Weinstein’s Newest Feature: How to Shut-Up Thy Adversaries

Weinstein’s Newest Feature: How to Shut-Up Thy Adversaries

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Harvey Weinstein Hires ex-Mossad Agents For “Damage Control”

Harvey Weinstein, a bully to the end, apparently sought to shut-up his accusers and the journalists poised to break the stories of his sordid sexual exploits.

The New Yorker, in the forefront of breaking stories on Wienstein. revealed yesterday that Harvey hired an Israeli private investigation firm whose successes tout creative results in difficult circumstances.

In a detailed article, Weinstein’s Army of Spies by Ronan Farrow, Weinstein apparently used the investigative firm Black Cube based in Tel Aviv, to dig-up dirt on his opponents. Presumably the only reason to do so is to intimidate those who could cause him damage, into remaining forever silent – or else.

“Weinstein had the agencies “target,” or collect information on, dozens of individuals”

Black Cube’s website touts itself as a “select group of veterans from the Israeli elite intelligence units [specializing] in tailored solutions to complex business and litigation challenges.”

According to Farrow, “over the course of a year, Weinstein had the agencies “target,” or collect information on, dozens of individuals, and compile psychological profiles that sometimes focused on their personal or sexual histories. Weinstein monitored the progress of the investigations personally.”

Who Hired Black Cube for Weinstein?

“We should not have been contracting with and paying investigators that we did not select and direct ….” David Boies to Farrow

But who really hired Black Cube? Farrow reveals some of the work was contracted to lawyers including well-known David Boies, Esq.

Boies, best known for his work representing Al Gore in the 2000 presidential election dispute, “personally signed the contract directing Black Cube to attempt to uncover information that would stop the publication of a Times story about Weinstein’s abuses ….” according to Farrow. Boies also mans-up when acknowledging, “We should not have been contracting with and paying investigators that we did not select and direct ….” he tells Farrow.

What are the Legal Consequences?

While New York’s Attorney General investigates rape charges against Weinstein, ramifications from these latest developments remains unclear.

Whether prosecutors could obtain the content of discussions or of documents generated by Black Cube to use against Weinstein appears challenging where the operation was run through lawyers, thus invoking prohibitions to disclosure by the attorney-client and attorney “work product” doctrines. And where Black Cube remains afar from U.S. issued subpoenas if its Weinstein operations emanated from Tel Aviv, this, too, adds hurdles to ferreting out the information.

But one matter remains clear. The attempts by Weinstein to bully individuals to “dumb down” or shut-up, is further evidence of his guilt even if the content of his “black ops” investigations are never revealed.

This is Gordon and until next time, remember it’s all about The Write Choices.

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