Apparently, it’s hard work to be an alleged sexual predator. With more than 100 accusations of sexual assault including rape, it seems disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein invested a great deal of time, money, and energy trying to keep track of what his victims were doing, or about to say. According to a new report by the Guardian, Weinstein had a hit list of 91 names, including actresses who have accused him or rape, such as Rose McGowan and Annabella Sciorra, that he had targeted with private investigators. According to the report, Weinstein wanted his private investigators to keep track of the people on the list to see if any were going to speak out about their assaults. It’s unclear how far Weinstein was willing to go to keep victims from going forward. Fortunately, the New York Times and the New Yorker both published groundbreaking exposés revealing what many have referred to as Hollywood’s open secret.
The list contains the names of 43 men and 48 women who would appear to have first-hand knowledge of Weinstein’s activities. Though Rose McGowan was targeted and had received a settlement from Weinstein, she was the first to come forward publicly and allege that Weinstein raped her. Annabella Sciorra has also stated Weinstein raped her.
Actress Asia Argento has updated a list of Weinstein’s victims. Currently, there are 18 women who have accused Harvey Weinstein of rape. The list is in Google format. Simply click on the tweet to access the names.
You may view the Guardian report in the link below.
— Asia Argento (@AsiaArgento) November 7, 2017
— GreyLady (@Dvscott81Scott) November 19, 2017
The names in red were to be given priority by investigators, according to the report.
Difficult to make a list of people to suppress and then claim “It is a fiction to suggest that any individuals were targeted or suppressed at any time.” https://t.co/PHQVxaapna pic.twitter.com/06ojJA8I2h
— Camilla Hodgson (@CamillaHodgson) November 19, 2017
Many of Weinstein’s victims had received payments and signed non-disclosure agreements, but in light of the depth of the scandal and the purging many hope Hollywood will continue to embrace, are ignoring those contracts and speaking out.
According to reports, Weinstein allegedly paid victims to remain silent and wielded power over their careers. Many of his victims feared he would destroy their ability to get movie roles if they fought against his advances or spoke up.
The allegations of sexual abuse, misconduct, harassment, assault, and rape against Harvey Weinstein date as far back as the seventies.
Harvey Weinstein denies the mounting allegations against him.