Harvey Weinstein tried to delete list of women's names titled 'HW friends' hours before downfall

A reason for wanting the list deleted has not been given 

Jack Shepherd
Thursday 18 January 2018 11:02 GMT
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Harvey Weinstein’s downfall following the now-famous New York Times exposé has been well documented online. Yet still new details are emerging about the disgraced Hollywood mogul who has been accused by multiple actors of sexual harassment and sexual assault.

According to a new report from Vanity Fair, Weinstein was trying to tie-up loose ends at the Weinstein Company headquarters before the NYT piece was published.

One action Weinstein took was to allegedly summon an IT specialist to remove a sensitive document from both the local computer and the corporate servers.

That file was titled “HW Friends” and apparently included the names of 63 women based around the world, locations including the UK, New York, Los Angeles, and Cannes, France.

Weinstein kept multiple lists — including those of industry executives and people who would regularly be invited to movie premieres — but why this specific one needed to be deleted remains a mystery.

Vanity Fair notes: after allegedly seeing the file, there’s nothing that suggests Weinstein behaved inappropriately towards the woman on the list.

Meanwhile, Weinstein was once again making headlines last week after being slapped in the face while leaving a restaurant.

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