FBI Reportedly Investigating Harvey Weinstein

Tyler Durden's picture

The FBI has opened an investigation into Harvey Weinstein for alleged sex crimes, the DailyMail reported on Wednesday evening, a move that reportedly came at the behest of the DOJ which instructed the bureau to investigate the mounting allegations leveled at the movie mogul. The move comes amid rumors that Weinstein plans to head to Europe for sex rehab – leading to fears that Weinstein could attempt to pull a "Roman Polanski" where he lands in some non-extradition country in Europe to dodge U.S. prosecution.

The FBI can both look at whether he has committed any federal crimes in the U.S. and prepare extradition proceedings if he remains in Europe.

The Mail writes that while it is unknown whether the DOJ order came directly from Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the probe will likely be seen in a political light given Weinstein's friendship with Trump foe Hillary Clinton. Additionally, it is not yet known if Sessions gave the direct order or if Trump requested the investigation, however the president has previously said he wasn't surprised by the sexual harassment and assault claims made against Weinstein.

Trump said shortly after news of the shock report on Thursday: 'I've known him for years. I'm not surprised.'

Among the allegations against Weinstein, which the FBI is expected to examine, is that he forced Lucia Evans, a student who wanted to be an actress, to perform oral sex on him in New York in 2004. And since New York State has no statute of limitations on rape and criminal sexual acts - its legal term for forced oral or anal intercourse - Weinstein may be out of luck if Evans, or any other number of women who have stepped up in recent days, decides to press charges.

Ironically, even escaping to Europe may not help the scandalous former movie exec: So far five accusers have given accounts of attacks in France, while allegations of attacks in London have also surfaced – any of which could lead to charges there. Additionally, the FBI has field offices in both countries and could assist prosecutors there with their cases.

Weinstein was a big donor for Hillary Clinton, who kept silent for five days after the accusations emerged, before finally denouncing her longtime friend in a statement on Tuesday;

"I was shocked and appalled by the revelations about Harvey Weinstein. The behavior described by women coming forward cannot be tolerated. Their courage and the support of others is critical in helping to stop this kind of behavior."

She has, however, remained silent on the crucial issue of the vast amount of cash Weinstein donated directly to her and her family.  The move by the DOJ comes as it emerged the movie mogul has taken on top criminal defense lawyers Blair Berk and David Chesnoff. Berk has represented A-listers like, Mel Gibson, Johnny Depp, Britney Spears, Kiefer Sutherland, and Lindsay Lohan, while Chesnoff’s clients have included Vince Neil, Bruno Mars, Paris Hilton, Leonardo DiCaprio and the family of Michael Jackson.   The pair will join his expanding legal team following an article in the New Yorker, which alleged three women were sexually assaulted by him.

Up to 30 women have now come forward to make allegations of sexual misconduct

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gregga777's picture

Or involve local corruption—as in New York County District Attorney Cyrus Vance, Jr.—that the locals are unwilling or unable to prosecute. Also, the suspicion that the criminal might flee the United States to a foreign country (i.e., Apartheid Israel) which won't extradite him back to the United States (i.e., Mobster Meyer Lansky).

gregga777's picture

Why did the Khazarian Mafia pick this moment to throw Harvey Weinstein to the wolves? What else are they desperately trying to cover up? Other famous Hollypedophiliawood moguls guilty of buggering children? Or even worse? Maybe a lot of them got caught by that recent Australian police operation that shut down a major worldwide pedophile ring?

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-10-08/dark-webs-largest-pedophile-sit...

https://m.ranker.com/list/list-of-famous-jewish-producers-screenwriters-...

RKae's picture

Oh, yay.

The FBI gonna 'vestigate!

They am smart!

gregga777's picture

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FBI ---> Are Morons
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FBI ---> Are Imbeciles

IQ 51-70: Morons
?IQ 26-50: Imbeciles
?IQ 0-25: Idiots

Or, maybe just incompetent and utterly corrupt?

Harry Lightning's picture

This fat fuck Weinstein has to be the stupidest an who ever was a big time producer in Hollywood.

The game for those guys is sooooooo easy if they want to be filthy sleazebags...make the play with contract in hand. Invite them to the hotel room to review the terms of the contract, show them the paper, let them read it. Then hit them with the zinger...you want the role, there's just one more thing to negotiate. 

This fool got caught because he was greedy, he wanted the milk without buying the cow. Oh well, too bad. 

btw, I am not at all condoning the behavior of this jerk, just saying how the game is played correctly so as not to be hung by the balls as is now happening to him.

A ot of these actresses are overplaying their hands. Some of them have real complaints and are completely justified in coming forward to have this slimeball thrown out of the industry. But some of the other ones seem to be using this situation to pile on to get revenge on the guy. "I was in his hotel room and he wanted a massage and I said no and left" is not exactly forcible rape. Why did you go to the hotel room with a guy you didn't know to begin with ? Were you stupid ? 

Anyway, I am not unhappy with the charges, its nice to see one of Clinton's good buddies going down in flames. But all those libs who are writing his obituary still need to do the same for their hero, Bubba Clinton, who is at least as guilty as Weinstein.

thebigunit's picture

I think Harvey Weinstein is in for a rough ride.

First of all, his "friends in high places" no longer run the government and it's going to be harder for the Obama/Clinton/DNC to "make the problem go away".

Secondly, some big name Hollywood women have accused him ON THE RECORD of rape. This is NOT easy to explain away.

Third, Harvey has been doing this stuff for thirty years and getting away with it.  Presumably, he has LOTS of bad behavior to account for.

Fourth, his behavior was WIDELY known in Hollywood.  Tina Fey made jokes about it.  There will be a mad scramble among Hollywood types to claim "they didn't know", but many will fail to be credible.

Fifth, Harvey undoubtedly made enemies in his thirty years in Hollywood, and now it's payback time.

I think Harvey is in such a tight situation, that he MAY decide to cooperate with investigators to save his skin and give up other lizards.

Harry Lightning's picture

He'll buy his way into Israel and stay there so he doesn't have to face the lawsuits in America. I don;t think he's worried about the possibility of prison time as he is worried about the millions he will lose defending against who knows how many civil lawuits now will be filed. His legal bills alone could cost $10 million, b=never mind the jury awards. 

Better to live in Israel, kweep his money, maybe fund some of the work of other producers in Hollywood to keep his hand in the game. He's 65 years old, and fading. His name is shit now, all his efforts would have to be behind the scenes now anyway. By the time he would have to wait for people to forget, he'd be 70 and be out of touch with the newer talent that is going to be wanted by Directors. He can do more in terms of influence with his money and freedom instead of his presence now. Whch is why I think he will opt for Israel. 

DeathingerStar's picture

The separation from his wife? Strategic? I'm guessing so. Weinstein Corp is getting loans recalled and the liquidators will pick at the bones before too long. 

If there is a superfast divorce settlement, I hope it can be undone.

Harry Lightning's picture

Hes 65 and she's 41. Her gown business took off once she hooked up with him. Her only chance is to be apart from him or no woman will buy her gowns. This is Hollywood, and her customers are women. They will understand why she did what she did in marrying him, and they now will feel sorry for her and even respect her for splitting from him.

On the East Coast, women stand by their men ( a la Weiner until his latest round, and the former New York Governor Spitzer).

In LA, women stand by their money. Recall it was in LA that the first palimony lawsuit was won (Lee Marvin and his ex-girlfriend). 

I worked in the entertainment industry in the '70s as a bodyguard for some names you would know and some you would not. That whole place is a money pit. The whole industry revolves around money. They take baths in it. 

DeathingerStar's picture

I know the industry very well myself and agree with your assessment... except Harvey. He likes showers, apparently. 

YouJustCouldnt's picture

I worked around this industry too, and along with it revolving around money - it also revolves around sex.  Most of these pigs are married but they have a never ending supply of wannabee starlets from all over the world. Weinstein is not a sex addict - he is just a vile pig.

Harry Lightning's picture

Money & Power are incredible aphrodesiacs. But as you can see from the stories coming out about Weinstein, surprisingly a lot of women said no to him even with all the power and money he controlled. I am sure there are many who succumbed and many who were well-rewarded...for after all the guy was Exec Producer of 225 movies. That's a tremendous amount of work to be doled out, especially to second level talent who get their roles more through connections than through great acting. 

I cannot imagine how busy Warren Beauty would have been if he ha been an Exec Producer as well as an actor. 

thebigunit's picture

I think Harvey will be even too radioactive for Israel.

Harvey who? Never heard of him.

Free Man's picture

Why act surprised?

The Specifically Jewy Perviness of Harvey Weinstein
https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/9aa743ab9b1921a2bcf6c834efadeed4e10...

Mr Hankey's picture

 Really? His (((friends in high places)))  don't run the gummint any more? 18 months in Club Fed,if anything.

Harry Lightning's picture

Do your parents know you are still awake on a school night ?

I heard your sister volunteered to help Harvey with his shower and massage. she thought she would become a star.

World Cash Day's picture

Good to see Trump's MAN Christopher Wray investigating at the root of the corruption in this country.

GO WRAY ! GO AWAY! COME AGAIN ANOTHER DAY!

gellero's picture

So why is EVERYTHING a Federal Crime? 

Have they nothing better to do???


Harry Lightning's picture

There is a lot of politics connected to crimes against women. The dems for a long time have included the alleged Republican War On Women as a major rallying cry to mobilize their base and to try winning the majority of the women's vote. 

So whenever either party has the means to use government resources to pad their claims of being supporters of women's rights, they will do it. 

eekastar's picture

Because...  Comey has turned the FBI into the elites cover-up of any accusation.

That's why

 

LA_Goldbug's picture

The picture on this story says it all Tyler. It's a premature April Fools Day joke and Harvey with Klingon's are laughing while drinking champagne this in evening.

I Write Code's picture

Los Angeles offered to trade Harvey Weinstein to San Diego in exchange for their hepatitis outbreak, but they declined.

Harry Lightning's picture

San Francisco was interested in swapping AIDs for Harvey, until they found out he only hits on women. 

Mr Hankey's picture

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Mr Hankey's picture

FUZZY THUNDER:

1) GRAB A FLAG OFF ONE OF YOUR DEAD BUDDIES GRAVES

2)ROLL IT UP AS NICE AND TIGHT AS YOU CAN

3) LIGHT IT ON FIRE

4)SHOVE IT UP YOUR DICKHOLE

ThePhantom's picture

Obama had to know .... he HAD to know.. who his biggest donor was. or he was dumb enough not to want to know? no way. it was joked about out in the open on saturday night live... no on said Mr. President...one thing you should know... before he sent his daughter off with him. BS. this could be a really huge story.

Harry Lightning's picture

obama took one look at his daughter and said "nah, even Harvey wouldn't touch this one."

Heck, the girl has a moustache ! Genes from the mother. 

Mr Hankey's picture

FUZZY THUNDER. The most interesting man in the world. As knowledgeable about  Hymiewood perversion  as he is about burning babies for billionaires. Stay perverted& bloodthirsty my friend. 

oncemore's picture

I see for him only one way out:
- the Bolivian embassy in London, where he can chant arround with Julian.

Rip van Wrinkle's picture

Except Julian is at the Ecuadorian embassy....well, so we're told.

Hikikomori's picture

The idiot doesn't even know he's the sacrificial lamb.  He's taken all the heat that should be directed at Pizza Gate, and the Seth Rich murder.

Jack Oliver's picture

I read that he is going to put his energy into taking on the NRA - Obviously trying to buy his way back in !!

Cardinal Fang's picture

They are going to make an example out of Weinstein so that later on, when they fabricate similar accusations against Trump, they will point to it and say 'See?'.

"Trump needs to go"

Deep State Operation

That is why FBI is involved.

gregga777's picture

Repost:

To be balanced Hollypedophiliawood is also rife with whores of both genders who'll do anything to "make it big" in Hollypedophiliawood. Now the news is filled with harrowing tales from those very same exploited whores who made it big.

HYPOCRISY.

Do these audition photographs of so-called "actresses" look like they are being coerced? At least 35 pages of photographs of so-called "actresses." Enjoy.

http://thefappeningblog.com

DirtySanchez's picture

The fbi is a joke.

Bush I and II, along with the Clintons and Obama, have politicized this agency to the point where people should question its legitimacy.

Comey was a willing stooge, as was Mueller.

The agency is an abortion.

Herdee's picture

A gang of perverts. Hillary, Bill, Anthony, Harvey... too many too list

moorewasthebestbond's picture

Fuck those casting couch whores and their bullshit claims!

 

Grab more pussy!

Reaper's picture

Weinstein'll hire Comey as his lawyer.

StarGate's picture

All so strange. Why now? Why him? Why NYT?
Just a GUESS:

a) News York Times writes article to warn Harvey Weinstein so he can escape to Europe or Israel. NYT got tip off from plant inside NYPD or NY Atty Genl office that evidence too strong for Weinstein to fight.
NYT also warns Weinstein's political cohorts (Hillary Obama etc) and Hollywood to start deleting accounts linked to Harvey.

b) FBI (McCabe?) then announces they are taking over. Evidence can now be buried and the story goes silent.