The New York Times Knew Harvey Weinstein Was a Sexual Predator a Decade Ago

Sharon Waxman, the CEO and founder of The Wrap, once worked for The New York Times. And back in 2004, she says, she worked on a similar story to the one the Times published recently, detailing the decades-long history of sexual misconduct by movie producer Harvey Weinstein.

The difference was, Waxman’s editors forced her to cut out those allegations in her story.

In a piece for The Wrap, Waxman explains how she traveled to Italy in 2004 to meet a man named Fabrizio Lombardo. Lombardo was in charge of Miramax Italy, only he had no film experience. Instead, the rumor went that his entire job was to hook Harvey Weinstein (co-founder of Miramax) up with women. Specifically, Lombardo supposedly had connections to Russian escorts.

On top of that, Waxman writes that she found a woman who had been paid off by Weinstein to keep quiet after he

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