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Harvey Weinstein's Former Assistant Breaks Her NDA for an Interview

Rowena Chiu, a former assistant at Miramax, came forward in September of 2019 to detail an attempted sexual assault by her boss Harvey Weinstein back in 1998. Afterwards she signed a non disclosure agreement.

Now, she’s breaking an NDA that she signed with the company to speak out again.

When asked by Variety why she’s actually breaking her NDA when she could get sued for it, she responded, “He’s got 111 women speaking out against him, he’s already done one criminal trial in New York and he’s got another upcoming criminal trial in L.A., so to be honest, he’s not going to waste his time or money suing me. I don’t have any money, so what’s the point of suing me? But legally, he’s within his rights to sue me and bring a case against me that says give back the settlement money. Every time I speak out, I run that risk.”

About what she tried to get put into the NDA to help future female employees, she said, “Stuff like Harvey must go to sex therapy, so he has to admit that he has an addiction to sex. And then there was all the corporate stuff we tried to put in about how complaints were handled — we even went so far as to say that if there is another woman who brings an accusation forward [within two years of the signed NDA] and Harvey feels compelled to settle with her for $35,000 or up, he will automatically resign from Miramax and report himself to the Walt Disney Co. How incredible would it have been if he had to do that within two years of 1998? This whole thing would have been cracked open in 1999.”

She also added, “We fought really hard to have a really simple clause that said Harvey must either travel with one male assistant at any one time.”

And she said, she didn’t try to get money out of him, adding, “At that time, we were really young women who actually did not want money – we spent a lot of time arguing not to get money. We spent hours in that law office arguing for clauses that would stop Harvey and protect other women. But, if you are one little tug boat, how do you turn the Titanic around? It’s heartbreaking – when you read our NDAs, you see the path and the pattern where she tried to lay out a blueprint to stop Harvey.”

Find out how long Weinstein will be spending in prison now that he’s been convicted of rape and criminal sexual acts.

Head to Variety to check out the entire interview.

Harvey Weinstein's Extradition to Los Angeles Delayed Due To Coronavirus

Harvey Weinstein‘s extradiction to Los Angeles, to face even more counts of sexual assault and rape, has been put on hold for now.

Variety reports that the disgraced producer is still in New York and will remain there for the time being as the world deals with the coronavirus pandemic, which Harvey was reportedly afflicted with.

Harvey is facing five charges of rape and sexual assault in Los Angeles.

The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office announced back in March that they had begun the extradition process, but since the pandemic hit, papers had not been filed for the request.

“It’s fair to say that the virus has delayed the processing of the extradition paperwork,” said Los Angeles D.A. spokesman Greg Risling.

Harvey is currently at the maximum security Wende Correctional Facility near Buffalo. He was convicted of committing a criminal sexual act and third-degree rape and sentenced to 23 years behind bars.

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Kevin Smith Says Harvey Weinstein Wouldn't Pay Him Royalties on 'Clerks'

Kevin Smith says that Harvey Weinstein refused to pay him royalties for Clerks, Variety reports.

The 49-year-old filmmaker sold Clerks, his first movie, to the 68-year-old disgraced film producer at the 1994 Sundance Film Festival, when Harvey ran Miramax.

Harvey reportedly paid $227,000 for the movie, but they agreed that Kevin could receive a backend if the film became profitable.

Clerks went on to become a cult hit, grossing $3.2 million in North American theaters that fall, and earning tens of millions more on VHS.

“I’m still out money,” Kevin told the outlet. “It took seven years for us to see any profit from that movie. For seven years, they were like: ‘Nope, the movie is still not in profit.’ And we were like, ‘How?’ And then there were things.”

Harvey also apparently used sketchy accounting methods, such as billing Clerks for the costs of renting a yacht for Pulp Fiction at the Cannes Film Festival.

“You can’t tell this fairytale story without mentioning the monster,” Kevin said while discussing his upcoming documentary Clerk.

When his lawyer said he should audit Miramax, Kevin replied, “No, I can’t audit people I’m in business with. That’s gross.” By Clerks 2, though, Kevin started auditing The Weinstein Company: “If I was a better business person, I would have gone for more money. But it felt like, ‘Oh, there it is. That’s their process. Movie math.’”

Kevin kept working with Harvey because “I got paid upfront for each movie. Believe me, I ain’t crying poor. And I got ridiculous escalating salaries.”

Clerk was supposed to debut at the 2020 SXSW Film Festival, but is now on hold amid the ongoing coronavvirus crisis.

“The Harvey part of the doc was one of the last things that made it into the movie,” Kevin Smith shared. “Having watched the doc without any mention of him in it, it felt like — well, whitewashing. It felt like something was missing.”

Harvey Weinstein has reportedly recovered from the coronavirus while in prison.

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Harvey Weinstein Recovers from Coronavirus, Gets Released from Prison Quarantine

Harvey Weinstein tested positive for coronavirus while in prison and it’s now being reported that he has recovered from the virus.

The 68-year-old disgraced movie producer had just started his 23-year sentence at the Wende Correctional Facility near Buffalo, New York and he was put into a 14-day quarantine.

Now, DailyMail.com reports that Weinstein has survived the virus, much to the surprise of people close to him.

“We lost contact with him and were unable to get in touch with him after he tested positive because he was placed in isolation and under quarantine,” a source told the outlet. “He had a fever and cough. The man is in poor health normally speaking, and has multiple pre-existing conditions. Honestly, I was very concerned. I can’t believe he made it through this. I was definitely thinking this would be the end of him.”

Harvey reportedly believes he contracted coronavirus before he entered the upstate prison facility.

Harvey Weinstein Reportedly Tests Positive For Coronavirus

Harvey Weinstein has tested positive for the COVID-19 novel coronavirus, according to several reports.

The 68-year-old convicted rapist had just started his 23-year sentence at the Wende Correctional Facility near Buffalo, New York and is currently in isolation.

However, Page Six reports that the state Department of Corrections and Community Supervision wouldn’t confirm that Harvey is indeed positive for the virus.

They did share that two inmates had the coronavirus, though.

See the other celebrities and notables who have also tested positive for the virus here.

Kate Beckinsale Reveals Her Horrific Harvey Weinstein Story from the 'Serendipity' Premiere in 2001

Kate Beckinsale is opening up about a horrific experience she had while working with disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein on the 2001 movie Serendipity.

In an Instagram post that was published on the same day Harvey was sentenced to 23 years in prison for his crimes, Kate revealed the verbal and emotional abuse that she suffered from him.

Kate posted two photos that were taken at the movie’s New York City premiere in 2001, just weeks after 9/11 happened. She then explained how Harvey called her to his home the next day and yelled at her for her fashion choice at the premiere.

“These photos were taken at the premiere of Serendipity on October 5, 2001. We all refused to go because holding a premiere mere weeks after 9/11 with the city still smoking felt like the most insensitive, tone deaf, disrespectful idea possible,” Kate wrote. “But Harvey insisted. We flew into New York and somehow got through it.”

“The next morning Harvey called me and asked if I would like to bring my less than two year old daughter to his house for a playdate with his similar aged daughter. I said ok. I turned up and he immediately called for his nanny to take the babies to another room to play. I went to go with them and he said ‘No, you wait here,’” she continued.

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