Los Angeles Times

In July 1999, Mark Ryan was invited by Michael E. to M&C Estate for a party, where he met with Collins-Rector, Pierce and Shackley and was hired at Digital Entertainment Network.

On July 21, 1999, Alexander Burton was invited to M&C Estate and met with Collins-Rector, Pierce and Shackley, where he was hired at Digital Entertainment Network.

Between July 21, 1999 — May 2000, Burton’s movements were restricted by Collins-Rector, Pierce and Shackley.

“Thereafter, COLLINS took BURTON aside, and showed BURTON his collection of firearms. COLLINS then demanded that BURTON enter into a room with another man. The man stood behind BURTON while COLLINS spoke with BURTON. COLLINS stated that the man standing behind BURTON will kill BURTON by choking him by the neck until he is dead. COLLINS further stated to BURTON that the man is waiting for his signal to begin choking BURTON, and that the signal would be for COLLINS to raise his arm. In addition to threats of physical harm, COLLINS also threatened to use his power and influence in the entertainment industry to prevent BURTON from gaining employment in the field of entertainment. Over the course of 1 to 2 hours, COLLINS continued to threaten BURTON with physical and economic harm should BURTON attempt to leave COLLINS, or take any action against COLLINS or any other defendant. In addition, COLLINS told BURTON that he possessed ‘gay-dar’ and was able to discern that BURTON was a homosexual and was desirous of homosexual sex.” — Court Filing, July 20, 2000

On June 6, 1999, at the 53rd Tony Awards, Kevin Spacey and Anthony Rapp crossed paths without talking.

On June 29, 1999, Jody Gibson was charged with pimping.

In September 1999, Ryan was solicited for sex by Collins-Rector, Shackley and Pierce while at M&C Estate, which he refused, until he was drugged with ecstasy by Collins-Rector and Pierce from Pierce’s supply, where he then woke up in bed with Collins-Rector. Ryan was soon fired from his position at Digital Entertainment Network after being threatened with physical and economic harm.

The same month, Digital Entertainment Network filed an S1 with the Securities Exchange Commission to sell stock worth $75,000,000.00.

Before September 10, 1999, Asia Argento and Harvey Weinstein had sex with each other.

On September 10, 1999, the movie “B Monkey” was released in the United States.

Before late September 1999, the Federal Bureau of Investigation started to investigate Marc Collins-Rector.

In late September 1999, Digital Entertainment Network became aware of the sexual harassment claim against Collins-Rector by the New Jersey boy.

Between October 25–31, 1999, Marc Collins-Rector stepped down as Chairman of the Digital Entertainment Network, while Pierce and Shackley resigned from their positions.

“‘It was their own choice to leave,’ said vice president of communications Anna Caldwell on Thursday. ‘They were ready to move on to the next thing. They were definitely not ousted.’”
[…]
“‘It played a role, but it was not the primary reason,’ said [Jim] Ritts. ‘The company first learned of this personal claim against Marc in late September. Initially DEN was included, but it quickly became clear that this had nothing to do with DEN. The activities alleged go back to way before DEN was an operating company.” — Wired

On October 29, 1999, David Neuman informed the employees at Digital Entertainment Network’s company headquarters in Santa Monica that Collins-Rector’s sexual harassment lawsuit had been resolved.

On November 3, 1999, Jesse Angelo published the article “D.E.N. OF INIQUITY; CHAIRMAN’S EXIT FOLLOWS PEDO SUIT” in New York Post.

“Two weeks after the company filed its documents with the SEC, Collins-Rector was served with a lawsuit claiming he picked up the 13-year-old New Jersey boy online in 1993.
The suit alleges that Collins-Rector — who previously founded the company Concentric Networks — met the boy through a Concentric bulletin board using the name ‘Cyberpoet,’ Businessweek.com reported yesterday.
After allegedly offering the boy a job and flying him to his home in Bay City, Mich., Collins-Rector ‘used his age, his corporate position, his home, his wealth, and his maturity to commit acts of sexual abuse,’ the website quoted the lawsuit as claiming.
The relationship allegedly continued until 1996, with the boy visiting Collins-Rector after he moved to Beverly Hills to start DEN.
Ronald Palmieri, a lawyer for Collins-Rector, denied the allegations in the suit and said it was settled ‘amicably’ two weeks after it was served.” — New York Post

In late 1999, Fabrizio Lombardo was hired at Miramax, over the objections of Bob Weinstein and Francisca Hickson.

By 2000, Marc Collins-Rector had raised millions for his company Digital Entertainment Network.

In 2000, Bill Cosby met with a model (17–19-years-old) at his townhouse, where he had her masturbate him with lotion.

DOLORES TROIANI: “On a later occasion you had her masturbate you with lotion. Did that ever happen?”
BILL COSBY: “Yes.”
DOLORES TROIANI: “[She] used the lotion to rub your penis and make you ejaculate?”
BILL COSBY: “Bingo.” — 2005–2006 Deposition

In March 2000, Collins-Rector, Shackley and Pierce ended their sexual harassment of Michael E.

In May 2000, Collins-Rector, Shackley and Pierce contacted James Laurie, a Miami private investigator. The same day, Collins-Rector, Shackley and Pierce loaded a private jet with luggage and flew over the Atlantic Ocean without a destination.

QUESTIONER: “Did there come a time where Mr. Rector felt his assets should be protected, that you’re aware of?”
BROCK PIERCE: “David Geffen-”
MR. KAPLAN: “No, the question simply put to you is, whether or not you know if Mr. Rector felt, he felt he needed to protect his assets. That’s the question.”
BROCK PIERCE: “Marc is a successful businessman, had reasons to feel threatened by other very successful businessmen that made offers for his company, and that he denied and was told that, I’m going to take your business whether you like it or not. So, yes, he had reason to believe that.”
QUESTIONER: “That person who purportedly said that, was David Geffen, correct?”
BROCK PIERCE: “Correct.”

“With the benefit of hindsight, the idea that Geffen caused the demise of DEN is pretty ludicrous.” — Brock Pierce

On May 18, 2000, Digital Entertainment Network officially ran out of funds and started to close down with an intention to file for bankruptcy.

On May 26, 2000, Argento’s movie “Scarlet Diva” was released in Italy, and people contacted Argento with comparisons between a fictional producer and Weinstein’s actions as the film featured a recreation of the hotel room encounter from 1997 with an alternate ending.

On July 18, 2000, Alexander Burton signed the complaint against Collins-Rector, Shackley and Pierce.

On July 20, 2000, Alexander Burton, Mark Ryan and Michael E. filed a case against Marc Collins-Rector, Chad Shackley and Brock Pierce, accusing them of sexual and physical assault, including acquiring illegal drugs through Dr. Mobasser.

In November 2000, Harvey Weinstein placed Andrew Goldman into a headlock and took him out of a party over Goldman’s tape recorder. The event was photographed by paparazzi but never published.

“You know what? It’s good that I’m the fucking sheriff of this fucking lawless piece-of-shit town.” — Harvey Weinstein

In 2001, Eri Sasaki filmed a small role for “Rush Hour 2” in a bikini, when Brett Ratner allegedly ran his finger down her stomach and pushed for her to join him in the bathroom. Between 1–2 days after, Ratner attempted to bring Sasaki to a bathroom again in exchange for a line of dialogue, which Sasaki declined. Sasaki then informed Kent Richards of the incident. Also during filming, Jorina King was invited to Ratner’s trailer by Ratner, where he requested to see her breasts, which King rejected. King mentioned an encounter with Ratner to Kent Richards.

“Any complaints of any kind including sexual harassment would be immediately directed to my attention. There were no complaints reported to me whatsoever.” — James M. Freitag

On June 1, 2001, Advocate published the article “Music for boys… and everyone else”, which featured an interview with Anthony Rapp, who mentioned his interactions with Spacey from 1986.

INTERVIEWER: “That makes me think of [a certain leading man] in [a certain award-winning film].”
ANTHONTY RAPP: “It’s hard for me to evaluate his acting because I’m so angry at him. I met him when I was 14 because we were both in plays and he invited me to a party at his house. I was bored, so I was in his bedroom watching TV and didn’t know everybody had left, and he came to the bedroom and he picked me up and lay down on top of me.”
INTERVIEWER: “Oh, my God! What did you do?”
ANTHONY RAPP: “I squirmed away and went into the bathroom. I came out and I excused myself, and he’s like ‘you sure you want to go?’ I always wonder if he remembers it, because he was pretty drunk. And he’s had so many.”

Before December 3, 2001, Weinstein hired Kroll to investigate David Carr’s history. David Carr also discovered McGowan’s allegation about the 1997 meeting.

On December 3, 2001, David Carr published the article “The Emperor Miramaximus” in New York Magazine.

Before December 4, 2001, Peter Biskind learned off-the-record from Brad Pitt that Pitt had confronted Harvey Weinstein over his attempted sexual overtures towards Gwynyth Paltrow at the premiere of a movie.

On December 4, 2001, Peter Biskind published the article “Of a Star” about Brad Pitt in Vanity Fair, which featured no mention of Weinstein’s actions with Pitt and Paltrow.

On December 18, 2001, Tom Sizemore and Heidi Fleiss attended the premiere of “Black Hawk Down” in Beverly Hills.

In 2002, Asia Argento ended her relationship with Harvey Weinstein.

In May 2002, Tom Sizemore physically assaulted Heidi Fleiss in Canada during the filming of “Dreamcatcher”.

The same month, Michelle Braun visited Istanbul, Turkey and met with Hakan Uzan in the presidential suite at one of his hotels. Uzan requested girls to arrive in his hotel room not to have sex with, but more as a show of power. Later the same month, agents at the Federal Bureau of Investigation arrived at Michelle Braun’s house during her eldest daughter’s birthday party, having received a tip from one of her clients, Michael Fangella, had sent her millions of dollars via FedEx to found an adult business.

“With the connection to a whale like Uzan — the archetypal ‘easy client,’ a filthy-rich guy more interested in court­ship than fornication — Nici’s business went supernova. She already had a line into the Playboy Mansion; one of Hefner’s girlfriends was willing to so­licit other Playmates and girlfriends, who are given a weekly ‘allowance’ of $1,000. Now, when the girls heard they could make $25,000 by flying to Turkey for a few days, there was no shortage of them willing to sign up. ‘Hakan would send me an instant message at 3 a.m., and I would have to get four Playmates ready right away,’ says Nici. ‘The first flight to Istanbul was around 6 a.m. through Paris, and sometimes I’d wake them up in the middle of the night for that flight.’” — The Rolling Stone

In July 2002, A.E. Hotchner at Vanity Fair published an article about Polanski, where they accused him of attempting to seduce Beate Telle in August 1969 on his way to Sharon Tate’s funeral by stating he could make them into “another Sharon Tate”, which used a quote from Lewis Lapham.

“Condé Nast, the publisher of Vanity Fair, suffered an early blow to its case after Polanski was able to provide documents proving he had flown directly from his home in London to Los Angeles for Tate’s funeral.
The publisher insisted the alleged incident had taken place some weeks later, when Polanski visited Elaine’s with the actor Mia Farrow, star of Rosemary’s Baby.
But Farrow told the court Polanski had been in no mood for seduction on the night in late August 1969 when she met him in Elaine’s, and that he had ‘brushed off’ two women who tried to flirt with him.” — The Guardian

On September 2, 2002, Michael Tardio (the boyfriend of Playboy cover girl Sandy Bentley) and Christopher Monson were found murdered in a luxury SUV, after the killers had attempted to burn the vehicle.

After September 2, 2002, the murders of Tardio and Monson were investigated by the Los Angeles Police Department, and by Detective Bill Cox in particular.

On September 21, 2002, Epstein used his Boeing 727 to travel to South Africa, Nigeria, Ghana, Rwanda and Mozambique with Bill Clinton, Kevin Spacey, Chris Tucker, Ron Burkle and Casey Wasserman.

In 2003, Marina Zenovich became interested in the Roman Polanski case after seeing Gailey (now Geimer) with her lawyer on a television series.

The same year, Jeffrey Epstein, Harvey Weinstein, Mort Zuckerman, Nelson Peltz, Jim Dolan and Donny Deutsch attempted to purchase New York Magazine.

Also the same year, Quentin Tarantino was interviewed by Howard Stern for The Howard Stern Show, where he claimed that Samantha Gailey wanted to have sex with Roman Polanski.

“In the 2003 interview, the Pulp Fiction director downplayed the incident — dismissing the idea that it was rape.
Tarantino told DJ Howard Stern the 13-year-old ‘wanted to have it’ and was ‘down to party with Roman’.”
[…]
“‘He didn’t rape a 13-year-old,’ Tarantino told Stern. ‘It was statutory rape. That’s not quite the same thing… he had sex with a minor, all right. That’s not rape. To me, when you use the word rape, you’re talking about violent, throwing them down.’
Quivers told Tarantino that Polanki’s victim had been given psychoactive drugs and alcohol before being assaulted. The director still denied the sexual encounter could be deemed a rape.
Tarantino replied: ‘No, that was not the case at all. She wanted to have it and dated the guy.’”
[…]
“He went on: ‘I don’t believe that’s rape. I believe it’s against the law. I don’t believe it’s rape. Not at 13 — not for these 13-year-old party girls.’
Quivers told Tarantino that Polanski could have avoided the situation by not socialising with 13-year-olds, to which the director responded: ‘He likes girls’.” — BBC News

Also the same year, Kevin Spacey was employed as the Artistic Director at the Old Vic. Spacey also fondled Tony Montana’s crotch at a pub in Los Angeles, CA.

Also the same year, Fabrizio Lombardo became the Head of Miramax Italy.

On February 23, 2003, Samantha Geimer published the article “Judge the Movie, Not the Man” in The Los Angeles Times.

On March 23, 2003, the 75th Academy Awards were hosted at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, where Roman Polanski won the Oscar for Best Director for the film “The Pianist”, where he received a standing ovation including from people such as Meryl Streep.

“Roman Polanski’s agent has suggested that the director’s surprise Oscar for The Pianist could pave the way for a partial return to Hollywood film-making. ‘There’s a tremendous interest in Roman and what he’s doing next,’ says agent Jeff Berg, who is rumoured to have been approached by various executives eager to work with the industry’s most famous exile.” — The Guardian

By May 2003, Hakan Uzan had spent a total of $3 million on Michelle Braun’s services. Braun then used the funds to supply a higher quality of girl to her clientel, with one of Braun’s ‘employees’ potentially being Ashley Massaro. Braun also later secured a Prince in Jordan as a client, and sent girls to Dubai. Braun, at some point, was also photographed individually with Paris Hilton, Mickey Rourke and Terrance Howard.

In August 2003, Miramax closed their Italy office, but continued to have Fabrizio Lombardo on their payroll. At the same time, Lombardo was hired to head the board of Ricucci.

On August 5, 2003, Heidi Fleiss testified that Tom Sizemore had beat her repeatedly during his court case.

After August 5, 2003, Sizemore was convicted of domestic violence against Fleiss.

Also after August 5, 2003, Sizemore recorded the film “Piggy Banks”, also known as “Born Killers”, where he was accused of molesting an 11-year-old girl towards the end of production in Utah during a second-unit still portrait session. Jai Stefan, Michael Manshel and Gus Spoliansky removed Sizemore from set once they were notified of the accusations, although the parents of the child did not press charges.

“I’ve done a lot of awful things, and I’d never do anything with kids.” — Tom Sizemore

On September 5, 2003, Harrison Ford arrived in France for the opening of the Deauville Film Festival in northern France, where Polanski chaired the jury.

Between September 5–8, 2003, Harrison Ford passed over the Academy Award to Roman Polanski that he won in March 2003.

On October 27, 2003, Tom Sizemore was sentenced to 6 months in jail for physically assaulting Heidi Fleiss.

In 2004, Lucia Stoller (later Evans) attended the Cipriani Upstairs in New York, where she was approached by Weinstein, where she provided him her number. While Weinstein and his assistant attempted to arrange a meeting at night, Evans pushed for a meeting during the day for a reading, which led Evans to meet Weinstein and a casting agent in his Miramax office in Tribeca during the day. After the meeting, Weinstein forced Evans to perform oral sex on him. Evans met with the casting executive after and was provided scripts, then was visited by the casting executive during an acting class. Evans informed her friends partly of the incident.

“I said, over and over, ‘I don’t want to do this, stop, don’t’. I tried to get away, but maybe I didn’t try hard enough. I didn’t want to kick him or fight him. He’s a big guy. He overpowered me. I just sort of gave up. That’s the most horrible part of it, and that’s why he’s been able to do this for so long to so many women: people give up, and then they feel like it’s their fault.” — The New Yorker

The same year, Olivia Munn visited the set of Brett Ratner’s film, “After the Sunset”, where he allegedly masturbated in front of her in his trailer. Munn then contacted her sister, Sara Potts, about the incident, who urged Munn to contact a lawyer. The lawyer then dissuaded Munn from entering a legal fight with Ratner.

“He walked out… with his belly sticking out, no pants on, shrimp cocktail in one hand and he was furiously masturbating in the other. And before I literally could even figure out where to escape or where to look, he ejaculated.” — Olivia Munn

Also the same year, Sharon Waxman at The New York Times started to investigate Harvey Weinstein and the allegations of sexual harassment which mainly originated from Europe. Waxman travelled to Rome to locate Fabrizio Lombardo. Waxman also travelled to London and met with a woman who signed a non-disclosure agreement and was paid for an unwanted sexual encounter with Weinstein. After the investigation, Russell Crowe and Matt Damon contacted Waxman to defend Lombardo, and the investigation and story were halted by The New York Times.

Also the same year, Brian Peck was convicted of having sex with a child.

Also the same year, Peter Biskind published the book “Down and Dirty Pictures: Miramax, Sundance, and the Rise of Independent Film”, which was about Weinstein.

“But in light of the recent allegations about Weinstein’s sexual misconduct — at least 30 women thus far have accused him of sexual harassment or assault — the producer’s legacy has gone down in a blaze of nitrate flames. This sordid element of Weinstien’s life isn’t mentioned in Down and Dirty Pictures, though the book does contain numerous anecdotes about Weinstein’s grotesque behaviour towards employees (slamming tables, tearing phones out of walls, telling a subordinate to jump off balcony). Still, at the time he was reporting it, Biskind tells V.F. he did hear whispers about Weinstein’s alleged sexual misconduct, which he says was ‘an open secret’ in Hollywood.” — Vanity Fair

Also the same year, Bella Model made travel arrangements for Ashley Massaro and Loredana.

In January 2004, Andrea Constand met with Bill Cosby for advice as she considered leaving her position as Temple University Women’s Basketball Team’s Operations Director to enter sports broadcasting. At the time, Cosby was on the board of trustees at Temple University. Cosby and Constand then met alone at his home, where Constand was given three round blue pills by Bill Cosby, who then proceeded to sexually assault her. After this, Cosby and Constand remained in touch for employment reasons.

“I was kind of jolted awake and felt Mr. Cosby on the couch beside me, behind me, and my vagina was being penetrated quite forcefully, and I felt my breast being touched. I was limp, and I could not fight him off.” — Andrea Constand

DOLORES TROIANI: “Can you tell me… what you recall of the night in which you gave the pills to Andrea?”
BILL COSBY: “Andrea came to the house. I called her… we talked about Temple University. We talked about her position. And then I went upstairs and I got three pills. I brought them down. They are the equivalent of one and a half. The reason why I gave them and offered them to Andrea, which she took after examining them, was because she was talking about stress.” — 2005–2006 Deposition

In March 2004, Fabrizio Lombardo received his last payment from the Walt Disney Italy division.

In April 2004, Lombardo was fired from his position at Ricucci as he did not do any work.

On April 20, 2004, Kevin Spacey admitted he lied over being mugged after a youth conned him over handing over his mobile phone when he was walking his dog in Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park in Lambeth at 04:30 A.M.

In July 2004, Miramax formally informed Lombardo that they had learned he had two jobs and was therefore terminated from his position.

In October 2004, Kevin Costner performed a sexual act on himself in front of a masseuse at the Old Course Hotel in St. Andrews while he and his wife attended the Dunhill Links pro-celebrity golf tournament.

On December 13, 2004, Sharon Waxman published the article “Miramax Sues Ex-Chief in Italy, Saying He Had 2 Jobs” in The New York Times.

“The story I reported never ran. After intense pressure from Weinstein, which included having Matt Damon and Russell Crowe call me directly to vouch for Lombardo and unknown discussions well above my head at the Times, the story was gutted. I was told at the time that Weinstein had visited the newsroom in person to make his displeasure known. I knew he was a major advertiser in the Times, and that he was a powerful person overall. But I had the facts, and this was the Times. Right? Wrong. The story was stripped of any reference to sexual favours or coercion and buried on the inside of the Culture section, an obscure story about Miramax firing an Italian executive. Who cared? The Times’ then-culture editor Jon Landman, now an editor-at-large for Bloomberg, thought the story was unimportant, asking me why it mattered.” — Sharon Waxman, The Wrap

In the mid-2000s, Henstridge informed her neighbour, Lilith Berdischewsky, about her encounter with Brett Ratner.

In 2005, United States authorities issued an international search warrant for Polanski, connected to the 1978 warrant.

The same year, the film Piggy Banks — also known as Born Killers — was released.

Also the same year, Michelle Braun opened the organisation Bella Models in New York to cover for the fall of the escort agency Exotica 2000. Braun later hired her sister, Mandy Gray, for the business.

Also the same year, Bob and Harvey Weinstein founded the organisation The Weinstein Company.

Also the same year, a man was allegedly sexually assaulted by Kevin Spacey in Westminster, and another man was allegedly sexually assaulted in Lambeth.

Also the same year, Anne Henry and Paula Dorn at BizParentz started to collect information on alleged sex abusers of children in Hollywood after noticing headshots of their children were being sold on eBay.

“Paula Dorn, co-founder of the non-profit child talent support organisation BizParentz Foundation, told TheWrap that her group has received ‘second- or third- hand complaints for many years’ about Weiss, but that ‘we never had any proof about anything actionable’.” — Reuters

Also the same year, Andrea Constand reported her sexual assault by Cosby to the police. Constand also informed her mother, Gianni Constand, who contacted Cosby about it — Cosby then offered schooling, therapy and a trip to Florida.

Also also also the same year, Bill Cosby offered an exclusive interview with National Enquirer in exchange for them not publishing a story about Beth Ferrier.

DOLORES TROIANI: “What is your understanding of the agreement that you had with the National Enquirer?”
BILL COSBY: “I would give them an exclusive story, my words.”
DOLORES TROIANI: “What would they give you in return?”
BILL COSBY: “They would not print… Beth’s story.” — 2005–2006 Deposition

Also in the same year, Jaime Ray Newman met Brett Ratner on a first class Air Canada flight, with Ratner swapping seats with his assistant to be seated next to Newman. Ratner then allegedly pushed to give Newman oral sex and showed photographs of his then-girlfriend. Newman then informed her mother, a friend and others about the encounter.

Also in 2005, Katharine Towne met Brett Ratner at a party in his home in Los Angeles, where Ratner attempted strongly to advance on her. Towne excused herself to the bathroom, where Ratner followed — Towne then provided Ratner her number. For the next six months, Ratner’s assistant continued to contact Towne to arrange dinner between her and Ratner.

In February 2005, Polanski received permission from the Law Lords to testify from France via video link due to a fear of arrest and extradition if he entered the United Kingdom to testify for the libel damages suit against Vanity Fair and Condé Nast Publications Ltd. The arrangement was a first for the United Kingdom.

“I find it astonishing that a man who lives in France can be permitted to sue a magazine published in America in a British courtroom. And that he can do so without ever having to show up in person. Furthermore, as a father of four children, one of whom is a 12-year-old daughter, I find it equally outrageous that this story is considered defamatory to a man who can’t be here because he slept with a 13-year-old girl and has been a fugitive from justice for more than a quarter of a century.” — Graydon Carter

In May 2005, Collins-Rector confessed to luring five minors across state lines.

On July 18, 2005, the libel damages suit between Polanski and Vanity Fair began in the United Kingdom, where Polanski testified via video link. The suit was attended by Graydon Carter, Mia Farrow, Lewis Lapham and Edward Perlberg, and not attended by Beate Telle.

On July 22, 2005, Polanski won a £50,000.00 ($87,700.00) libel damages suit against Vanity Fair, ruled by a high court jury for the Sharon Tate article from July 2002.

In September 2005, Collins-Rector was released and placed under 3-year supervision.

On October 4, 2005, Charlize Theron discussed with Marie Claire an incident where she arrived at a director’s house at the age of 18-years-old, where he attempted to seduce her with alcohol only for her to reject him.

In 2006, Andrea Constand and Bill Cosby settled a lawsuit for $3.38 million after a District Attorney declined to prosecute Cosby.

The same year, Bella Models made travel arrangements for Jody Palmer and Tina Jordan.

On January 14, 2006, a comment on TripAdvisor suggested that Kevin Spacey was residing in Lambeth, although it was rumoured to be the case.

“Hi X, I too am bringing my family to London for the first time in March. We have rented an apartment I think very cose to your area. I know that the Lambeth tube is right next door, and we are just a block or two from Waterloo Station. Anyway, from what I understand it is very convenient to busses and a good area. We are 100 Westminster Road. A tall building ( and supposedly where Kevin Spacey is staying while in London doing a play). So excited! Whaen are ya’ll going to be there? Later.” — TripAdvisor

In April 2006, an agent at the Federal Bureau of Investigation, using the alias George Tarpinsky, paid a retainer of $2,500.00 to join Bella Models as an undercover operation.

On April 25, 2006, Kevin Costner was revealed as having performed a sexual act on himself in front of a masseuse at the Old Course Hotel in St. Andrews.

In the summer of 2006, Deborah J. Palfrey and her organisation, Pamela Martin and Associates, stopped doing business.

In 2007, Rose McGowan was photographed with Harvey Weinstein at the premiere of “Grindhouse”.

The same year, Michelle Braun provided girls to Charlie Sheen at a hotel in Santa Monica, CA. Bella Models also provided travel arrangements for AVN’s Naomi, and Krystal Steal was working with Bella Models in some capacity. Braun also gave an interview to The Rolling Stone, which led to her being put in the crosshairs of federal investigation.

Between 2007–2008, Ed Buck ran for Los Angeles City Council and received donations from actors, models, attorneys, writers and a television executive.

On March 1, 2007, Ryan Grim published the article “D.C. Madam to Sell 10,000 Phone Records of High-End Washington Clients” in Politico.

On August 13, 2007, Anthony France published the article “Tycoon paedo on prowl in UK” in The Sun, which was about Collins-Rector, which mentioned that he was being monitored by Home Office and the police.

Before October 2007, Michelle Braun created a prostitution ring operation in Hollywood, where she charged clients $1,000.00 to register on her website to see women.

On October 1, 2007, President Nicolas Sarkozy presented the Legion of Honor to David Lynch, which was attended by Emily Stofle, Roman Polanski, Fanny Ardant and Charlotte Rampling.

On October 16, 2007, Agent Tarpinsky at the Federal Bureau of Investigation requested for Michelle Braun to fly a PlayBoy cover model and PlayBoy.com model from Los Angeles to New York while undercover as a Platinum club member, which acted as a violation of the Mann Act. The same day, the Federal Bureau of Investigation arrived at Michelle Braun’s property with a warrant to search the premise, flashbanging the property and finding cocaine in the house.

“She was caught after agreeing to fly a girl from Los Angeles to New York to meet a client who was an undercover FBI agent.
Agents were able to arrest her for transporting a woman across state lines for sex and seized her computers and phone records.” — The Telegraph

In 2008, Kevin Spacey directed the play “Complicit”, which starred Richard Dreyfuss.

The same year, a man was allegedly sexually assaulted by Kevin Spacey in Lambeth.

Between January 17–27, 2008, the Sundance Film Festival was hosted in Park City, UT, which was attended by Harvey Weinstein and Louisette Glass. During the event, Weinstein attempted to sexually harass Glass through physical force in his hotel room.

On February 1, 2008, the film Quiet Chaos was released.

Before May 14, 2008, Zenovich reached out to Polanski to appear in her documentary, “Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired”, produced by The Weinstein Company, but he declined. As the documentary neared completion, Zenovich and Polanski met in Paris, where he declined in person to be a part.

Between May 14–25, 2008, the Cannes Film Festival was hosted in Cannes, France, where “Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired” was premiered, which was watched by Polanski.

On May 15, 2008, Vanessa Grigoriadis published the article “The Sex Queen of L.A.” in The Rolling Stone.

In July 2008, Polanski and Dalton requested the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office to review Polanski’s case due to Zenovich’s unearthed information about the deceased Judge Rittenband.

On August 9, 2008, Chloe Goins and a friend attended the “Midsummer Night’s Dream Party” where she was allegedly molested by Bill Cosby after he spiked her drink — however, there is no video or photographic evidence of the two meeting at the event.

On October 5, 2008, Jonathan Romney published the article “Roman Polanski: The truth about his notorious sex crime” in The Independent.

On October 12, 2008, Marina Zenovich released her documentary on BBC2’s “Storyville” titled “Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired”.

At some point after October 12, 2008, Harvey Weinstein, Quentin Tarantino, Warren Beatty and Robert Evans attended a private screening of “Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired”.

In December 2008, Harry Dreyfuss visited Richard Dreyfuss while he starred in Kevin Spacey’s play, “Complicit”, where Harry, Richard, Spacey and other members of the cast rehearsed the play, with Harry meeting Spacey for the first time. A few days later, Harry, Richard and Spacey spent time at Spacey’s apartment in London rehearsing Richard’s role in the play, where Spacey touched Harry’s thigh and crotch without Richard noticing.

“Now having had nine years to process it, it finally is clear to me how wrong Kevin’s behavior was. Not because of how it made me feel. Again, I think being male, and roughly the same size as Kevin, meant that I never felt physically unsafe. My dad was in the room, and I could have alerted him at any time. It didn’t make me feel traumatized, and instead I spun it into a funny story. Kevin Spacey came on to me! He’s famous! Haha!” — Harry Dreyfuss

On December 8, 2008, Polanski’s attorneys filed a motion to dismiss the Polanski case.

In 2009, Roman Polanski, having viewed Marina Zenovich’s documentary, sent an e-mail to Samantha Geimer and apologised.

“I want you to know how sorry I am for having so affected your life.” — Roman Polanski

In February 2009, Judge Peter Espinoza stated that Polanski needed to appear in court for the Judge to hear the evidence.

On May 9, 2009, Michelle Braun cut a plea deal with federal law enforcement.

On May 11, 2009, Michelle Braun was arraigned at a federal court in Santa Barbara, CA.

Before June 22, 2009, Michelle Braun co-operated with the United States Government and provided her computerised little black book to them.

Between June 22–25, 2009, Michelle Braun was released from custody.

On June 25, 2009, Michelle Braun pleaded guilty in a California court for operating a multimillion-dollar online prostitution ring in Hollywood.

“The things she knows make Heidi Fleiss look like Mary Poppins.” — Mark Ebnerg

In the summer of 2009, Polanski stayed at his house in Switzerland.

In July 2009, the attorneys of Polanski petitioned the Appeals Court to dismiss the prosecution of the case.

On July 9, 2009, Alex Bilmes published the article “Interview: Megan Fox” in GQ Magazine.

“Any casting couch shit I’ve experienced has been since I’ve become famous. It’s really so heartbreaking. Some of these people! Like, Hollywood legends. You think you’re going to meet them and you’re so excited, like, ‘I can’t believe this person wants to have a conversation with me,’ and you get there and you realise that’s not what they want, at all. It’s happened a lot this year actually. There are some guys talking about actors who have been in the business for a while, who are very egocentric and have been able to sleep with a lot of girls for whatever reason, and because they don’t know me they think I’m going to be this little cupcake, this Marilyn Monroe type who’s going to bat my eyes and be like a receptacle for them. I just shut them down immediately, right in front of people. It’s been so long since someone has told them no, they don’t really know how to deal with it. Because of this non-reality they live in, they’re fucked up, psychologically.” — Megan Fox

On July 22, 2009, Jeffrey Epstein was released from Palm Beach County jail, where he started to serve under house arrest / community control.

After July 22, 2009, Epstein and Peggy Siegal continued their friendship.

“Powerful female friends served as social guarantors: Peggy Siegal, a gatekeeper for A-list events, included him in movie screenings, and Dr. Eva Andersson-Dubin, a champion of women’s health, maintained a friendship that some felt gave him credibility. Mr. Epstein put up a website showing Stephen Hawking and other luminaries at a science gathering he had organised.”
[…]
“Ms. Siegal, perhaps the city’s most prominent professional hostess, took a more active role, using her gate-keeping powers to usher Mr. Epstein, a friend, into screenings and events.
In an interview, she said that her relationship with Mr. Epstein was not a paid one: They had developed a rapport over the years, with him often quizzing her about films and other topics. ‘I was a kind of plugged-in girl around town who knew a lot of people,’ she said. ‘And I think that’s what he wanted from me, a kind of social goings-on about New York.’” — The New York Times

Between September 21–22, 2009, District Attorney Steve Cooley became aware of Polanski’s movements to Zurich, Switzerland and pushed for his detainment.

On September 22, 2009, District Attorney Cooley drafted an arrest warrant for Polanski.

On September 26, 2009, during the night, Polanski was arrested and detained at immigration in Zurich, Switzerland under the request of the United States Department of Justice.

On and after September 26, 2009, the arrest of Polanski and developments were monitored by Frédéric Mitterand and President Nicolas Sarkozy.

“This is a high-profile action designed to send out some sort of message to someone somewhere. No one condones what happened in the 70s, but I think this is pretty appalling.” — Robert Harris

Before September 28, 2009, Thierry Frémaux contacted President Nicolas Sarcozy about Roman Polanski, while Harvey Weinstein shared a petition to prevent Polanski’s extradition. The 100-strong petition, organised by the Cannes Film Festival, included the names of Woody Allen, Wes Anderson, Asia Argento, Darren Aronofsky, Luc Barnier, Monica Bellucci, Terry Gilliam, John Landis, David Lynch, Martin Scorcese, Tilda Swinton and formerly Emma Thompson.

“‘This fledgling festival has been unfairly exploited, and whenever this happens the whole art world suffers,’ [Debra] Winger said in a statement on Monday, standing together with the other four international jury members who wore red badges reading ‘Free Polanski’ as they announced plans to continue the fest.” — Variety

“I was asked by friends from the Cannes Film Festival to sign it. I foolishly went along. That’s no excuse, and it’s a decision I regretted almost immediately and have regretted ever since. The more I’ve learned about the original case and subsequent events, the more horrified I have become.”
[…]
“It speaks terribly of the industry. It’s shocking that people like Polanski are still revered, celebrated by actors and fellow film-makers and cinematheques around the world who continue to not only promote their work, but also to work with them. I hope the tide is finally turning.” — Asia Argento

By September 28, 2009, French Foreign Minister Bernard Koucher and Polish Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski wrote and appealed to Secretary Hillary Clinton for the release of Polanski from jail, while Foreign Minister Koucher also wrote and appealed to Swiss Foreign Minister Micheline Calmy-Rey.

On September 28, 2009, David Gritten published the article “The hunt for Roman Polanski” in The Telegraph.

The same day, Harvey Weinstein published the article “Harvey Weinstein: Polanski has served his time and must be freed” in The Independent, where he and Thierry Frémaux lobbied for American filmmakers to prevent Polanski’s extradition to the United States. Weinstein also accused the United States Government of acting criminally towards Polanski, while also saying Polanski had committed a “so-called crime”.

Other people who provided support were Woody Allen, Martin Scorsese and Jean-Luc Goddard.

“Roman Polanski is a man who cares deeply about his art and its place in the world. What happened to him on his incredible path is filled with tragedy, and most men would have collapsed. Instead, he became a great artist and continues to make great films. I was with him the day he won the Legion of Honour in France, which was a spectacular day. I remember the incredible love and affection that people have for him.”
[…]
“Whatever you think about the so-called crime, Polanski has served his time. A deal was made with the judge, and the deal is not being honoured. The theory going around is that the reason Switzerland cooperated and acted on a longstanding extradition order with the United States this time was because of their own troubles in the financial crisis.” — Harvey Weinstein

On September 30, 2009, David Wells stated that his remarks about Judge Rittenband were lies.

“I’d like to speak of it as an inept statement but the reality is that it was a lie.” — David Wells

On October 3, 2009, The Telegraph published the article “Roman Polanski agreed $500,000 settlement with victim”.

On October 4, 2009, Paul Harris published the article “Roman Polanski sex case arrest provokes backlash in Hollywood” in The Guardian.

“The list of supporters giving Polanski their impassioned support read like a Who’s Who of the cream of the movie-making world. It included, among many others, Woody Allen, Martin Scorsese, David Lynch, Harvey Weinstein, Pedro Almodóvar and Ethan Coen.”
[…]
“Weinstein said the arrest was a ‘terrible situation’. Actress Debra Winger said the Swiss had been involved in ‘Philistine collusion’ in allowing the arrest. Goldberg, in now notorious remarks, said: ‘I don’t believe it was rape-rape.’” — The Guardian

On October 20, 2009, Switzerland rejected Polanski’s appeal to be released on bail.

On October 25, 2009, Joe Mozingo published the article “How a girl’s stark words got lost in the Polanski spectacle” in The Los Angeles Times.

On November 24, 2009, Michelle Bran revealed to Page Six that she planned to write a tell-all book about her time of crime and her connections to PlayBoy.

“Her clients included the kings of two countries, Fortune 500 CEOs and professional athletes, two of whom — a baseball star and a race car driver — ended up marrying the Playboy Playmates they met through Braun’s agency, Nici’s Girls.” — Page Six

On December 4, 2009, Polanski started his house arrest in his chalet at Gstaad after being released on bail for EUR 3,000,000.00, with his passport also rescinded and an Interpol warning across multiple countries in case he left.

In 2010, Lina Esco met Weinstein through a mutual friend and accepted an invitation to dine at the Peninsula, where Weinstein then suggested watching a movie and kissing, which she declined.

The same year, the organisation Black Cube was founded by former Israeli intelligence analysts.

Also the same year, Charlotte Lewis accused Polanski of sexually abusing her after her 16th birthday.

Also the same year, Olivia Munn and Brett Ratner ran into each other at a party hosted by the Creative Artists Agency, where Ratner allegedly bragged about masturbating onto magazine covers with her image. Munn then informed Cara McConnell of the incident, who showed with Munn to the event, with the conversation being overheard by another actor.

BRETT RATNER: “Why do you hate me?”
OLIVIA MUNN: “It’s more of a dislike.”
BRETT RATNER: “Why? I bought 10 of your magazines and came all over them.”

Also the same year, Kevin Spacey approached Daniel Beal at the bar in the Goodwood Park Hotel in West Sussex while Beal worked as a bartender, where Spacey suggested they smoke weed in Spacey’s room together which Beal declined, then later followed him and revealed his penis to him, only for Beal to leave the situation a second time. Spacey then offered his £5,000.00 IWC Portofino watch as a trade for Beal’s £20.00 plastic Casio watch. The next day, Beal sold Spacey’s watch. A few weeks later, Spacey contacted Beal via telephone, but Beal hung up the call.

Also the same year, Gwyneth Paltrow was interviewed for a magazine, where she mentioned that at the start of her career, somebody requested for her to finish their meeting in the bedroom.

Also the same year, Mikhael Chemloul saw off a girl from Nice airport who had been abused by Harvey Weinstein.

On March 10, 2010, Corey Haim passed away from pneumonia.

Between May 12–23, 2010, Emma de Caunes attended a party at the Cannes Film Festival, where she met Harvey Weinstein.

In June 2010, Epstein completed his prison sentence.

On July 12, 2010, Switzerland authorities decided against extradition of Polanski to the United States, and Polanski then left the Gstaad chalet.

“The justice ministry said that the US authorities had failed to provide confidential testimony about Polanski’s original sentencing procedure.
‘The reason for the decision lies in the fact that it was not possible to exclude with the necessary certainty a fault in the US extraditionary request.’
[…]
“On Monday, the Swiss said that the US authorities simply had not clarified the issue of length of sentence and therefore had not made a convincing case for extradition.” — BBC News

“A person who identified herself as his assistant told Reuters over the chalet’s intercom that Polanski had left Gstaad. She declined to give further details.” — The Independent

On August 22, 2010, Epstein, with Siegal’s assistance, attended a screening of “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps” at a mansion in Southampton alongside Jonathan Farkas, Wilbur Ross, Rudy Giuliani, Leon Black, Stephen Schwarzman, Pete Peterson, Teddy Forstmann, Petre Brant, Martha Stewart, Chris Cuomo, Gigi Stone and Maria Bartiromo.

“It was the first time he has been out in two years, but nobody blinked he was there.” — Page Six Source

On September 11, 2010, de Caunes was invited to lunch by Weinstein at the Hotel Ritz in Paris, where Weinstein offered her a role in a film adaptation of a book, which was located in his hotel room. De Caunes initially declined due to being late to host Eminem on a television show, but met with Weinstein, only for him to take a shower, then exit naked. De Caunes angrily declined and then arrived at the television studio, informing a director of her interaction with Weinstein. Weinstein then contacted de Caunes repeatedly with offers of gifts.

“I know that everybody — I mean everybody — in Hollywood knows it’s happening. He’s not even really hiding. I mean, the way he does it, so many people are involved and see what’s happening. But everyone’s too scared to say anything.” — Emma de Caunes

In November 2010, Ed Buck was photographed with Governor Jerry Brown.

The same month, Paz de la Huerta met with Harvey Weinstein at the Top of the Standard at the Standard in Manhattan, NY. Weinstein visited de la Huerta at her apartment and demanded to be invited in for a drink, which she accepted, only for Weinstein to rape her.

On November 4, 2010, Nick Curtis published the article “We need to talk about Kevin Spacey” in The Evening Standard.

“There’s a lot on Kevin Spacey’s mind when we meet for tea at Claridge’s. A few hours later it will be announced that the 51-year-old movie star and Old Vic boss has been made an honorary CBE. As with his 2009 Evening Standard Special Award, he immediately gives the credit to his colleagues at the theatre, but adds ‘my mother would be dancing through Trafalgar Square’.” — The Evening Standard

On December 2, 2010, Jeffrey Epstein hosted a dinner party, organised by Peggy Siegal, at his New York mansion in honour of Prince Andrew, which was attended by Woody Allen, Dr. Eva Andersson-Dubin, Katie Couric, Chelsea Handler, Soon-Yi Previn, Charlie Rose and George Stephanopoulos.

“That dinner was the first and last time I’ve seen him. I should have done more due diligence. It was a mistake to go.” — George Stephanopoulos

In late December 2010, Weinstein arrived at de la Huerta’s building lobby after having tried contacting de la Huerta multiple times, where upon meeting a drunken de la Huerta, he raped her a second time.

After December 2010, de la Huerta informed her therapist, SueAnne Piliero, of the incidents with Harvey Weinstein.

In 2011, Ed Buck and John D’Amico worked together for D’Amico’s pursuit of office and a council seat through the organisation of a “Fur Free WeHo” campaign.

The same year, Jessica Barth confided in Seth MacFarlane her encounter with Harvey Weinstein and his repeated advances.

On January 16, 2011, Jessica Barth attended a Golden Globes party, where she was invited by Weinstein to a business meeting at the Peninsula, only for him to redirect her to his hotel room. Weinstein then talked about movies and requested for Barth to give him a naked massage. Barth refused and prepared to leave, when Weinstein provided her with the telephone number with a female executive before she left.

HARVEY WEINSTEIN: “So, what would happen if, say, we’re having some champagne and I take my clothes off and you give me a massage?”
JESSICA BARTH: “That’s not going to happen.”

On January 18, 2011, Olivia Munn released her book, “Suck It, Wonder Woman!”, which featured a description of her encounter with Brett Ratner in 2004.

On February 19, 2011, “48 Hours” aired, which detailed the investigation into the murders of Michael Tardio and Christopher Monson.

On November 3, 2011, Brett Ratner claimed that he had sex with Olivia Munn in 2010.

“I used to date Olivia Munn, I’ll be honest with everyone here. But when she was ‘Lisa’. She wasn’t Asian back then. She was hanging out on my set of ‘After the Sunset,’ I banged her a first time, but I forgot her. Because she changed her name. I didn’t know it was the same person and so when she auditioned for me for a TV show, I forgot her, she got pissed off, and so she made up all these stories about me eating shrimp and masturbating in my trailer. And she talked about my shortcomings.” — Brett Ratner

On November 10, 2011, Ratner contacted Olivia Munn over the telephone and apologised for lying about sleeping with her.

On November 11, 2011, Ratner was interviewed by Howard Stern for The Howard Stern Show and admitted that he lied about sleeping with Olivia Munn.

Between November 28 — December 4, 2011, Martin Weiss was arrested for suspicion of child molestation.

On December 6, 2011, Kurt Orzeck published the article “Meet Marty Weiss: Alleged Child Molester, Hollywood ‘Party Clown’” in Reuters.

In 2012, Hilary Dusome took a class at Playhouse West in North Hollywood where she was taught by James Franco. Dusome and Natalie Chmiel were informed that they would record footage for a 7 For All Mankind jeans commercial by Franco, where they wore masks and lingerie, only for Franco to request for them to remove their shirts, which they both declined to do, leading to Franco storming off.

“I felt like I was selected for something based on my hard work and my merit, and when I realised it was because I have nice [breasts], it was pretty clear that was not the case. I don’t think he started teaching with bad intentions, but he went down a bad path and damaged a lot of people in the process.” — Hilary Dusome

On January 15, 2012, the 69th Golden Globe Awards were hosted at Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA, where Meryl Streep thanked Weinstein, referring to him as God.

On January 27, 2012, Brooks Barnes published the article “Hollywood Fixer Opens His Little Black Book” in The New York Times, which was about Scotty Bowers.

“His stroy has floated through moviedom’s clubby senior ranks for years: Back in a more golden age of Hollywood, a guy named Scobby, a former Marine, was said to have run a type of prostitution ring for gay and bisexual men in the film industry, including A-listers like Cary Grant, George Cukor and Rock Hudson, and even arranged sexual liaisons for actresses like Vivien Leigh and Katharine Hepburn.”
[…]
“At the same time, a lot of what Mr. Bowers has to say is pretty shocking. He claims, for instance, to have set Hepburn up with ‘over 150 different women.’ Other stories in the 286-page memoir involve Spencer Tracy, Cole Porter, the Duke and Duchess of Windsor and socialites like the publisher Alfred A. Knopf. ‘If you believe him, and I do, he’s like the Kinsey Reports live and in living colour,’ said Mr. Tyrnauer, who recently completed a deal to make a documentary about Mr. Bowers.” — The New York Times

On February 23, 2012, Catherine Shoard published the article “They know him as God, but you can call him Harvey Weinstein” in The Guardian.

“You don’t hear the horrific Harvey stories you used to. He seems to be regaining his normal stature as a master at manipulating the academy audience. My guess is he’s been a little bit chastened, that his experience post-Disney was a real struggle. He lost weight, he got a new wife. It might an exaggeration to say he’s a new Harvey but he went through some difficult times and I think it made an impression on him.” — Peter Biskind

“How much salt should be swallowed with this? Murkier subplots certainly bubble; offstage whispers suggest ominous undercurrents (Weinstein is a man people are strikingly reluctant to discuss, even off the record). ‘He’s still perceived as an absolute nightmare,’ says one industry insider. ‘He buys movies, changes them, buries them, fucks over young filmmakers, gets furious when he doesn’t get the mention in the acceptance speech.’” — The Guardian

On March 30, 2012, John Cook published the article “Bloodthirsty Bully Harvey Weinstein Releases Movie About Bullies” in Gawker.

On May 4, 2012, a federal lawsuit was filed by two massage therapists against John Travolta for an alleged incident on January 16, 2012 at a Beverly Hills Hotel, where he groped one of his male massage therapists and then masturbated in front of him, and on January 25, 2012, who claimed sexual assault by Travolta.

“Singer said it is ‘easily provable’ that Travolta was not in California on the day the first incident allegedly happened ‘since John Travolta was on the East Coast working on a movie on the date that anonymous ‘Doe №1’ claims he interacted with our client’.” — CNN

In 2013, Chelsea Skidmore met with Weinstein and two assistants through a producer at the Peninsula in Los Angeles, when Weinstein then dismissed the assistants and brought Skidmore to his apartment, where he asked for a massage and then started to masturbate in front of her. Skidmore later informed her mother about the incident.

“Skidmore would have at least three other encounters with Weinstein in which, under the pretense of discussing business, she said, he would expose himself or, on two occasions, try to coerce her into getting physical with other women — one of whom, at Weinstein’s behest, would try to convince Skidmore to participate by saying, ‘oh, but he’s helped out so many girls’.” — The Washington Post

The same year, Bob Weinstein and Harvey Weinstein started to speak with each other less. At some stage, Bob learned about Harvey’s infidelities behind Georgina Chapman.

“First of all, let me tell you something that people don’t know. For the last five years, I’ve probably talked to my brother 10 times on any personal level. That’s the fracture that’s gone on. Since Dimension started, we ran two separate companioes. So many of the people that he does business with — actors, actresses — I’ve never even met and they know it. I wanted to lead a separate existence. So we were leading two separate divisions.
I was actually quite aware that Harvey was philandering with every woman he could meet. I was sick and disgusted by his actions. But that’s the extent of what [I know]. I said, ‘Harvey, you’re just cheating. Why do you constantly cheat?’ I could see it. But I wasn’t in the room with him.” — Bob Weinstein

Also the same year, a man was allegedly sexually assaulted by Kevin Spacey in Gloucester.

Also the same year, Amy Berg met with Michael Egan to discuss his experiences at Digital Entertainment Network, which led to Egan connecting Berg to Mike Ryan.

Also the same year, Brian Peck was hired as a dialogue coach for the television series Anger Management at the decision of Charlie Sheen, despite his child sex conviction.

On February 13, 2013, Thandie Newton revealed the incident involving the director and the upskirt footage from 1995.

On February 24, 2013, the 85th Academy Awards was hosted by Seth MacFarlane at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, LA.

“Congratulations, you five ladies no longer have to pretend to be attracted to Harvey Weinstein.” — Seth MacFarlane

On May 23, 2013, Terrence McCoy published the article “Michelle Braun: Notorious L.A. Madam’s South Florida Adventure” in Miami New Times.

“According to court records and police reports, her life has devolved into a series of bounced checks, unemployment, stocks schemes, alleged drug abuse, and a bitter custody battle culminating in a lawsuit she filed in Palm Beach court last month against Fioravanti. Hers is the story of a meteoric flash rising from the desert sands of Bakersfield, California, and shooting overseas before crashing back to Earth and burning out in Boca Raton.” — Miami New Times

On July 14, 2013, Weinstein became angry that prostitutes did not arrive at Club 55 in St. Tropez and physically assaulted Mikhael Chemloul, which prevented Chemloul from working for 4 days.

On July 24, 2013, Julie Miller published the article “Image from Roman Polanski’s Infamous Photo Shoots Fronts Samantha Geimer’s Memoir” in Vanity Fair.

On September 18, 2013, Emma Brockes published the article “Samantha Geimer on Roman Polanski: ‘We email a little bit’” in The Guardian.

On October 23, 2013, Hollie McKay published the article “Source: A-list actress used to make rounds of Hollywood secret sex parties” in Fox News.

“Sources tell FOX411 that code words are used to gain entrance to the ultra-secret soirees, sometimes called ‘NH’ parties, for ‘Never Happened’. One well-placed entertainment insider told us that one of the biggest A-list actresses in the entertainment industry today was notorious for frequenting S&M clubs when trying to get bigger and better roles in the not-too-distant past.
‘She was famous for her escapades, it was right up her street,’ the insider said of the star. ‘High end hookers also frequent these places, using it to try and break into show business.’” — Fox News

On October 29, 2013, Corey Feldman published the book “Coreyography”, which was about the sexual abuse done to Feldman and Corey Haim.

In 2014, James Franco and Vince Jolivette founded the organisation Studio 4 in association with Playhouse West, with the North Hollywood branch opening first and the New York City branch opening second. Studio 4 also worked in conjunction with Franco’s production company, Rabbit Bandini Productions.

“Katie Ryan, who met Franco at Playhouse West and took several classes at Studio 4, said the actor ‘would always make everybody think there were possible roles on the table if we were to perform sexual acts or take off our shirts’ in his projects.” — The Los Angeles Times

The same year, Paz de la Huerta informed Alexis Faith of the incidents with Harvey Weinstein from 2010, which Faith recorded but did not publish at de la Huerta’s request.

Also the same year, Mikhael Chemloul reported Weinstein’s physical assault of him to the police in Draguigan.

After 2014, Sarah Tither-Kaplan and Toni Gaal, separately, auditioned and filmed repeatedly under Franco’s guidance at Studio 4 in Los Angeles where they paid tuition of $300.00 per month. At some stage, Gaal paid $750.00 and then filmed a sex scene master class.

“The women said the school also offered additional master classes, which could cost as much as $2,000 each, including a $750 master class for sex scenes. According to the lawsuit, prospective students for the sex scenes class had to audition on videotape — so that Franco could later review the material, they were told — and sign away their rights to these recordings.” — The New York Times

On February 1, 2014, Dylan Farrow published the article “An Open Letter From Dylan Farrow” in The New York Times, which was about the 1992 incident with Woody Allen.

On March 3, 2014, Vanity Fair hosted an Oscar party, which was attended by Ghislaine Maxwell and Graydon Carter.

On March 26, 2014, Amy Berg interviewed Michael Hannah for the documentary “An Open Secret” at the SAG Young Performers Committee offices in Hollywood.

A few days after March 26, 2014, Michael Hannah resigned from SAG Young Performers Committee.

In April 2014, Amy Berg contacted Pamela Greenwalt to discuss “An Open Secret” and the allegations surrounding Michael Hannah.

On April 3, 2014, Aly Weisman published the article “James Franco Busted For Allegedly Trying To Pick Up Teenage Fan On Instagram” in Business Insider, which detailed an encounter between James Franco and Lucy Cole outside of “Of Mice and Men” when she was 17-years-old, leading to an Instagram conversation.

JAMES FRANCO: “You’re 18? Who are you with? Do you have a bf?”
LUCY COLE: “Nearly 18, my mum and not if you’re around :D:D:D”
JAMES FRANCO: “When is your bday? Where are you staying? What’s your #?”
LUCY COLE: “In May but I have exams then, just off of Times Square in a Hilton, what do you mean #?”

“I’M NOT! I HOPE PARENTS KEEP THEIR TEENS AWAY FROM ME. Thank you” — James Franco’s Twitter

On April 16, 2014, Michael Egan filed a case against Bryan Singer, accusing him of sexual abuse.

On April 17, 2014, Michael K. published the article “X-Men Director Bryan Singer Accused Of Drugging And Raping An Underage Teenager” in DListed.

I first heard about Bryan Singer’s ‘infamous’ coke and twink pool parties when I was 18 and was at some party in Orange County that a bunch of dancers from Disneyland were at. One of the twink dancers bragged to me and my friends about how the weekend before he was at a party in L.A. that the director of Usual Suspects was at and the white twinks, coke and meth were falling from the sky. The twink dancer said that Bryan Singer and his fancy Hollywood friends always throw parties like that and when I asked him to take me to the next one, bitch said, ‘Uh, you’re not white, skinny and cute enough, though.’ Leave it to a bitchy blond Disneyland dancer with white highlights and blue contacts to save me from gay Eyes Wide Shut Hell. — Michael K.

The same day, Duncan Roy published an article on his blog, “Bryan Singer”.

“If you want to get on in Hollywood straight or gay… you better learn how to please the directors and producers you meet at drug fueled, drink sodden gay parties.” — Duncan Roy

On April 18, 2014, TMZ published the article “Bryan Singer — One of Many Who Attend Wild Hollywood Parties”.

“Sources familiar with the situation tell TMZ… there’s a weekly party in L.A. that recruits very young men — advertising 18 and up, but often attended by people with fake IDs who are underage, along with a bunch of very powerful older men in Hollywood.” — TMZ

On April 24, 2014, Jordan Sargent published the article “The Sad Truths Behind the L.A. Party Scene That Took Down Bryan Singer” in Gawker.

“X-Men director Bryan Singer is not the only powerful gay man in Hollywood who likes to surround himself with handsome twinks. But according to a handful of sources who spoke with Gawker over the course of the last week, he was known as the most generous and active benefactor of a scene that allowed the young and impressionable to rub up against Hollywood elite — including prominent writers, directors and actors — leaving behind bitter memories and a sheaf of newly filed lawsuits.”
[…]
“ It’s a scene, our sources said, in which a good-looking young person can easily ingratiate himself with the legitimately powerful. Executives like Ancier and Neumann hosted the same crowd as Singer at their own homes a decade ago, according to a gossip blogger named Lucas John who often attended the gatherings. One might run into actor Kevin Spacey — who was spotted years ago partying with Singer and a group of boys by one source, a security guard who worked at the Chateau Marmont — or screenwriter Dustin Lance Black, who is notorious in L.A. for having the same taste in men as Singer and who frequented his parties years ago. The director Roland Emmerich threw a well-documented pride pool party, photos of which penetrated even the non-Hollywood gossip blogs a few years ago.” — Gawker

On June 26, 2014, Ellie Hall, Nicolás Medina Mora and David Noriega published the article “Found: The Elusive Man At The Heart Of The Hollywood Sex Abuse Scandal” in BuzzFeed News.

“Today, BuzzFeed has learned, the man who once raised at least $24 million for his video-streaming startup lives alone and infirm in a European port city, his apartment crammed with computers. In a recent Kickstarter bid, he raised a mere $12 — which he donated himself.” — BuzzFeed News

On September 18, 2014, Pamela Greenwalt sent a letter to Amy Berg where she stated that SAG-AFTRA had received no information from Berg about Michael Hannah and his alleged misconduct.

In November 2014, Irwin Reiter argued with Harvey Weinstein about his mistreatment of women.

The same month, Amy Berg released her movie, “An Open Secret”, at the DOC NYC Festival.

On November 19, 2014, Asawin Suebsaeng published the article “It’s Not Just Cosby: Hollywood’s Long List of Male Scumbags” in The Daily Beast.

In December 2014, Emily Nestor was hired as a temporary front-desk assistant at The Weinstein Company, where she was introduced to colleagues, only for Weinstein to send all assistants out of the room and have her write down her telephone number. Weinstein then arranged with Nestor to meet at the Peninsula Hotel in Beverly Hills, where he offered Nestor a position in London, requested to hold her hand and be his girlfriend, and pushed for further contact. Nestor informed a friend of the incident, who told The Weinstein Company’s human resources department, which led to Nestor filing a complaint with the department, although it did not escalate as Weinstein would have been informed due to his position.

“‘No’ did not mean ‘no’ to him. I was very aware of how inappropriate it was. But I felt trapped.” — Emily Nestor

“We view this very seriously and I personally am very sorry your first day was like this. Also if there are further unwanted advances, please let us know.” — Irwin Reiter’s LinkedIn message to Emily Nestor

“She said he was very persistent and focused though she kept saying no for over an hour. She was disappointed that he met with her and did not seem to be interested in her résumé or skill set.” — Internal Document

On December 1, 2014, Bill Cosby resigned from Temple University’s board of trustees after a conversation with chairman Patrick O’Connor.

On December 3, 2014, attorney Douglas Mirell sent a letter to Amy Berg and the producers of “An Open Secret”, where he demanded removal of all references to SAG-AFTRA and copied in David White, Duncan Crabtree-Ireland and Pamela Greenwalt.

On December 11, 2014, Michael Egan was criminally indicted for securities and wire fraud.

“According to the indictment Egan lied about owning parts of Vegas hotels and casinos and knowing the CEO of a major bank. He also allegedly duped an attorney into telling his investors that he had $13 million in assets when in reality he had less than $11k to his name.” — TMZ

In 2015, Harvey Weinstein negotiated his employment contract with The Weinstein Company, which he then signed. The negotiation was partly held by Lance Maerov.

“According to the contract, if Weinstein ‘treated someone improperly in violation of the company’s Code of Conduct,’ he must reimburse TWC for settlements or judgments. Additionally, ‘You [Weinstein] will pay the company liquidated damages of $250,000 for the first such instance, $500,000 for the second such instance, $750,000 for the third such instance, and $1,000,000 for each additional instance.
The contract says as long as Weinstein pays, it constitutes a ‘cure’ for the misconduct and no further action can be taken. Translation — Weinstein could be sued over and over and as long as he wrote a check, he keeps his job.” — TMZ

The same year, Sarah Tither-Kaplan recorded an orgy scene with plastic guards until James Franco apparently removed them while simulating oral sex.

Also the same year, Maker Studios and Rabbit Bandini Productions agreed to a deal to premiere two original series created by Studio 4, with one being a behind-the-scenes documentary of Franco’s Sex Scenes master classes.

Also the same year, Hillary and Bill Clinton rented a home next to Weinstein in the Hamptons.

On January 23, 2015, Nick Bryant published the article “Here Is Pedophile Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein’s Little Black Book” in Gawker, which featured telephone numbers for people such as Alec Baldwin, David Blaine, Jimmy Buffett, Phil Collins, Ralph Fiennes, Dustin Hoffman, Courtney Love, Michael Ovitz, Richard Plepler and Chris Tucker.

On January 27, 2015, the attorney for SAG-AFTRA sent an e-mail to Amy Berg’s attorney to distance SAG-AFTRA from Michael Hannah.

On March 1, 2015, Ambra Battliana arrived in New York.

On March 26, 2015, Harvey Weinstein opened the New York Spring Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall, which was attended by Ambra Battilana where she met Weinstein. Battilana and Weinstein arranged for Battilana after a series of e-mails to interview on March 27, 2015 through Battilana’s modelling agency.

On March 27, 2015, at around 06:00 P.M., Battliana met with Weinstein at the Tribeca Film Center, where Weinstein asked whether her breasts were natural, groped her and then felt her up. Weinstein then offered her tickets to “Finding Neverland” that night. After the incident, Battilana informed the 1st Precinct Station’s Special Victims Squad that Weinstein had molested her during the audition. Weinstein later contacted Battilana while she was with the Special Victims Division, which led to Battilana and the Special Victims Division devising a quick sting operation.

On March 28, 2015, Battilana and Weinstein met at a bar at the Tribeca Grand Hotel, where they had a conversation which was secretly recorded by Battilana. Battilana excused herself to visit the bathroom, where she met with a detective from the New York Police Department’s Special Victims Unit.

“The next day, Gutierrez met Weinstein at the bar of the Tribeca Grand Hotel. A team of undercover officers helped guide her through the interaction. On the recording, which I have heard in full, Weinstein lists actresses whose careers he has helped and offers Gutierrez the services of a dialect coach. Then he presses her to join him in his hotel room while he showers. Gutierrez says no repeatedly; Weinstein persists, and after a while she accedes to his demand to go upstairs. But, standing in the hallway outside his room, she refuses to go father. In an increasingly tense exchange, he presses her to enter. Gutierrez says, ‘I don’t want to,’ ‘I want to leave,’ and ‘I want to go downstairs’. She asks him directly why he groped her breasts the day before.
‘Oh, please, I’m sorry, just come on in,’ Weinstein says. ‘I’m used to that. Come on. Please.’
‘You’re used to that?’ Gutierrez asks, sounding incredulous.
‘Yes,’ Weinstein says. He adds, ‘I won’t do it again.’
After almost two minutes of back-and-forth in the hallway, Weinstein finally agrees to let her leave.” — The New Yorker

In the evening, at 05:00 P.M., Weinstein was questioned by police at 1st Precinct Station about Battliana after being found by the Special Victims Unit in the hotel.

“We believe this is a blackmail attempt, and he did nothing wrong.” — Movie Industry Source

“But one law enforcement source insisted the case is ‘BS’. ‘It’s not going anywhere,’ the source said.” — New York Post

“Three of the women — among them Argento and a former aspiring actress named Lucia Evans — told me that Weinstein had raped them, forcibly performing or receiving oral sex or forcing vaginal sex. Four women said that they had experienced unwanted touching that could be classified as an assault. In an audio recording captured during a New York Police Department sting operation in 2015, Weinstein admits to groping a Filipina-Italian model named Ambra Battilaan Gutierrez, describing it as behaviour he is ‘used to.’ Four of the women I interviewed cited encounters in which Weinstein exposed himself or masturbated in front of them.” — The New Yorker

“The detectives were watching and recording as Weinstein sat down with her and spoke of their encounter in his office.
‘He basically apologised for what he did,’ the NYPD commander reports.
Then, the commander says, Weinstein had no sooner uttered the apology than he asked her up to his room.
‘Just to show you how incorrigible the guy is,’ the NYPD commander says.” — The Daily Beast

After March 28, 2015, Weinstein claimed to the board at The Weinstein Company that Battliani had set him up, which led to Lance Maerov creating a new code of behaviour for the company.

Also after March 28, 2015, a female assistant was coerced into giving Harvey Weinstein a massage while he was naked, which led to Lauren O’Connor writing a memo about the sexual harassment which was sent to several executives at The Weinstein Company, including Bob Weinstein. Harvey Weinstein later settled with O’Connor for a certain amount of money.

“I am a 28 year old woman trying to make a living and a career. Harvey Weinstein is a 64 year old, world famous man and this is his company. The balance of power is me: 0, Harvey Weinstein: 10.” — Lauren O’Connor’s Memo

By March 30, 2015, the Weinstein-Battliana investigation was covered by investigators in the office of District Attorney Cyrus Vance, Jr.

On March 30, 2015, Mara Siegler, Jamie Schram and Shawn Cohen, with contributions from Danika Fears, published the article “Weinstein accused of molesting model” in New York Post.

The same day, Jennifer Senior and John Podhoretz shared a Twitter conversation, where Senior stated that the Weinstein allegations were an open secret.

JENNIFER SENIOR: “At some pt, all the women who’ve been afraid to speak out abt Harvey Weinstein are gonna have to hold hands and jump:”
JOHN PODHORETZ: “Shouldn’t the story be to find a single human being with whom he wasn’t inappropriate?”
JENNIFER SENIOR: “It’s a despicable open secret.”

Also the same day, Marc Santora and Al Baker published the article “Harvey Weinstein, Producer, Questioned by New York Police After Groping Accusation” in The New York Times.

“‘They did not know each other,’ said one of the law enforcement officials, who agreed to speak only on the condition of anonymity because the investigation is continuing. ‘She didn’t know him and he didn’t know her; there is no indication she knew who he was.’” — The New York Times

On April 1, 2015, Battiliani was interviewed by Manhattan prosecutors at the District Attorney’s Office.

The same day, Nancy Dillon and Denis Slattery published the article “Ambra Battilana’s ex-boyfriend called model at the heart of 3 sex scandals — the latest Harvey Weinstein — ambitious, but a good person: ‘She’s a victim of her beauty’” in New York Daily News.

“Battilana ‘knows that Harvey has money and power and that he’s going to come after her,’ a source close to the accuser told the Daily News on Tuesday. ‘But she’s confident… she’s not afraid of Harvey’.” — A Different New York Daily News Article

Also the same day, Nicolás Medina Mora published the article “Weinstein’s Spokesman Doesn’t Deny Smearing Woman Accusing Him Of Groping” in BuzzFeed News.

“Harvey Weinstein’s spokesman on Wednesday did not deny that he is involved in the New York Post’s coverage smearing the woman accusing the Miramax founder of groping her.
Ken Sunshine, who has a history of representing big-name Hollywood clients, told BuzzFeed News ‘we are saying nothing beyond the statement’ when asked about the Post’s coverage, which attempts to portray the alleged victim’s sex life in an unflattering light.” — BuzzFeed News

On April 2, 2015, Rocco Parascandola, Brian Niemietz, Barbara Ross and Larry McShane published the article “EXCLUSIVE: Harvey Weinstein didn’t deny groping Ambra Battilana in telephone call set up by NYPD, source says” in New York Daily News.

The same day, Jordan Sargent published the article “Tell Us What You Know About Harvey Weinstein’s ‘Open Secret’” in Gawker.

“Senior and Podhoretz aren’t the only people to have heard stories of despicable behaviour from Weinstein. A New York-based tabloid journalist told me recently that a model friend of his encountered Weinstein at a North American film festival a few years ago. According to her story, Weinstein told her that if she wanted to act, she should come to his office — at which point he proposed a threesome between the two of them and Olivia Wilde. (The model declined both the threesome and the meeting, and, fearing retribution from the famously vindictive Weinstein, has so far declined to go on the record with the story.
Another journalist we spoke with had heard similar stories, all secondhand — an indie film producer had told her that stories of Weinstein’s behaviour will ‘make Bill Cosby look like a monk.’ People in the film industry, she said, understand Weinstein’s M.O. to be the following: he holds ‘casting sessions’ at his office on Friday evenings when he can be alone, and that he greets women in his bathrobe.” — Gawker

On April 3, 2015, Jamie Schram published the article “Model asked for film role from Weinstein after molestation claim” in New York Post.

On April 8, 2015, Nicolás Medina Mora published the article “Weinstein Accuser Helped Bring Down Disgraced Italian Premier’s Entourage” in BuzzFeed News.

On April 10, 2015, the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office announced that there would be zero charges against Harvey Weinstein in relation to Battilana.

“This case was taken seriously from the outset, with a thorough investigation conducted by our Sex Crimes Unit. After analysing the available evidence, including multiple interviews with both parties, a criminal charge is not supported.” — New York District Attorney’s Office

After April 10, 2015, Battilana reached a settlement with Weinstein, which resulted in Kroll taking control of all Battilana’s personal devices, removing evidence of Weinstein confessing to groping her, and signing a non-disclosure agreement.

In May 2015, Harvey Weinstein arranged with Kenneth Cole for two items — a sitting with a famous fashion photographer and a package of tickets to film events and parties — to be auctioned for amfAR, with $600,000.00 raised at the auction to be transferred to the American Repertory Theater to cover investor costs for “Finding Neverland”.

On May 30, 2015, Dalya Alberge published the article “Tyranny of the ‘casting couch’? It never went away, say actors” in The Guardian.

In June 2015, Ed Buck was photographed with Hillary Clinton.

The same month, Kevin Frost at amfAR questioned via e-mail the transfer of $600,000.00 in May 2015.

On June 5, 2015, Alyssa Rosenberg published the article “Hollywood’s harassment scandals prove that ‘Entourage’ is basically a documentary” in The Washington Post.

The same day, David Robb published the article “SAG-AFTRA Threatened To Sue Director Amy Berg Over ‘An Open Secret’” in Deadline.

On July 26, 2015, Adam B. Vary published the article “The Hollywood Sex Abuse Documentary That You Almost Couldn’t See” in BuzzFeed News, which was about the documentary “An Open Secret”, which mentioned that Amy Berg had met with Corey Feldman and Todd Bridges.

“An explicated in An Open Secret, [Evan] Henzi signed with his former manager Martin ‘Marty’ Weiss when he was 11, driven in part by his passion for singing, and also because Weiss also represented Henzi’s cousin. In the film, Weiss is presented as a rather dogged advocate for his clients, and a near constant presence in Henzi’s life, appearing in family home videos during holidays and birthday parties.
He was also sexually abusing Henzi. ‘He showed me porn,’ Henzi says about Weiss in the film. ‘And he said, ‘oh, these are clients having sex with their managers’’. The sections of An Open Secret about Weiss are bracingly stark and intimate. In one scene, taken from a home movie of Henzi’s birthday party, Weiss gives another young boy a back massage against a hair. ‘I’m getting a massage and it feels great, and I don’t care whether or not it looks bad,’ says the boy, provoking nervous laughter from Henzi’s mom, who is shooting the video.
‘It’s above the waist,’ says Weiss. ‘It’s not bad’.” — BuzzFeed News

The same day, Noreen Malone published the article “‘I’m No Longer Afraid’: 35 Women Tell Their Stories About Being Assaulted by Bill Cosy, and the Culture That Wouldn’t Listen” in The Cut.

On July 7, 2015, The Associated Press published the article “Excerpts of Bill Cosby’s statements in a 2005 deposition” in The Associated Press.

On July 17, 2015, Amy Berg’s documentary, “An Open Secret”, premiered at the Laemmle Music Hall in Beverly Hills, LA.

On August 12, 2015, Kate Aurthur published the article “Rose McGowan Is Starting A Revolution” in BuzzFeed News.

“That there’s no way to prosecute [Bill Cosby] is disgusting and vile on every possible level. These rape and child molestation statutes of limitations — what the fuck? That’s murder. You’re killing somebody. You are taking part of someone’s soul. It’s happened to me.” — Rose McGowan

On October 6, 2015, Ramin Setoodeh published the article “Ashley Judd Reveals Sexual Harassment by Studio Mogul (EXCLUSIVE)” in Variety, which was about Weinstein.

On October 31, 2015, Samantha Geimer was interviewed by NBC News about Poland rejecting a United States extradition request and said she was pleased with the result.

On November 5, 2015, Gary Baum published the article “Hollywood’s Most Notorious Party House Has 51 Bathrooms, 32 Bedrooms and a Lot of Angry Neighbours” in The Hollywood Reporter, which discussed a mega-mansion in the Hollywood Hills owned by Danny Fitzgerald.

In 2016, Weinstein sent Skidmore a series of texts prior to their final meeting, which had Weinstein strip naked in front of her, then masturbated in front of her.

The same year, Bryan Singer directed the film “X-Men: Apocalypse”. At some stage, Singer had a meeting with Graham King to discuss the filming of “Bohemian Rhapsody”.

“Reports of Singer’s erratic behaviour on set go back more than a decade, but Fox lived through some of the worst of it on 2016’s X-Men: Apocalypse. While Singer, 53, had some good moments, one insider says, he was ‘emotionally very frail,’ often unprepared and late to set. If challenged about his behaviour, he sometimes cried. Meanwhile, there were the usual distractions, this source says. Singer had visitors constantly coming and going — ‘people flying in and out of town, put up in hotels, all on his dime.’ Given all that, this person adds, ‘I was kind of shocked when they went forward with Rhapsody. How many at-bats do you get?” — The Hollywood Reporter

Also the same year, Terry Crews attended a Hollywood party, where he was allegedly groped by Adam Venit. The next day, Crews reported the incident to Venit’s talent agency and demanded action.

Also the same year, Weinstein hosted a fundraiser for Hillary Clinton.

On January 6, 2016, the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office declined to prosecute Bill Cosby for two sexual assault cases as they had passed the statute of limitations — “Jane Doe #1” (an incident in 1965 when she was 17-years-old at a Hollywood Hills home) and Chloe Goins (an incident in 2008 when she was 18-years-old at the PlayBoy Mansion).

On March 20, 2016, the movie “Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice” was premiered in New York, which was attended by Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Sue Kroll, Peggy Siegal and Jeffrey Epstein.

On May 13, 2016, Holly Raychelle Hughes published the article “IT HAPPENED TO ME: An Oscar Winner Bullied Me So Badly That I Quit The Film Industry” in XO Jane, which was about Alexander Payne.

“Clearly something major was going on in Hollywood. It was all organized. There are a lot of vipers in this industry, people who only have their own interests in mind. There is darkness in the underbelly. What bums me about these situations is that the victims can’t speak as loudly as the people in power. That’s the tragedy of attempting to reveal what is happening to innocent people: they can be squashed, but their lives have been irreparably damaged.” — Elijah Wood

“Let me be clear: This subject of child abuse is an important one that should be discussed and properly investigated. But as I made absolutely clear to the writer, I have no firsthand experience or observation of the topic, so I cannot speak with any authority beyond articles I have read and films I have seen.” — Elijah Wood

On May 22, 2016, Oliver Thring published the article “Hollywood’s evil secret” in The Sunday Times, which featured an interview with Elijah Wood.

On May 25, 2016, Seth Abramovitch published the article “Corey Feldman on Elijah Wood Hollywood Pedophilia Controversy: ‘I Would Love to Name Names’” in The Hollywood Reporter.

SETH ABRAMOVITCH: “A lot of this played out on your show, The Two Coreys. We know that Corey Haim obviously had a very tragic end, and it sounds like he had a lot harder time with child predators as he became a star.”
COREY FELDMAN: “He had more direct abuse than I did. With me, there were some molestations, and it did come from several hands, so to speak, but with Corey, his was direct rape, whereas mine was not actual rape. And his also occurred when he was 11. My son is 11 now, and I can’t even begin to fathom the idea of something like that happening to him. It would destroy his whole being. As I look at my son, a sweet, innocent, 11-year-old boy and then try to put him in Corey Haim’s shoes, I go, ‘Oh my God — well of course he was erratic and not well-behaved on sets and things like that’. What more could we expect of him really? Everybody deals with things differently.”
[…]
SETH ABRAMOVITCH: “Are these people still working in Hollywood?”
COREY FELDMAN: “One of them is. He’s still prominently in the business today.”
SETH ABRAMOVITCH: “And have you ever confronted him yourself or run into him?”
COREY FELDMAN:
“We’ve run into each other many times but no, I’ve never confronted him.”

On July 26, 2016, Emily Smith published the article “A-list Hollywood sex club is coming to New York” in Page Six, which announced the creation of Snctm in Los Angeles, set to open on September 10, 2016 in New York.

In the fall of 2016, a contract was arranged with Kroll on behalf of Weinstein to counter or suppress the sexual harassment allegations building in the background.

Potentially in fall of 2016, the organisation PSOPS was hired by Weinstein through David Boies, with investigators Jack Palladino and Sara Ness creating reports on McGowan. Weinstein also hired other firms, including one which created a profile on Rosanna Arquette.

Between start to mid-September 2016, Ben Wallace started to investigate Harvey Weinstein and the sexual harassment allegations for New York.

In October 2016, Dan Karson e-mailed Weinstein with 11 photographs of McGowan and Weinstein with each other taken after 1997, which Weinstein then forwarded to attorney Blair Berk.

The next day, Karson e-mailed Weinstein about one photograph where McGowan and Weinstein were speaking with each other.

On October 13, 2016, Rose McGowan tweeted: “Because my ex sold our movie to my rapist for distribution #WhyWomenDontReport”, followed by “because it’s been an open secret in Hollywood/Media & they shamed me while adulating my rapist. #WhyWomenDontReport”.

Weeks before October 28, 2016, Weinstein requested a meeting with Ben Wallace, Adam Moss, David Boies and a Kroll representative, but the meeting was declined by Moss. Karson then e-mailed Weinstein information about Wallace and Moss.

Before October 28, 2016, Ehud Barak introduced the organisation and leadership of Black Cube to Weinstein.

On October 28, 2016, Boies, Schiller & Flexner arranged a contract with Black Cube to operate on behalf of Harvey Weinstein, in order to hire two agents — one of whom was Stella Penn Pechanac — to use deceptive tactics to eventually block the publication of future New York Times and The New Yorker articles. Black Cube was also ordered to build psychological profiles on a dozen individuals, which included Rose McGowan, Ben Wallace, and outreach via e-mail to Jodi Kantor, with the investigation supposedly overseen by lawyers other than Boies, including Lisa Bloom. Boies, Schiller & Flexner then wired $100,000.00 — the first installment of a $600,000.00 invoice — to Black Cube.

The same day, “Anna” contacted Ben Wallace, where they discussed Weinstein.

On or after October 28, 2016, Weinstein started to mention Black Cube by name to associates and attorneys.

After October 28, 2016, “Anna” and Ben Wallace met a second time, where they discussed Weinstein with the conversation being potentially recorded.

Before December 2016, a National Enquirer reporter had a telephone conversation with Elizabeth Avellan, which was secretly recorded and then passed to Dylan Howard.

In December 2016, Dylan Howard and Weinstein shared an e-mail exchange, where Howard provided information gathered from a journalist at National Enquirer, which included a mention of an audio file of the journalist’s conversation with Avellan, and a list of contacts.

DYLAN HOWARD: “I have something AMAZING… eventually she laid into Rose pretty hard.”
HARVEY WEINSTEIN: “This is the killer. Especially if my fingerprints r not on this.”
DYLAN HOWARD: “They are not. And the conversation… is RECORDED.”

One day after Dylan Howard and Weinstein shared the exchange, Howard e-mailed Weinstein that an audio file would be sent to him.

“Absent a corporate decision to terminate the agreement with The Weinstein Company, I had an obligation to protect AMI’s interests by seeking out — but not publishing — truthful information about people who Mr. Weinstein insisted were making false claims against him. To the extent I provided ‘off the record’ information to Mr. Weinstein about one of his accusers — at a time when Mr. Weinstein was denying any harassment of any women — it was information I would never have allowed AMI to publish on the internet or in its magazines.” — Dylan Howard

The same month, Sara Ness of PSOPS sent an e-mail to Weinstein with a 100-page report on McGowan, while Palladino sent an e-mail with a profile on Adam Moss. PSOPS also profiled Wallace and Wallace’s ex-wife.

Also the same month, Weinstein requested Asia Argento to meet with him in Italy — while she considered agreeing, Anthony Bourdain warned her not to attend, leading her to decline. Weinstein also contacted another actress to meet with journalists.

Also the same month, Gemmel Moore wrote an entry in his journal.

“I pray that I can just get my life together and make sense. I help so many people but can’t seem to help myself. I honestly don’t know what to do. I’ve become addicted to drugs and the worst one at that. … I just hope the end result isn’t death.” — Gemmel Moore’s journal

On December 2, 2016, Patrick Smith published the article “Elijah Wood interview: ‘British comedy is wittier than American’” in The Telegraph, where he clarified his comments about Hollywood.

“Those quotes came out of me discussing a documentary I’d seen [called An Open Secret] and were taken incredibly out of context. But I now constantly get messages saying that I need to uncover the names of [the perpetrators], like I’ve somehow become a spokesperson for a whole group of people. Truth is, I have nothing to do with that world. I’m merely someone who is deeply disturbed by the fact that something like that exists.” — Elijah Wood

In 2017, Harry Dreyfuss started to discuss the Kevin Spacey groping story from 2008 to people in the theatre world in New York, where they informed him of similar stories.

Before January 2017, Black Cube provided a freelance journalist with contact information for actresses, journalists and business rivals of Weinstein.

“Two sources close to the effort and several documents show that the same freelancer received contact information for actresses, journalists and business rivals of Weinstein from Black Cube, and that the agency ultimately passed summaries of those interviews to Weinstein’s lawyers. When contacted about his role, the freelancer, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said that he had been working on his own story about Weinstein, using contact information fed to him by Black Cube. The freelancer said that he reached out to other reporters, one of whom used material from his interviews, in the hopes of helping expose Weinstein. He denied that he was paid by Black Cube or Weinstein.” — The New Yorker

In or around January 2017, Ronan Farrow started to investigate Harvey Weinstein and the sexual harassment allegations.

In January 2017, Black Cube’s freelance journalist contacted McGowan via telephone and recorded the conversation without informing her.

The same month, Malia Obama was hired as an intern at The Weinstein Company.

Also the same month, during hte Sundance Film Festival, Weinstein attended the Women’s March in Park City, UT.

In or after January 2017, Black Cube’s freelance journalist contacted one woman alleging against Weinstein’s behaviour.

The same month, New York Magazine decided to end their investigation into Weinstein due to a lack of on-the-record statements.

On January 19, 2017, Nick Clement published the article “Walk of Fame Honoree Brett Ratner’s Love of Cinema Is a Driving Force in His Career” in Variety, which featured an interview with Ratner.

“My closest friends are James Toback, Roman Polanski, Warren Beatty, Bob Evans — these are the guys who have helped me and given me the best advice. I show all my films to them, and Roman, he gives me the best notes. He’s so generous with his knowledge, and he’s always giving me ideas.” — Brett Ratner

In February 2017, the Weinstein Company hosted an Oscar ceremony party at the Montage Beverly Hills Hotel, which was attended by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jay-Z and Beyoncé.

In March 2017, Weinstein attempted to have all board members at amfAR to sign non-disclosure agreements following the conclusion of Gibson, Dunn & Cutcher’s investigation into the May 2015 auction money transfer, with four refusing — Vincent Roberti, Mervyn Silverman, Arlen Andelson and Jonathan Canno.

On March 27, 2017, Stephen Galloway published the article “The Roman Polanski Case That Won’t Go Away” in The Hollywood Reporter, which originally had the title “Roman Polanski Should Be Pardoned In Absentia”.

In April 2017, PSOPS’ Ness sent an e-mail to Weinstein with a list of Ronan Farrow’s contacts with women against Weinstein. PSOPS later sent Weinstein a report on Ronan Farrow and Jodi Kantor, which stated that two separate individuals that Farrow and Kantor interviewed separately relayed their conversations to Weinstein.

The same month, four members of the board at amfAR (Vincent Roberti, Mervyn Silverman, Arlen Andelson and Jonathan Canno) informed the New York Attorney General’s Office about the $600,000.00 transfer of funds arranged between Harvey Weinstein and Kenneth Cole in May 2015.

On April 3, 2017, the Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Scott Gordon rejected a motion by Polanski’s lawyers, including Harlan Braun, to end the outstanding case from 1977.

On April 7, 2017, Lisa Bloom tweeted: “BIG ANNOUNCEMENT: My book SUSPICION NATION is being made into a miniseries, produced by Harvey Weinstein and Jay Z!”

“Bloom said that Weinstein hired her about a year ago after he had the rapper Jay-Z jointly bought the TV rights to her 2014 book ‘Suspicion Nation,’ about the Trayvon Martin case. She said she began speaking with him at that time about long-standing rumours in Hollywood about his behaviour.” — The Washington Post

In May 2017, a literary agency e-mailed McGowan and introduced her to “Diana Filip” (a former Israel Defense Forces officer), Deputy Head of Sustainable and Responsible Investments at Reuben Capital Partners, as “Filip” requested McGowan to speak at a gala in late 2017 to discuss discrimination against women for $60,000.00.

Also in May 2017, McGowan and “Filip” met directly at the Peninsula Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA.

Between May — October 2017, McGowan met with “Filip” at hotel bars in Los Angeles and New York, and in Venice.

On June 11, 2017, the 71st Tony Awards was hosted by Kevin Spacey, which was watched by Anthony Rapp, Rapp’s boyfriend and Camryn Manheim while in Toronto.

In the summer of 2017, Rose McGowan discovered that the settlement agreement made with Weinstein back in 1997 did not have a confidentiality clause.

In July 2017, McGowan met with “Filip” and mentioned that she had spoken with Ronan Farrow about Weinstein.

One week after McGowan’s meeting with “Filip”, “Filip” sent an e-mail to Farrow and requested a meeting to join an anti-female discrimination campaign, which was ignored by Farrow.

Also the same month, Kroll and Black Cube built psychological profiles on a dozen individuals, including their sexual histories, which was monitored by Weinstein working with former employees, Denise Doyle Chambers and Pamela Lubell — both had been requested by Weinstein to work on a book about Miramax’s history and created a list of contacts, which Weinstein then shared with Black Cube.

In or after July 2017, Pechanac pretended to be a womens’ rights advocate and secretly recorded four separate meetings with McGowan.

On July 4, 2017, in the morning, a male escort reported to the Sheriff’s West Hollywood Police Station about Ed Buck and his actions.

On July 11, 2017, a contract for Black Cube to operate on behalf of Weinstein was renegotiated and signed off by lawyer David Boies — having originally been done on October 26, 2016, with part of the contract stating that intelligence must be acquired to prevent the release of a New York Times article and the book “Brave” being written by Rose McGowan.

“Mr. Boies said that this was being done by other lawyers working for Mr. Weinstein, including Lisa Bloom, a familiar legal commentator on TV and a lawyer specialising in sexual harassment cases. But Ms. Bloom, who recently stopped representing Mr. Weinstein, said in an email that she was surprised by Mr. Boies’s claims.
‘They are false,’ she said.” — The New York Times

On July 26, 2017, Ben Affleck sent an e-mail titled “Roe McGowan” to Harvey Weinstein, where he denied any knowledge of Rose McGowan informing him of the 1997 hotel room incident.

“Ben Affleck expressed the following in an email to Mr. Weinstein, ‘She never told me nor did I ever infer that she was attacked by anyone. Any accounts to the contrary are false. I have no knowledge about anything Rose did or claimed to have done.’” — Deadline

Before July 27, 2017, Gemmel Moore filed a police report about Ed Buck after being injected with a needle containing an unknown substance. Moore also informed his mother, LaTisha Nixon, that he was homeless.

On July 27, 2017, at 07:22 P.M., Gemmel Moore (26-years-old) was found deceased naked on a bed due to a methamphetamine overdose, surrounded by sex toys and 24 hypodermic needles with a journal on his person, at the home of Ed Buck in West Hollywood, CA.

“Ed Buck is the one to thank. He gave me my first injection of chrystal meth.” — Gemmel Moore’s journal

In the fall of 2017, James Franco’s Studio 4 in Los Angeles was closed down.

In August 2017, Black Cube’s freelance journalist contacted Annabella Sciorra via telephone, although Sciorra ended the conversation quickly.

The same month, Weinstein requested Lubell and Chambers to visit his office and asked for them to contact people in the list created for the Miramax book to enquire if the mainstream media had contacted them.

Around August 2017, Black Cube’s freelance journalist contacted Ben Wallace and Ronan Farrow via telephone.

Before August 7, 2017, LaTisha Nixon discovered that her son, Gemmel Moore, and her son’s friend were involved in sex work and both had Ed Buck as a client. A detective from West Hollywood Station also contacted Nixon and informed her that no drugs or paraphernalia were found at the home of Buck.

“When he calmed down, he told me that Ed Buck was one of my son’s clients and that Ed Buck was one of his clients as well. [Buck] would have my son to go out to… Santa Monica Boulevard looking for young gay black guys so he could inject them with drugs, see their reaction and how [they] would react and take pictures of them.”
[…]
“[He] would supply heroin, meth and other drugs to him to smoke or use with a needle. Buck would pleasure himself at the sight of my son using drugs…” — LaTisha Nixon

On August 7, 2017, Ryan Gierach published the article “Sex, Politics, Meth and Death in West Hollywood” in WeHo Times, which was about Ed Buck and the death of Gemmel Moore, which featured an interview with Gemmel’s mother LaTisha Nixon who suspected foul play.

“‘I called one of my son’s friends and was like, ‘who the hell is Edward Buck?’’ LaTisha Nixon said, speaking from her home in Spring Texas during a phone interview. ‘And my son’s friend was like, ‘oh my God, that’s that white guy, that wealthy white politican guy… he was like ‘oh my God…’’” — WeHo Times

On August 14, 2017, homicide detectives at the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office started to investigate Gemmel Moore’s death due to additional information and inquiries from LaTisha Nixon and friends of Gemmel.

On August 15, 2017, Richard Winton, Hailey Branson-Potts and Alene Tchekmedyian published the article “Detectives seek journal and friends of man who overdosed at home of prominent Democratic donor” in Los Angeles Times.

The same day, “Robin M.” hosted a news conference in Los Angeles, represented by Gloria Allred, where she said that Polanski had sexually assaulted her in 1973.

In mid-August 2017, Showtime premiered the eight-part documentary series “Naked SNCTM”.

In September 2017, “Filip” and “Paul”, claiming to be an employee at Reuben Capital Partners, met with McGowan.

In early September 2017, Weinstein met with Lubell and Chambers in his office and requested for them to contact people connected to actresses.

“Weinstein and his legal and public-relations teams have conducted a decades-long campaign to suppress these stories. In recent months, that campaign escalated. Weinstein and his associates began calling many of the women in this article. Weinstein asked Argento to meet with a private investigator and give testimony on his behalf. One actress who initially spoke to me on the record later asked that her allegation be removed from this piece. ‘I’m so sorry,’ she wrote. ‘The legal angle is coming at me and I have no recourse.’ Weinstein and his legal teram have threatened to sue multiple media outlets, including the New York Times.” — The New Yorker

On September 6, 2017, Melena Ryzik published the article “Kate Winslet Relives Two Haunting Film Experiences” in The New York Times.

MELENA RYZIK: “Did the allegations against Woody Allen give you pause?”
KATE WINSLET: “Of course one thinks about it. But at the same time, I didn’t know Woody and I don’t know anything about that family. As an actor in the film, you just have to step away and say, I don’t know anything, really, and whether any of it is true or false. Having thought it all through, you put it to one side and just work with the person. Woody Allen is an incredible director. So is Roman Polanski. I had an extraordinary working experience with both of those men, and that’s the truth.”

By September 23, 2017, the New York Attorney General’s Office, led by Eric Schneiderman, started to investigate the May 2015 auction arranged by Harvey Weinstein and amfAR.

On September 23, 2017, Megan Twohey published the article “Tumult After AIDS Fund-Raiser Supports Harvey Weinstein Production” in The New York Times.

On September 26, 2017, Renate Langer met with police in St. Gallen, Switzerland to discuss her alleged rape by Polanski in February 1972.

In late September 2017, Rose McGowan was offered $1 million in exchange for signing a non-disclosure agreement over her 1997 hotel room encounter with Weinstein — she declined and raised the value to $6 million.

On October 2, 2017, Scott Roxborough published the article “Roman Polanski Comments on Rape Case: ‘It’s Over’” in The Hollywood Reporter, which featured an interview with Polanski.

On October 3, 2017, Sophie Haigney, with contributions from Graham Bowley, Kitty Bennett and Susan Beachy, published the article “Roman Polanski Accused of Rape by Former German Actress” in The New York Times, which detailed Renate Langer’s accusation against Polanski.

On October 5, 2017, in the morning, Weinstein met with Lubell, Chambers and Lisa Bloom in his office due to the incoming publication of The New York Times’ story. Lubell sent an e-mail to the Board of Directors at The Weinstein Company with photographs of Weinstein meeting with various women prior to a crisis meeting.

The same day, Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey, with contributions from Rachel Abrams, William K. Rashbaum and Grace Ashford, published the article “Harvey Weinstein Paid Off Sexual Harassment Accusers For Decades” in The New York Times.

The same day, McGowan informed her lawyer to rescind the potential deal of $6 million to sign a non-disclosure agreement on behalf of Weinstein.

Also the same day, Weinstein released a statement where he attempted to use his liberalism as a defence.

“I am going to need a place to channel my anger so I’ve decided that I’m going to give the NRA my full attention. I hope Wayne LaPierre will enjoy his retirement party. I’m going to do it at the same place I had my Bar Mitzvah. I’m making a movie about our President, perhaps we can make it a joint retirement party. One year ago, I began organising a $5 million foundation to give scholarships to women directors at USC. While this might seem coincidential, it has been in the works for a year. It will be named after my mom and I won’t disappoint her.” — Harvey Weinstein’s Statement

Also the same day, in the evening, an emergency phone call meeting was held at The Weinstein Company, and Lisa Bloom suggested via e-mail to the board of directors to use the photographs gathered of Weinstein with various women to change the story.

“As the board convened an emergency phone meeting on Thursday evening to address the allegations, published in an investigation by The Times, Ms. Bloom sent an email to board members attacking the article. She outlined a plan that involved ‘more and different reporting’, including ‘photos of several of the accusers in very friendly poses with Harvey after his alleged misconduct’.
In one of the emails, Mr. Maerov scolded Ms. Bloom for ‘fanning the flames and compounding the problem’ and asked that she step away from the company. He pointed to a business deal she had previously reached to have Mr. Weinstein turn a book she had written into a television series.” — The New York Times

“It’s gross, yeah. I’m working with a guy who has behaved badly over the years, who is genuinely remorseful, who says, you know, ‘I have caused a lot of pain’.” — Lisa Bloom

“He’s thrown out the old playbook. He hasn’t gone out and dug up dirt on his accusers or tried to undermine their reputations. Instead, he has apologised for misconduct. He is deeply apologetic. He has acknowledged that he has to overcome his demons… he said, ‘Lisa, you’ve really gotten through to me’.” — Lisa Bloom [TWE Note: Blatant lies considering Kroll, Black Cube, PSOPS, the photographs Lisa Bloom herself was preparing, et cetera]

Also the same day, October 5, Emily Smith published the article “Exclusive: Harvey Weinstein gives first interview after shocking sex harassment claims” in Page Six.

“What I am saying is that I bear responsibility for my actions, but the reason I am suing is because of the Times’ inability to be honest with me, and their reckless reporting. They told me lies. They made assumptions. The Times had a deal with us that they would tell us about the people they had on the record in the story, so we could respond appropriately, but they didn’t live up to the bargain.” — Harvey Weinstein

Also the same day, Daniel Bates and James Wilkinson published the article “EXCLUSIVE: My wife and children ‘are standing by me’ claims Harvey Weinstein as he battles revelations of sexual harassment — and admits he has to ‘earn the forgiveness’ of Ashley Judd” in The Daily Mail.

On October 7, 2017, Lisa Bloom and Lanny Davis resigned from their advisory positions to Harvey Weinstein.

“I have resigned as an advisor to Harvey Weinstein. My understanding is that Mr. Weinstein and his board are moving toward an agreement.” — Lisa Bloom

The same day, Sam Levin published the article “‘We’re all complicit’: Were the Harvey Weinstein allegations an open secret?” in The Guardian.

“We’re all fucking complicit, and it has to stop. The industry at large provided shelter for his bad behaviour directly and indirectly.” — Emily Best

Between October 7–8, 2017, Weinstein and Georgina Chapman stayed at a Peninsula Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA, where they e-mailed industry leaders for support, which included an e-mail to the board at The Weinstein Company to try and prevent himself from being fired.

On October 8, 2017, after a three hour telephone meeting, Harvey Weinstein was removed from The Weinstein Company by the directors, Robert Weinstein, Lance Maerov, Richard Koenigsberg and Tarak Ben Ammar.

The same day, Sharon Waxman published the article “‘Harvey Weinstein’s Media Enablers’? The New York Times Is One of Them” in The Wrap.

Also the same day, Brooks Barnes published the article “Harvey Weinstein Is the (Whispered) Talk of Hollywood” in The New York Times.

“Welcome to Hollywood, where people love to wag self-rightoeous fingers — over the past year, awards shows have become a platform for industry bigwigs to rail against the Trump administration — but run for cover whenever the topic casts show business in an unflattering light.
From Thursday to Saturday, I called more than 40 entertainment industry players, and almost all refused to speak for the record. Some said it was because their companies (or publicists) needed to approve anything they would say, while others gave reasons that painted a picture of a community hobbled by fear, self-interest and hypocrisy. ‘Ladies of Hollywood,’ Rose McGowan, one of the actresses who settled with Mr. Weinstein, wrote on Twitter on Friday, ‘your silence is deafening’.
A publicist for an A-list actress said there was no ‘upside’ for her client to comment, especially since she did not have a movie to promote. One producer wanted to know who else was on the record so he would be ‘quoted in good company’. An agent said he was repulsed by the silence and quoted a Latin phrase meaning, ‘he who sits quietly gives consent’. Then he refused to talk.” — The New York Times

On October 9, 2017, Mary Hui and Eli Rosenberg published the article “The rise and fall of Harvey Weinstein, the Hollywood mogul accused of serial sexual harassment” in The Washington Post.

The same day, Sam Levin and Julia Carrie Wong published the article “Hollywood men silent over Weinstein allegations as women speak out” in The Guardian.

“The Guardian reached out to representatives of actors who have starred in Weinstein films, including Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Colin Firth, Bradley Cooper, Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio, Daniel Day-Lewis, Russell Crowe, George Clooney and Ewan McGregor, along with the directors Tarantino, Russell, Ryan Coogler, Tom Hooper, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Michael Moore, Rob Marshall, Robert Pulcini, Garth Davis, Doug McGrath, John Madden, Simon Curtis, Kevin Williamson, Martin Scorsese, John Hillcoat and John Wells.
None so far have commented, despite the fact that many have previously been vocal about gender equality in the industry and other social justice causes. Many have directly criticized Donald Trump amid similar accusations of sexual misconduct.” — The Guardian

Also the same day, Hannah Ellis-Petersen published the article “Actor Romola Garai felt ‘violated’ after Harvey Weinstein encounter” in The Guardian.

“Like every other woman in the industry, I’ve had an ‘audition’ with Harvey Weinstein, where I’d actually already had the audition but you had to be personally approved by him. So I had to go to his hotel room in the Savoy, and he answered the door in his bathrobe. I was only 18. I felt violated by it, it has stayed very clearly in my memory.” — Romola Garai

Also the same day, Tufayel Ahmed published the article “Exclusive: Judi Dench, Who Had Harvey Weinstein ‘Tattoo’ On Her Butt, Says Sexual Harassment Reports Are ‘Horrifying’” in Newsweek.

Also the same day, October 9, James Desborough published the article “EXCLUSIVE: Fashion designer Donna Karan comes to Harvey Weinstein’s DEFENSE suggesting his victims may have been ‘asking for it’ by the way they dress calling the shamed mogul and his wife ‘wonderful people’” in The Daily Mail.

On October 10, 2017, “Filip” sent an e-mail to McGowan to express support due to the Weinstein allegations being revealed.

“Hi Love, How are you feeling? … Just wanted to tell you how brave I think you are.” — “Filip”

The same day, Rose McGowan tweeted: “@benaffleck ‘GODDAMNIT! I TOLD HIM TO STOP DOING THAT’ you said that to my face. The press conf I was made to go to after assault. You lie.”

On October 10, 2017, Ronan Farrow published the article “From Aggressive Overtures to Sexual Assault: Harvey Weinstein’s Accusers Tell Their Stories” in The New Yorker, which included accounts from Asia Argento, Lucia Evans, Sophie Dix and 11 other women, including people who rejected Weinstein such as Mira Sorvino, Emily Nestor, Emma de Caunes, Jessica Barth and Rosanna Arquette.

“Asia Argento, an Italian film actress and director, said that she did not speak out until now — Weinstein, she told me, forcibly performed oral sex on her — because she feared that Weinstein would ‘crush’ her. ‘I know he has crushed a lot of people before,’ Argento said. ‘That’s why this story — in my case, it’s twenty years old, some of them are older — has never come out.” — The New Yorker

Also the same day, Jodi Kantor and Rachel Abrams published the article “Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelia Jolie and Others Say Weinstein Harassed Them” in The New York Times.

On October 11, 2017, a board of governors meeting was called by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in relation to Weinstein, with Kathleen Kennedy arguing for Weinstein to remain despite the allegations.

The same day, Léa Seydoux published the article “‘I had to defend myself’: the night Harvey Weinstein jumped on me” in The Guardian.

The same day, the New York Police Department’s Special Victims Division Cold Case Squad started to attempt to meet Lucia Evans about filing a criminal complaint against Harvey Weinstein, with two detectives travelling to meet Evans’ parents at their home.

Also the same day, Dan Merica published the article “Exclusive: Clinton ‘sick,’ ‘shocked’ and ‘appalled’ by Weinstein allegations” in CNN, which discussed an interview Hillary Clinton had with Fareed Zakaria.

Also the same day, Fred Heffer, Charlotte Krol and Alice Vincent published the article “They knew all along: Hollywood’s in-jokes about Harvey Weinstein” in The Telegraph.

Also the same day, Michael Daly published the article “Inside the NYPD’s Sting On Harvey Weinstein” in The Daily Beast.

On October 12, 2017, The Washington Post contacted and spoke with Alex Brewer about Weinstein.

The same day, TMZ published the article “EXCLUSIVE: Harvey Weinstein Contract with TWC ALLOWED FOR SEXUAL HARASSMENT”.

The same day, BBC News published the article “Harvey Weinstein: Did everyone really know?”

The same day, two detectives at the New York Police Department’s Special Victims Division Cold Case Squad met with Evans and her husband, Travis, in Washington, DC, and requested for her to submit a criminal complaint against Weinstein. After discussion of moving to a safe house, Evans and Travis decided to visit a friend in New York City.

Also the same day, Yohana Desta published the article “Why It Took So Long for the Harvey Weinstein Allegations to Surface” in Vanity Fair, which featured a discussion with Peter Biskind.

On October 12, 2017, Rose McGowan’s Twitter account was temporarily limited by Twitter after she tweeted an e-mail screenshot with a telephone number attached to it.

“TWITTER HAS SUSPENDED ME. THERE ARE POWERFUL FORCES AT WORK. BE MY VOICE. #ROSEARMY” — Rose McGowan’s Instagram

The same day, Corey Feldman tweeted: “HOWEVER 4 THE RECORD I WOULD LIKE 2 SAY NO HARVEY WEINSTEIN WAS NOT THE MAN WHO MOLESTED ME OR MY FORMER ACTING PARTNER. OBVIOUSLY PEDOS”.

On October 13, 2017, McGowan left Los Angeles, CA and arrived at a beach cottage in Hawaii to work on her book, “Brave”, where she remained for 1 1/2 days.

The same day, in the late evening, the Producers Guild of America rescheduled a meeting from October 14 to October 16 to discuss revoking Weinstein’s membership.

Also the same day, Heather Unruh tweeted: “The #weinsteinscandal has emboldened me — #truth time. I was a Kevin Spacey fan until he assaulted a loved one. Time the dominoes fell”.

Also the same day, Lisa O’Carroll published the article “Harvey Weinstein: English actor says alleged sexual assault ruined film career” in The Guardian, which was an exclusive about Sophie Dix.

Also the same day, Carson Griffith published the article “Exclusive: Harvey Weinstein and Georgina Chapman’s Hamptons Mansion Was Pulled Off the Market Today” in Architectural Digest.

Also the same day, Evans and Travis travelled to their friend’s house in New York City, where they remained for numerous days and met with attorneys to discuss the criminal complaint against Weinstein. Evans and Travis selected Carrie Goldberg to be their attorney.

On October 14, 2017, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences voted to expel Weinstein from their board of governors after a 2 hour meeting.

“The discussion was largely contained to Mr. Weinstein, according to two people there, but the board spent some time talking about the implications of censuring him. Mr. Polanski was one name mentioned.” — The New York Times

The same day, Monica Hesse and Dan Zak, with contributions from Helena Andrews, Bethonie Butler, Alice Crites, Geoff Edgers, Paul Farhi, Emily Heil, Elane Izadi, Kimberly Kindy, Stephanie Merary, Caitlin Moore, Anu Narayanswamy, Sarah Polus, Roxanne Roberts, Margaret Sullivan, Julie Tate, Ben Terris and Emily Yahr, published the article “Violence. Threats. Begging. Harvey Weinstein’s 30-year pattern of abuse in Hollywood” in The Washington Post.

Also the same day, Matthew Belloni and Gregg Kilday published the article “Bob Weinstein Gets Emotional on ‘Depraved’ Harvey, Saving the Company and His ‘Waking Nightmare’ (Exclusive)” in The Hollywood Reporter.

“I could not take his cheating, his lying and also his attitude towards everyone.” — Bob Weinstein

On October 15, 2017, a woman reported to the London Metropolitan Police of an assault done by Weinstein in 1992 in West London.

The same day, Charlotte Metcalf and Duncan Geddes published the article “‘Harvey Weinstein raped me in my home,’ British actress Lysette Anthony tells police” in The Sunday Times.

“Anthony, 54, told the Metropolitan police that she was raped by Weinstein in the late 1980s when he turned up at her London home.”
[…]
“In her account, published for the first time today by The Sunday Times, she claims that she became friendly with Weinstein after meeting him in New York. But everything changed when she met him for a drink at his rented home in Chelsea a few years later. ‘The next thing I knew he was half undressed and he grabbed me,’ she said.
‘It was the last thing I expected and I fled. That was when the predatory stalking began.’” — The Sunday Times

On October 16, 2017, Reese Witherspoon delivered a speech at the Elle Women In Hollywood event, where she recounted being assaulted by a director when she was 16-years-old.

The same day, Ira Madison III published the article “Hollywood’s Other ‘Open Secret’ Besides Harvey Weinstein: Preying on Young Boys” in The Daily Beast.

On October 17, 2017, Sandra Gonzalez published the article “Miramax insider: ‘Everybody’ knew about Weinstein’s behaviour” in CNN.

“Let’s be perfectly clear about one thing: Everybody-fucking-knew. We knew about the man’s hunger; his fervor; his appetite. There was nothing secret about this voracious rapacity; like a gluttonous ogre out of the Brothers Grimm. All couched in vague pormises of potential movie roles.” — Scott Rosenberg’s Facebook

On October 18, 2017, Roy Price resigned from his position as Head of Amazon’s film and television department after an allegation from Isa Hackett about a taxi ride in 2015, as well as another actress accusing him of failing to report an allegation about Harvey Weisntein.

On October 19, 2017, Mickael Chemloul was interviewed by BFMTV, where he discussed his role as Weinstein’s chauffeur from 2008 to 2013.

“I had the feeling of driving poor innocent people, innocent girls, to the jaws of the wolf and I could not say to them: ‘Be careful where you’re heading — it’s dangerous’. When they left Weinstein’s place, there was sadness; they were melancholy. I didn’t know what had happened, but I had to console them — offer them water, or a cigarette.” — Mickael Chemloul

On October 23, 2017, “Filip” sent an e-mail to McGowan.

The same day, Matthew Garrahan published the article “Harvey Weinstein: how lawyers kept a lid on sexual harassment claims” in The Financial Times, which was about Zelda Perkins.

On October 27, 2017, Rose McGowan attended the inaugural Women’s Convention in Detroit as a featured speaker.

“I have been silenced for 20 years. I have been slut-shamed. I have been harassed. I have been maligned. And you know what? I’m just like you.” — Rose McGowan

By October 28, 2017, Rose McGowan was in e-mail contact with Asia Argento.

On October 28, 2017, Susan Dominus published the article “Refusing Weinstein’s Hush Money, Rose McGowan Calls Out Hollywood” in The New York Times.

On October 29, 2017, Adam B. Vary published the article “Actor Anthony Rapp: Kevin Spacey Made A Sexual Advance Toward Me When I Was 14” in BuzzFeed News.

On October 29, 2017, Kevin Spacey tweeted denial of any knowledge of any sexual activity with Anthony Rapp and then announced his homosexuality.

“I have a lot of respect and admiration for Anthony Rapp as an actor. I’m beyond horrified to hear his story. I honestly do not remember the encounter, it would have been over 30 years ago. But if I did behave then as he describes, I owe him the sincerest apology for what would have been deeply inappropriate drunken behaviour, and I am sorry for the feelings he describes having carried with him all these years.
This story has encouraged me to address other things about my life. I know that there are stories out there about me and that some have been fueled by the fact that I have been so protective of my privacy. As those closest to me know, in my life I have had relationships with both men and women. I have loved and had romantic encounters with men throughout my life, and I choose now to live as a gay man. I want to deal with this honestly and openly and that starts with examining my own behaviour.” — Kevin Spacey

On October 31, 2017, Neil Syson, James Beal and Stephen Moyes published the article “EXCLUSIVE: SLEAZY SPACEY SHOWED ME HIS CLOCK — Kevin Spacey ‘flashed British barman, 19, before giving him his £5,000 watch to buy his silence’” in The Sun.

In November 2017, London’s Metropolitan Police opened an investigation into Kevin Spacey after receiving a report of sexual assault from a man which occurred in Lambeth in 2008. Later in the month, another man reported an alleged sexual assault by Spacey in Lambeth in 2005.

The same month, roughly 20 men informed The Old Vic’s board of trustees about Kevin Spacey’s actions.

On November 1, 2017, Amy Kaufman and Daniel Miller published the article “Six women accuse filmmaker Brett Ratner of sexual harassment or misconduct” in The Los Angeles Times.

“He’s gone on to be this real power in this town. He’s a big character. He’s a big personality. But you know what I love about Brett, he wants that for everybody else too.” — Patty Jenkins

The same day, Anna Graham Hunter published the article “Dustin Hoffman Sexually Harassed Me When I Was 17 (Guest Column)” in The Hollywood Reporter.

Also the same day, Corey Feldman published the article “Hollywood’s Other ‘Open Secret’ Is the Abuse of Child Actors” in NBC News.

“What I do know is that at least one of my abusers is still working, still powerful. And there are other people who are not as powerful also still working, including one guy I know of who now works for the Los Angeles Dodgers.” — Corey Feldman

By November 2, 2017, the New York Attorney General’s Office opened a criminal investigation into the $600,000.00 transfer arranged by Harvey Weinstein and Kenneth Cole in May 2015.

On November 2, 2017, Megan Twohey and William K. Rashbaum published the article “Transactions Tied to Weinstein and AIDS Charity Are Under Investigation” in The New York Times.

The same day, Rebecca Keegan published the article “Paz de la Huerta Says Harvey Weinstein Raped Her Twice. Will That Bring Him to Justice?” in Vanity Fair.

Also the same day, Brett Ratner denied any sexual harassment or misconduct with either Olivia Munn, Natasha Henstridge or others.

On November 3, 2017, Kevin Spacey was fired from House of Cards, and his biopic on Gore Vidal titled Gore was also shelved. The Creative Artists Agency (CAA) also dropped Spacey as a client.

On November 4, 2017, Harry Dreyfuss published the article “Actor Harry Dreyfuss: When I Was 18, Kevin Spacey Groped Me” in BuzzFeed News.

On November 5, 2015, Gary Baum published the article “Hollywood’s Most Notorious Party House Has 51 Bathrooms, 32 Bedrooms and a Lot of Angry Neighbors” in Hollywood Reporter, which was about a mega-mansion in the Hollywood Hills developed by Danny Fitzgerald.

On November 6, 2017, Ronan Farrow published the article “Harvey Weinstein’s Army of Spies” in The New Yorker.

On November 7, 2017, Katie Spencer and Amy Hitchcock published the article “Former child actors reveal sexual abuse in Hollywood” in Sky News, which featured interviews with Nathan Forrest Winters’ dealings with the Victor Salva during the creation of Clownhouse, and Todd Bridges.

“I was basically black ballled for telling the truth. He’s been coddled completely, big names in Hollywood have been backing him throughout the entire process. Seems like there’s an exclusive clube and Victor’s part of that club.” — Nathan Forrest Winters

The same day, Colony Capital’s discussions with The Weinstein Company to purchase the business broke down and ultimately ended.

Between November 9–14, 2017, David Boies and The New York Times reached a point of contention due to their discovery of Black Cube’s investigations on behalf of Weinstein, which led to The New York Times firing Boies, Schiller & Flexner.

On November 9, 2017, Stella Penn Pechanac and Alexander Korovin arranged two false job interviews in London, representing the fictitious organisation Casear & Company, with a former West Face Capital employee who resided in Hong Kong and a current West Face Capital employee, Bei Huang, who resided in Toronto in order to acquire proprietary information held by West Face Capital on behalf of Catalyst Capital. Huang was notified by West Face Capital that the meeting was false.

On November 10, 2017, Louis C.K. released a statement and confirmed that The New York Times article about him from November 9, 2017 was completely correct.

“I want to address the stories told to The New York Times by five women named Abby, Rebecca, Dana, Julia who felt able to name themselves and one who did not.
These stories are true. At the time, I said to myself that what I did was O.K. because I never showed a woman my dick without asking first, which is also true. But what I learned later in life, too late, is that when you have power over another person, asking them to look at your disk isn’t a question. It’s a predicament for them. The power I had over these women is that they admired me. And I wielded that power irresponsibly.” — Louis C.K.

On November 13, 2017, Gary Baum published the article “Tom Sizemore Was Removed From Movie Set for Allegedly Violating 11-Year-Old Girl” in The Hollywood Reporter.

On November 15, 2017, Matthew Goldstein and William K. Rashbaum, with contributions from Barry Meier and Irit Panzer, published the article “Deception and Ruses Fill the Toolkit of Investigators Used by Weinstein” in The New York Times.

On November 17, 2017, Ben Affleck was interviewed by TODAY, where he discussed Harvey Weinstein and Rose McGowan.

“I knew [Weinstein] was sleazy and kind of a bully, but unfortunately that wasn’t that uncommon. I was brand new to Hollywood… I was 24-years-old, I never made a movie and didn’t know much of anything really. It really is a shame…”
[…]
“I don’t really want to get into other people’s individual stories because I feel like those are your stories, and they’re entitled to tell as much or as little of those as they want. I believe Rose, I support her, I really like and admire her tenacidy, and I wish her the best.” — Ben Affleck

Around November 23, 2017, Bryan Singer requested for production on “Bohemian Rhapsody” to stop for multiple weeks as he wanted to return home — despite warnings to remain and finish the film, he left.

On November 27, 2017, the 27th Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards were hosted, which was attended by Jeffrey Epstein.

In late 2017, the Southern District of New York started to investigate whether Harvey Weinstein had breached federal stalking laws. The investigation included a review of the rape allegation against Weinstein lodged by Paz de la Huerta, who provided statements twice to the New York Police Department, and a review of Lucia Evans’ accusation, and also federal agents visiting London and Los Angeles to interview women.

In December 2017, the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department started to investigate a sexual harassment claim against Kevin Spacey from 1992.

The same month, a man reported to London’s Metropolitan Police that he was allegedly sexually assaulted by Kevin Spacey in Westminster in 2005.

On December 1, 2017, Michael Wolff published the article “Harvey Weinstein: Everyone knew” in GQ Magazine.

On December 6, 2017, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences installed a new Standards of Conduct.

On December 11, 2017, Ira Madison III published the article “Has Bryan Singer’s Hollywood Empire Finally Crumbled?” in The Daily Beast.

On December 13, 2017, a man informed London’s Metropolitan Police that he was allegedly sexually assaulted by Kevin Spacey in Westminster.

On January 7, 2018, James Franco won a Golden Globe for his acting as Tommy Wiseau in the movie “The Disaster Artist”.

“Why is a man hosting? Why is James Franco allowed in? Said too much Nite love ya.”
[…]
“Ok wait. Bye. Christian Slater and James Franco at a table on @goldenglobes. #MeToo”
[…]
“James Franco just won. Please never ever ask me why I left the film/tv business.” — Ally Sheedy

On January 8, 2018, Sarah Tither-Kaplan tweeted: “Hey James Franco, nice #timesup pin at the #GoldenGlobes, remember a few weeks ago when you told me the full nudity you had me do in two of your movies for $100/day wasn’t exploitative because I signed a contract to do it? Times up on that!”

The same day, Violet Paley tweeted: “Cute #TIMESUP pin James Franco. Remember the time you pushed my head down in a car towards your exposed penis & that other time you told my friend to come to your hotel when she was 17? After you had already been caught doing that to a different 17 year old?”

On January 9, 2018, James Franco was interviewed by Stephen Colbert on “The Late Show”, where he denied the allegations of sexual impropriety.

“First of all, I have no idea what I did to Ally Sheedy. I directed her in a play Off Broadway, I had nothing but a great time with her, total respect for her. I have no idea why she was upset. The things that I heard that were on Twitter are not accurate, but I completely support people coming out and being able to have a voice.” — James Franco

On January 11, 2018, Daniel Miller and Amy Kaufman published the article “Five women accuse actor James Franco of inappropriate or sexually exploitative behaviour” in The Los Angeles Times, which featured quotes from Sarah Tither-Kaplan and Katie Ryan.

The same day, Sonia Rao published the article “James Franco accused of sexually inappropriate behavior by more women, including students” in The Washington Post.

On January 13, 2018, Eliza Dushku posted a Facebook message about her experiences on the film “True Lies”, where she accused Joel Kramer of sexual molestation when she was 12-years-old (1993).

The same day, Nellie Andreeva published the article “Eliza Dushku’s ‘True Lies’ Legal Guardian Backs Actress’ Sexual Assault Claims, Calls Joel Kramer ‘Pedophile’” in Deadline.

On January 14, 2018, Eliza Dushku posted a second Facebook message where she stood by her accusation of Joel Kramer.

“I stand by what I said here. His denials are not accurate. What I wrote is the truth. I won’t let him victimise me again.” — Eliza Dushku

The same day, Nellie Andreeva published the article “Eliza Dushku’s Former Agent & A Friend Confirm Her Sexual Assault Story On ‘True Lies’ Set: ‘Nobody Really Did Anything’” in Deadline.

Also the same day, Jamie Lee Curtis published the article “Truth And Lies” in The Huffington Post.

“Yesterday, Eliza Dushku published her account of having been molested during the shooting of the movie ‘True Lies,’ in which I played her mother. She had shared that story with me privately a few years ago. I was shocked and saddened then and still am today.” — Jamie Lee Curtis

On January 15, 2018, Steven Seagal denied any allegations placed against him by Rachel Grant, which allegedly happened in September 2002 in Sofia, Bulgaria during the making of Out For a Kill.

On January 17, 2018, TMZ published the article “Kevin Spacey — Cops Investigate 3rd London Sexual Assault”, which revealed that the Child Abuse and Sexual Offences Command was investigating the Spacey case in London.

On January 23, 2018, Daniel Bates published the article “EXCLUSIVE — Civil war at Hollywood’s most elite sex club: Infamous $75K-a-year member ‘Bunnyman’ is booted out for his ‘disgusting’ behaviour towards the founder’s 12-year-old daughter” in The Daily Mail, which detailed Phuong Tran’s mean-spirited messages to Damon Lawner’s 12-year-old daughter via Instagram.

“In a release to its members, Snctm said that Tran was losing his Dominus membership, which costs $75,000 and is only available to 20 people worldwide.”
[…]
“Tran’s Dominius membership would have cost him $75,000 a year meaning that since Snctm was founded in 2012 he would have paid around $500,000 in total.
It would have got him entry the private ‘Oculus Dei’ lounge at Masquerade events.” — The Daily Mail

On January 30, 2018, Rose McGowan released her book, “Brave”.

The same day, Mike Fleming, Jr. published the article “Harvey Weinstein Uses Emails From Jill Messick, Ben Affleck To Deny Rose McGowan Claims” in Deadline.

Also the same day, Hadley Freeman published the article “What does Hollywood’s reverence for child rapist Roman Polanski tell us?” in The Guardian.

“While researching this article I had a couple of off-the-record discussions with actors and film-makers about their true feelings about Polanski. One admitted they regretted their previous support, given the new allegations, but couldn’t bring themselves to say so publicly. But mainly I heard people insist their friend is not a rapist.” — Hadley Freeman, The Guardian

On January 31, 2018, Chris Spargo published the article “EXCLUSIVE: ‘She never told me she was attacked’: Ben Affleck DENIES Rose McGowan told him she was raped by Harvey Weinstien in bombshell email he sent to disgraced mogul” in The Daily Mail.

In February 2018, two men separately spoke with London’s Metropolitan Police and informed them of alleged sexual assaults committed by Kevin Spacey, one in Lambeth in 2008 and another in Gloucester in 2013.

On February 6, 2018, BBC News published the article “Quentin Tarantino interview about Roman Polanski rape resurfaces”.

On February 27, 2018, Nicki DeMarco and Erin Patrick O’Connor published the article “Hollywood’s greatest betrayal: How sexual predators used their power to operate in plain sight” in The Washington Post.

In March 2018, Governor Andrew Cuomo requested for New York Attorney General Schneiderman to review Cyrus Vance’s handling of the 2015 Weinstein investigation.

The same month, the Los Angeles Court District Attorney’s Office declined to file charges against Adam Venit for groping Terry Crews in 2016 as it was not a felony.

On March 26, 2018, Nellie Andreeva published the article “Nickelodeon Parts Ways With TV Series Producer Dan Schneider” in Deadline.

“Among other things, I hear there had been multiple complaints of abusive behaviour against Schneider filed by members of his staff.”
[…]
“But along with all his success, for years Schneider had been under a cloud of suspicion over the treatment of some younger stars of his shows. Among the things that have raised eyebrows are his tweeted photos of the toes of his young female stars. Additionally, there have been issues with bloated budgets and long production days on Schneider’s shows.” — Deadline

“A source close to Schneider strongly denied he had been inappropriate with his younger stars, but did admit of his temper, ‘he could be an asshole.’
[…]
A source claimed Schneider had been the victim of false online smears, and that his exit comes amid a change of management at the network, a disagreement over the ending for ‘Game Shakers’ and a fight over studio space.” — Page Six

On March 29, 2018, Emily Yahr published the article “The sudden end of Dan Schneider’s time at Nickelodeon, where he built an empire” in The Washington Post.

In April 2018, a man contacted London’s Metropolitan Police and informed them of Spacey committing sexual assault on him in Westminster in 1996.

On April 11, 2018, the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department revealed that it had been investigating a 1992 claim against Kevin Spacey since December 2017 and that it had presented its finding to the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office for review.

On April 17, 2018, Debra Birnbaum published the article “‘House of Cards’ Star Michael Kelly on Kevin Spacey’s Exit (EXCLUSIVE)” in Variety.

DEBRA BIRNBAUM: “Do you still talk to him?”
MICHAEL KELLY: “I haven’t, no. All I know is what I hear, but I don’t know. It’s tough. You go from talking to someone often to not at all, and in any profession, in anything, circumstances removed, what happened removed, it’s strange… and I’m still processing. I haven’t formulated any opinion, and I haven’t talked publicly about it. This is the first thing I’ve ever said. I think I’m still going through a lot, processing the whole thing. It’s tough.”

On April 24, 2018, a 7-man, 5-woman jury started to deliberate the Cosby case at the Montgomery County Courthouse. The case considered the testimonies of Andrea Constand, Janice Dickinson, Heidi Thomas, Lise-Lotte Lublin and Chelan Lasha.

On April 26, 2018, Bill Cosby was convicted on three counts of sexual assault against Andrea Constand — penetration with lack of consent, penetration while unconscious and penetration after administering an intoxicant.

On April 30, 2018, Alex Gonzalez published the article “Why Hasn’t Dan Schneider Had His #MeToo Moment?” in Medium.

Between late April 2018 — early May 2018, federal agents investigating Weinstein’s federal stalking case visited California.

On May 1, 2018, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Board of Governors held a meeting and voted to expel Bill Cosby and Roman Polanski from their membership.

“It is an ugly and cruel action which serves only appearance. It does nothing to change the sexist culture in Hollywood today and simply proves that they will eat their own to survive. I say to Roman, good riddance to bad rubbish, the Academy has no true honour, it’s all just P.R.”
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“They could at least expel him on his own, but to tag him onto Cosby, what a bunch of douchebags.” — Samantha Geimer

On May 6, 2018, Ronan Farrow published the article “Israeli Operatives Who Aided Harvey Weinstein Collected Information On Former Obama Administration Officials” in The New Yorker.

On May 8, 2018, Polanski’s attorney, Harland Braun, sent a letter to John Bailey and threatened to sue the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences over the expulsion of Polanski.

On May 23, 2018, Nicole Hong and Zolan Kanno-Youngs published the article “Federal Prosecutors Start Sex-Crimes Investigation Into Harvey Weinstein” in The Wall Street Journal.

Alan Feuer, with contributions from William Rashbaum and James C. McKinley, Jr. published the article “Federal Inquiry Into Weinstein Expanded to Include Stalking” in The New York Times.

Before May 24, 2018, Evans decided to proceed with the criminal complaint against Harvey Weinstein with the New York Police Department.

On May 24, 2018, it was revealed that Harvey Weinstein would turn himself in to the New York Police Department on May 25, 2018.

On May 25, 2018, Harvey Weinstein turned himself in to New York Police Department with a bail set at $1 million for charges related to Lucia Evans and another woman.

The same day, Ronan Farrow published the article “Behind the Scenes of Harvey Weinstein’s Arrest” in The New Yorker.

On June 26, 2018, Terry Crews testified before a Senate Judiciary Committee about sexual abuse and stated he would not appear in The Expendables 4 due to the sexual harassment lawsuit against Adam Venit as Avi Lerner had contacted Crews’s manager and requested him to drop the suit in exchange for the role.

“What happened to me has happened to many, many other men in Hollywood, and since I came forward with my story I have had thousands and thousands of men come to me and say ‘Me too, this is my story. But I did not have the confidence, or I did not feel safe enough, to come out’. Because what happens is you get blacklisted, your career is in danger — after that, no one wants to work with you.” — Terry Crews

On June 29, 2018, Terry Crews tweeted: “Why didn’t you say something? I did. Why didn’t you push him off? I did. Why didn’t you cuss him out? I did. Why didn’t you tell the police? I did. Why didn’t you press charges? I did. Why did you just let it happen? I didn’t. Why didn’t you beat him up? (Sigh)”

On July 3, 2018, TMZ published the article “Kevin Spacey Investigated for 3 New Sexual Assaults in London”, which details three new investigations of Spacey by London’s Metropolitan Police for incidents in 1996, 2008 and 2013.

On July 8, 2018, Robin Wright was interviewed by Savannah Guthrie on NBC News, where she said she had no knowledge of Spacey’s actions outside of the work done on House of Cards.

“We were coworkers, really. We never socialised outside of work. [It was a] respectful, professional relationship. He was so great with me. He was never disrespectful to me, so that’s my personal experience. That’s the only thing that I feel I have the right to talk about. Kevin and I knew each other between action and cut and in between setups where we would giggle. I didn’t know the man. I knew the incredible craftsman that he is.”
[…]
“I haven’t heard from him and I don’t even know how to reach him.” — Robin Wright

On July 10, 2018, homicide detectives at the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office presented their investigation into Gemmel Moore’s death to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.

Before July 11, 2018, Anka Radakovich attended an event at the members-only Soho House in West Hollywood and learned about Snctm from previous attendees. Radakovich then contacted Snctm’s founder, Damon Lawner, and secured free passage due to being a journalist and agreeing to remain secret about identities of attendees. At midnight, Radakovich and her boyfriend visited the “Snctm Mansion”, worth $4.5 million, in Holmby Hills near the PlayBoy Mansion, which was also attended by a British rock star.

“But of the 20 or so women I talk to at the party, eight say they’re professional models or actors. One says she’s a talent agent’s assistant, one a mortgage broker, one a housewife, three are students, and five simply say they do ‘a lot of things’.”
[…]
“I then proceed to the ‘playroom,’ a dimly lit, attic-like space with a bunch of white futons on the floor. That’s where I recognise my first celebrity in the flesh: a British rock star who I’ve had a crush on since I was 12. I can’t stop gawking at him; it’s like watching a celebrity sex tape IRL. As he digitally penetrates the woman’s butt, I make accidental eye contact with him. I give him a thumbs-up. He returns it with the hand he isn’t using.” — Men’s Health

“Thanks for inviting me to the pagan Hollywood sex cult. I love LA.” — Anka Radakovich’s Date

On July 11, 2018, Dr. Jenn Mann published the article “Sex Parties Are Making a Comeback — Especially in Hollywood” in InStyle.

“I started hearing more and more about sex party culture in my Beverly Hills practice about three years ago. And I knew it wasn’t just the fringes of society when those stories started coming from mainstream actors and actresses. That’s right, this is a trend that Hollywood’s elite has embraced. And sometimes, it comes with a high price tag. Organisers like Snctm charge five figures for tickets, and there are more exclusive membership packages, so to speak. Other VIP sex parties are hosted at people’s private residences; they are strictly invitation only, and the guest lists are impenetrable.” — Dr. Jenn Mann

The same day, Anka Radakovich published the article “I Went to Snctm, a Secret Celebrity Sex Party With a $75,000 Membership Fee” in Men’s Health.

On July 26, 2018, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office declined to file charges against Ed Buck for the death of Gemmel Moore due to insufficient evidence and an inadmissable search and seizure.

“Gemmel Moore’s death was a tragedy. It’s now clear that Ed Buck had nothing to do with it.” — Seymour Amster, attorney

On August 26, 2018, Louis C.K. returned to the comedy stage for 15 minutes at the Comedy Cellar in New York’s Greenwich Village.

On September 5, 2018, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office declined to prosecute Kevin Spacey for the alleged sexual assault incidents in 1992 as they were outside of California’s statute of limitations.

The same day, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced that a 1992 sexual allegation reported in April 2018 against Kevin Spacey would not be prosecuted as it was outside California’s statute of limitations.

Before September 6, 2018, the federal investigation into Harvey Weinstein led by the Southern District of New York expanded to include his dealings with the organisation Black Cube.

On September 6, 2018, Nicole Hong and Bradley Hope published the article “Federal Prosecutors Exploring New Charges Against Harvey Weinstein” in The Wall Street Journal, which discussed an investigation into Weinstein’s dealings with Black Cube.

On October 15, 2018, Bryan Singer made a post on Instagram where he mentioned a future Esquire article would be negative against him.

“I have known for some time that Esquire magazine may publish a negative article about me. They have contacted my friends, colleagues, and people I don’t even know. In today’s climate where people’s careers are being harmed by mere accusations, what Esquire is attempting to do is a reckless disregard for the truth, making assumptions that are fictional and irresponsible.
The article will attempt to rehash false allegations and bogus lawsuits. http://bit.ly/exampleboguslawsuit (link in bio). This article will misuse quotes from ‘sources’ that will claim to have ‘intimate’ knowledge of my personal life. It will also attempt to establish guilt by association simply because of people I’ve either known or met in the past. They will be attempting to tarnish a career I’ve spent 25 years to build.
Incidentially, this article has been conveniently timed with the release of my film, Bohemian Rhapsody. I am immensely proud of this film and everyone involved.” — Bryan Singer

On October 31, 2018, Kim Masters published the article “‘How Many At-Bats Do You Get?’: Why Fox Hired (Then Fired) Bryan Singer on ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’” in The Hollywood Reporter.

On January 7, 2019, at 01:00 A.M., Timothy Dean (55-years-old) was found deceased in Ed Buck’s West Hollywood apartment by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

“My son journal was found after he was killed this is what he said. I had no idea my baby was dealing with so much hurt and pain. Ed Buck must be convicted he will not stop he will continue to hurt and kill black men. There are 2 people now that have lost their lives..” — LaTisha Nixon

On February 26, 2019, LaTisha Nixon filed a wrongful death lawsuit for the late Gemmel Moore at Ed Buck.

Between April 15–19, 2019, Roman Polanski filed a lawsuit in California against the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences where he disputed the reasons behind his expulsion from the Academy.

“The procedures taken to expel Mr. Polanski were fair and reasonable. The Academy stands behind its decision as appropriate.” — The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

On July 10, 2019, Tatiana Siegel and Marisa Guthrie published the article “Jeffrey Epstein Moved Freely in Hollywood Circles Even After 2008 Conviction” in The Hollywood Reporter.

On July 13, 2019, Jodi Kantor, Mike McIntire and Vanessa Friedman, with contributions from Jacob Bernstein, Dennis Overbye, Sarah Maslin Nir and Megan Twohey, published the article “Jeffrey Epstein Was a Sex Offender. The Powerful Welcomed Him Anyway.” in The New York Times.

Between July 15–21, 2019, Peggy Siegel was fired from a consultant position in the Emmy campaign led by Netflix, and her relationships with Netflix and FX Network came to an end. Siegel was also removed from an oversight position of the August 12 premiere of Annapurna’s “Where’d You Go, Bernadette?” directed by Richard Linklater.

On July 22, 2019, Matt Donnelly and Brent Lang, with contributions from Cynthia Littleton, published the article “Hollywood Studios, Networks Cut Ties With Peggy Siegel Over Jeffrey Epstein Scandal” in Variety.

On September 4, 2019, “Joe Doe” (37-years-old) was injected with metamphetamine after a visit to Ed Buck’s apartment and needed medical assistant.

Between September 9–15, 2019, “Joe Doe” visited Ed Buck’s apartment a second time and was injected a second time with metamphetamine, where “Doe” fled and contacted the police.

On September 17, 2019, a third victim, “Joe Doe”, survived a methamphetamine overdose at Ed Buck’s apartment and Buck was arrested by Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Buck was charged with operating a drug house, administering methamphetamines and battery and being a sexual predator.

On September 18, 2019, Jose A. Del Real and Laura M. Holson, with contributions from Arit John, Daniel Victor, Nicholas Bogel-Burroughs, Shane Goldmacher and Mihir Zaveri, published the article “A Trickle of Bodies at Ed Buck’s West Hollywood Home, Suspicion and an Arrest” in The New York Times.

On October 3, 2019, Sarah Tither-Kaplan and Toni Gaal filed a sexual exploitation lawsuit against James Franco in Los Angeles County Superior Court, claiming that Franco promised roles in movies that never materialised in exchange for exploitative film shoots.

The same day, Dave Itzkoff published the article “2 Women Say James Franco’s Acting School Sexually Exploited Them” in The New York Times.

And then the article randomly ended.

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