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Harvey Weinstein Biography
Harvey Weinstein is a former American film producer and executive. Who co-founded Miramax Films with his brother Bob Weinstein in 1979. Weinstein and his brother Bob Weinstein co-founded the entertainment company Miramax. Which produced several successful independent films, including Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989). The Crying Game (1992), Pulp Fiction (1994), Heavenly Creatures (1994), Flirting with Disaster (1996), and also Shakespeare in Love (1998).
Weinstein attended the University at Buffalo. The State University of New York. And later transferred to the University of Connecticut, where he graduated with a degree in English. After college, he began his career in the entertainment industry as a concert promoter. Before moving into film distribution and production.
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Weinstein was born on March 19, 1952 in New York City, New York, U.S. He is 71 years
Harvey Weinstein Family
Harvey is the son of diamond cutter Max and his wife, Miriam (née Postel). Harvey’s family is Jewish and his maternal grandparents were Polish immigrants.
He then graduated from John Bowne High School and the University at Buffalo. Harvey, his brother Bob. And Corky Burger independently produced rock concerts as Harvey & Corky Productions in Buffalo through most of the 1970s.
Bob And Harvey Weinstein
Weinstein grew up with his younger brother, Bob, in a housing co-op named Elect Chester in New York City.
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Harvey has been married twice. He married his assistant Eve Chilton in 1987 and they divorced in 2004. Weinstein married fashion designer and actress Georgina Chapman. Chapman then announced she was leaving Harvey after the sexual harassment accusations.
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Weinstein and Chilton had three children: Remy (previously Lily) (born 1995). Emma (born 1998), and Ruth (born 2002). Weinstein and Chapman have a daughter, India Pearl (born 2010), and a son, Dashiell (born 2013).
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In Entourage,Weinstein Weingard is a recurring character who is based on Weinstein and portrayed by Maury Chalkin.
Harvey Weinstein Miramax
Both the brothers had grown up with a passion for films, and they also desired to enter the film industry. In the late ’70s, using profits from their concert promotion business. The brothers then created a small independent film distribution company which they named Miramax. Named after their parents, Miriam and Max.
The company’s first releases were then primarily music-oriented concert films such as Paul McCartney’s Rock show.
Harvey Weinstein Company
On September 30, 2005, the Weinstein brothers left Miramax to form their own production company. The Weinstein Company, with several other media executives, directors Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez, and also Colin Vaines. Who had successfully run the production department at Miramax for 10 years.
In February 2011, filmmaker Michael Moore took legal action against the Weinstein brothers. Claiming he was owed $2.7 million in profits for his documentary Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004). Which he said had been denied to him by “Hollywood accounting tricks”. February 2012, Moore dropped the lawsuit for an undisclosed settlement.
In the aftermath of the allegations against Harvey. The company was forced into bankruptcy, with Lantern Entertainment purchasing all assets in 2018. The company was then shut down on July 16, 2018 and also the website sometime thereafter.
Harvey Weinstein Allegations | Harvey Weinstein Case | Harvey Weinstein Scandal
The New York Times and The New Yorker reported that more than a dozen women accused Weinstein of sexually harassing, assaulting, or raping them in October 2017. Many other women in the film industry subsequently reported similar experiences with Weinstein, who denied “any nonconsensual sex”.
Weinstein’s production company fired him, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts suspended him, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences expelled him, the Directors Guild of America accepted his resignation, his wife Georgina Chapman left him, and leading figures in politics whom he had supported denounced him, all as a result of the accusations against him.
The Los Angeles Police Department also opened a criminal investigation for alleged rape, and New York and London police are investigating other sexual assault allegations.
Ronan Farrow reported in The New Yorker that Harvey hired British-Israeli private intelligence firm Black Cube in order to stop the publication of the abuse allegations against him. Using false identities, private investigators from Black Cube tracked and met journalists and actresses, in particular Rose McGowan, who accused Harvey of rape.
He had Black Cube and other agencies “target, or collect information on, dozens of individuals, and also compile psychological profiles that sometimes focused on their personal or sexual histories.”
This allegations precipitated a wave of “national reckoning” against sexual harassment and also assault in the United States, known as the Weinstein effect.
Harvey Weinstein Arrest and Charges
On May 25, 2018, New York police charged Harvey with “rape, criminal sex act, sex abuse, and sexual misconduct for incidents involving two separate women.” He surrendered to police and was arrested on that day, and then someone posted a million dollars of bail on Weinstein’s behalf, allowing him to be released later.Authorities required Weinstein to surrender his passport and wear an ankle monitor, and restricted his travel to New York and Connecticut.
Harvey Weinstein Lord Of The Rings
According to the Guardian, Weinstein threatened Lord of Rings director Peter Jackson that he would then be replaced by Quentin Tarantino if he did not turn his vision for J.R.R. Tolkien’s book into one two-hour film. … It was literally guaranteed to disappoint every single person that has read that book.
Harvey Weinstein Net Worth | How Much Is Harvey Weinstein Worth? | Worth
Weinstein’s net worth is not yet revealed.