‘Harvey Weinstein hired a Mossad-linked security agency to spy on his accusers and offered a $300,000 ‘success fee’ if they prevented damaging articles on his alleged assaults from being published, his rape trial heard today.
The embattled 67-year-old producer smiled as he left court on Thursday where four supporting witnesses testified.
The prosecution said Weinstein hired Black Cube, an intelligence and corporate espionage agency operated by agents who used to work for Mossad, the national intelligence agency of Israel, to spy on his accusers and journalists.
Assistant District Attorney Joan Illuzi said Weinstein’s lawyer David Boies signed two contracts, one on July 11, 2017 and another on August 10 that year with the agency.
The movie mogul allegedly sent an email to the director of Black Cube with a list of people to target saying the ‘red flags are the ones of interest’. Rape accuser Sopranos actress Annabella Sciorra was on that list.
Four ancillary witnesses were called on Thursday to corroborate Tarale Wulff and Dawn Dunning’s testimony shared yesterday, where they both accused the movie mogul of assaulting them in the 2000s, and other claims made against the producer.’
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