Malia Obama Harvey Weinstein

Embattled film producer Harvey Weinstein is speaking out about damaging reports that he sexually harassed young actresses and settled out of court eight times to buy their silence.

Weinstein made headlines over the summer when former President Obama’s daughter, Malia, interned with his film company in New York City.

In an exclusive statement to the UK’s Daily Mail on Thursday, Weinstein said his wife and five children are standing behind him after the New York Times published its bombshell report on Thursday.

The paper quoted actress Ashley Judd who said Weinstein invited her to his hotel room for a meeting and then asked her to give him a massage and watch him shower naked.

“I said no, a lot of ways, a lot of times, and he always came back at me with some new ask. It was all this bargaining, this coercive bargaining,” Judd said.

She recalled thinking to herself: “How do I get out of the room as fast as possible without alienating Harvey Weinstein?”

The damning report also alleged the Oscar-winning film producer paid 44-year-old actress Rose McGowan $100,000 after he sexually harassed her when she was 24.

Weinstein said he owned up to his mistakes and that he had “really tough conversations” with his wife Georgina Chapman, 41, the mother of his 2 youngest children, ages 4 and 7.

Weinstein also has 3 grown daughters by his first wife.

“My family is standing with me,” the disgraced mogul told the Mail.

The father-of-5 suggested he may have sexually harassed men, too.

“I’m very remorseful to women and to men, everybody that I’ve offended,” he said.

Hollywood celebrities tweeted their disgust and outrage over allegations that the powerful Hollywood mogul sexually harassed women for decades.

“I’m sick to death of apologies,” tweeted actress Ellen Barkin.

And Judd Apatow tweeted, “Wealthy people buy silence.”

Harvey Weinstein

The New York Times said Weinstein settled out of court at least eight times with his victims, including McGowan, pictured above, who accused the film mogul of harassing her before her breakthrough role in the 1996 slasher movie Scream.

On Sunday McGowan tweeted: “Anyone who does business with _____ is complicit… And deep down you know you are even dirtier. Cleanse yourselves.”

She didn’t name Weinstein in her tweet which was sent prior to the publication of the New York Times’ article.

On Thursday Weinstein announced he was filing a $50 million lawsuit against the Times, saying their reporting was “not right.”

He retained the same attorney who successfully sued the now-shuttered liberal blog Gawker.com after the blog published a sex tape of disgraced wrestler Hulk Hogan.

Weinstein accused the paper of rushing to beat New York magazine’s scoop. He said he and his legal team had an agreement with the Times which they violated without warning him.

“What I am saying is that I bear responsibility for my actions, but the reason I am suing is because of the Times’ inability to be honest with me, and their reckless reporting,” he told the NY Post. “They told me lies. They made assumptions.”

He added: “The Times editors were so fearful they were going to be scooped by New York Magazine and they would lose the story, that they went ahead and posted the story filled with reckless reporting, and without checking all they had with me and my team.”

The Democrat who helped raise funds for presidential candidate Hillary Clinton accused “Republicans” of “trying to finance a number of stories against me.”

He said he was “terribly embarrassed” for his company and staff, and he might consider admitting himself into a rehab facility.

He also blamed his “terrible temper” for causing his sexist behavior.

“I came of age in the ’60s and ’70s, when all the rules about behavior and workplaces were different,” said Weinstein, 65.

“I also have the worst temper known to mankind, my system is all wrong, and sometimes I create too much tension. I lose it, and I am emotional, that’s why I’ve got to spend more time with a therapist and go away.”

He denied settling eight times and he hinted that someone may have violated his or her non-disclosure agreement.

He told Page Six: “No company ever talks about settlements, and neither does the recipient, so I don’t know how the Times came to this conclusion, but it is pure conjecture, the reporters have made assumptions.”

He seemed to blame actress Ashley Judd for being a lifelong abuse victim.

“Here’s what I feel about Ashley. She wrote a story in Variety [that did not name Weinstein but described the incident] that was one way, now she’s remembering this way. My feeling is I read her book [the memoir ‘All That is Bitter and Sweet’] about being abused as a child. Whatever Ashley wants to say about me, I’m going to be supportive. I need to earn her forgiveness. I thought we had a relationship at one time, the goal is to get that back. I salute her like everybody else does… In a year from now I am going to reach out to her.”

Judd, 49, said she never worked with Weinstein again after the incident in his hotel room.

Photos by Z.Tomaszewski/WENN, Joseph Marzullo/WENN.com, Fayesvision/WENN.com, 247PAPS.TV / Splash News




  • thrift.store.jungle

    rich white people problems.

    flint got clean water yet?

  • Miss Thang

    He must have pissed off the wrong person.

  • Miss Thang

    He must have pissed off the wrong person.

  • shun king

    obama dont care as long as he get to hang with rich folk

  • shun king

    obama dont care as long as he get to hang with rich folk

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    Judd Apatow is a guy and director (Bridesmaids). He’s married to Leslie Mann, an actress, who’s featured in a few commercials and movies.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    Judd Apatow is a guy and director (Bridesmaids). He’s married to Leslie Mann, an actress, who’s featured in a few commercials and movies.

  • nick c

    You can’t win like hogan did his was a sex tape that was published and hogan refused to settle with the paper. Every other sex tape participants that has leaked has always settled BUT hogan, that’s because his tape was a smear job not an opportunity. Gawker claimed freedom of the press and got destroyed unless the NYT leaks one of him without permission he has no case here.

  • nick c

    Lol that’s what I thought

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    DING DING DING DING DING. Never think these folks don’t know your dirty little secret. They do. When you piss off the wrong one, they get Ray Donovan to put you on blast and bring you down. Hi Martha Stewart.

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    HE IS A SE/XUAL PREDATOR.
    Period. Point. Blank.

  • Keesh5000

    A YEEEEE… Didnt they do the same thing to Bill Cosby when it came to the non disclosure agreements, settlements and the receipient that got her money… spent it and came back years later to get more money or be heard or something like that… anywho, a different story

  • nick c

    Same with O’Reilly and he paid millions

  • klwbaby

    Who the hell would want to see him taking a shower…??

  • Keesh5000

    BYEEEEEE thought I was the only one that was thinking of that. We are soooo petty!!!

  • DaughterOfaQueen

    He’s being represented by no other than…Lisa Bloom.

  • http://ivyleaguelove.tumblr.com/ Applebootay

    This is a long azz post about nothing….rich people problems…next.

  • Noirluv45

    I’m willing to bet my last dime at the races that there are more perverted Hollywood big wigs screwing around and partaking in all kinds of debauchery. I remember Pam Grier talking about how she was propositioned by a director, producer or someone high up in Hollywood. She said she was shocked when he pulled out his huge penis and invited her to the sofa. I heard that interview years ago.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Thanks! ?

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    uh-oh! he’s at that ‘magical’ age (65) where these yt mens seem to be losing their sh*t…. check his arsenal!

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    i’m not unsympathetic to anyone who was victimized by this man, but who really is surprised by this “bombshell” of a story? https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/9c5524b933f3a29872256af8b9d30b4c9ec5914b980fdc0a0817cbbe688aa153.gif

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    (but maybe Judd was one of the mens he victimized and Judd decided to “point ’em out”) ROFL!!!!!!!!!!

  • Harley

    The hate…why keep using that pic of Malia?

  • Desiree Edwards

    was Malia born a boy??

  • Harley

    White men are the biggest rapist and pedophiles which is why the rape laws are lenient

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    hence the popular “casting couch” …there must be more to HIS particular behavior, because this is NOT uncommon. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/9eb2b76e506e38d5072dd1cf3ad262774eb5ffcb7856de93eefa3205f33fbcb1.gif

  • Noirluv45

    Yup! It’s definitely not uncommon.

  • Noirluv45

    That they are! Of course, they’ll never be labeled as such.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    as if he would even THINK about propositioning Malia…. he didn’t want it with that security detail ….wasn’t even worth attaching her name to this sordid tale.

    tsk tsk!!!!

  • TheOwley

    I don’t think he tried anything with her but why expose this innocent girl to be in his midst. The story is not new, his exposure is. With this guy and many like him in Hollywood, it’s all play for pay and only a tiny handful will talk softly while the majority will remain silent. In fact, they will champion him later on as they try to rehab his image. It’s called selective feminism.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    that pretty much sums it up, ROFL!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Pamela

    I didn’t bother reading it. Life’s too short.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    right.
    just as pedos love to work around children, these types of sexual predators work where the “starlets” flock *shrug*

  • Pamela

    Republicans.

  • Kanyade

    been done heard about Weinstein and his ways. he’s getting the spotlight now, but there are plenty other movers and shakers in the Hollywood realm that do turrible, turrible things.

  • Pamela

    Lol

  • Kayke

    Yes…to children! Those hollywood kids have it bad.

  • Kayke

    Love him and his squad!

  • PLEASEDontTellMe

    Are you implying that Malia was placed in danger? Danger that she, her parents or the 4 secret service agents that are assigned to her, couldn’t manage? BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO you tried it

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    #Fail

  • Kayke

    Hi Bill Cosby!

  • cherrypie

    Hollywood is full of these perverted types of men. He pissed someone off and now they are coming for him. He’s not rich, he is wealthy. There is a difference.

  • PLEASEDontTellMe

    was your mother? (hard eye roll)

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • PLEASEDontTellMe

    There’s always one unnecessary THORN in the mix

  • Ms.Vanilla

    I am not seeing the correlation between Malia and this devil. No one in their right minds would harass a presidents daughter.

  • Stacey J

    Exactly!

  • Cricket404

    Because we keep commenting. Comments=$$

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    Exactly…

  • i troll it like i see it

    Wow you can marry anybody if you got money! That woman lays up with that crater faced fat bastard at night, mouth breathing and sweating next to her and even let him impregnate her twice? yuck lady.

  • Bashi22

    Cannot believe his current wife really sleep with that rapist. Are the victims going buy her clothing Marchesa with their settlement money ????. Does his films going to pull of tv ? so residual cheque stop for the actors? Where are the femenist group protesting at his office building?. why the women’s rights group not out in numbers all over America protesting?. His current wife is beautiful but why would she sleep with him he’s out of shape

  • Bashi22

    Founding for that clothing line don’t come easy she have to get a start

  • JV

    “He denied settling eight times and he hinted that someone may have violated his or her non-disclosure agreement.”
    ——–
    Oh, that’s rich. So basically he’s saying, “I never, ever settled with anyone, buuuuuut if I DID settle, they’re not supposed to tell anybody!”

    So ummm… how do you have a non-disclosure agreement with somebody unless the non-disclosure agreement was part of the SETTLEMENT?

  • Ms.Vanilla
  • https://www.instagram.com/nymagee/ Ny MaGee

    My first job in Hollywood was with Miramax…. oh, the stories I could tell about this man.. *sips tea*

  • Kim’s Original Face

    Well can you pour some in my cup lol

  • Ms.Vanilla

    Either tell it or keep the fact you worked there to yourself. Stop dangling the carrot. Tell it girl! We won’t tell anyone.

  • Kim’s Original Face

    LMAO!

  • Ms.Vanilla

    Proud of yourself?

  • Ryan

    Seems pretty perverted. Why even try to go there… ?

  • Ryan

    No. Were you born dumb or has it just been a slippery slide into dumbassed-ness?

  • You Could Never

    So Malia almost got killed in Vegas God forbid and harrassed by this dude? They need to keep her at home.

  • Ain’t Misbehavin

    Click bait, Auntie wants us to believe she is filing suit or will be following suit…

  • http://www.missjhaneuniverse.com Monday

    No wonder why Malia was always dressing the same with the same face…

    The Vegas story though………

  • L. Thompson

    Jay-Z works with the Weinstein Company. He probably complicit too.

  • L. Thompson

    Sandra like Trump, has a hard on for the Obamas.

  • AListDiva29

    It’s a shame women have to keep abuse like this a secret in order to continue working, but after Pink, Kelly Clarkson and others have come out to bash Dr. Luke, I’m hoping the tides are turning. Men hold too much power in the entertainment industry, and its time for that to end!

  • AListDiva29

    Same reason for most things, money! It is the root of all evil!

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    No the LOVE of money is the root of all evil.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    *faints*

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    I didn’t.

    I was blindsided.

    BAM!!

  • TheOwley

    It’s not about the men, but about the power. Sexual harassment is an equal opportunity wart. Teachers power over students but why is it that 99% of the teachers involved in sexual abuse of children children in the past five years have been women. I can see woman exec demanding play for pay as well, young dudes, young actresses. The problem is Hollywood and the nature of how they review talent and award jobs.

  • TheOwley

    She has 150 million reasons to to stay. I don’t know if they have kids but she is young and there is no better time to bolt. He’ll just be more careful next time. And yes, feminism in Hollywood is selective. Their own can rape, but they are vocal if of the wrong political persuasion. It’s why no one takes these line readers seriously.

  • Harley

    pretty much!

  • Li

    From all the gossip sites that I read through the years, Weinstein is a known “couch” casting director. It’s been hinted at on several websites, so I don’t know why all of a sudden this is a revelation and why he’s on the hot seat. He paid the women, there’s probably a confidentiality agreement. The question is – did he pay them from company money or his own personal money.
    Is that what the issue is about? Weinstein will survive this because he owns the Weinstein company (partially) and he’s good at finding talent. He’ll probably go on sabbatical and come back. Either to that company or he’ll start another one.
    As for Malia, I don’t know why she’s even in the mix of this conversation.

  • Li

    I don’t know what “abuse” they mean. None of them said Luke sexually abused them, only that he was “abusive”. You can be emotionally abusive to a singer/star, belittle and bully them emotionally.
    So if these women were “sexually” abused, they need to speak up.

  • BacktolurkingIgo

    I bet he knew KNAT to try that one….

  • Meme

    Is that the internship where you basically stalked and berated her everyday? That one?

  • what?why

    Everyone, in the Industry and many beyond, in New York and Cali knows what this guy is all about. The Obamas sent this kid into the line of fire because ??? and don’t play dumb because even if they didn’t know (highly unlikely) someone in their circle certainly did.

  • facingrealit1

    Absolutely correct. I’m saying it again, for the Love Of Money those Obamas will become the most CORRUPT first family to ever live in the white house. They went in 200,000 in debt from student loans and came out 8 years later multi-millionaires to the tune of over 24M. Obama didn’t sell that many books. Plus it explains Malia’s sudden radical behavior as not only did she intern for Harvey but he visited the White House over 13 times – for what?

  • facingrealit1

    Because her parents KNEW Harvey was a PEDO and everyone questioned WHY she got that position. Harvey helped finance Obama’s 2 presidential runs – whole lot of money he paid for those democraps to be elected. What Mother sends her child into the wolves den?

  • facingrealit1

    Where was the secret service when she was drinking and smoking weed while “interning” for Harvey?

  • facingrealit1

    And he wouldn’t try it why? Because he was scared of her Dad? Punk azz Obama? Really – she was the type he abused. What was her dad going to do – expose him when he already knew before he sent her the man was a PEDO?

  • TheOwley

    I don’t know about him being a pedo. The women apparently are adult unless there is something else we don’t know about. But there is no way her parents were not aware of talk about his method of operation when it came to women trying to get jobs.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    ???

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    This rose garden has its share of vipers, but it also has some dead aim snipers (but you won’t know they’re present until they take out a target) ??
    ???

  • PLEASEDontTellMe

    Probably in the same room they were in when the bush daughters were coke-in and slut-in? Are you really trying to blur the lines here? GTFOH

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    hey hey hey now. simmer down.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    SHADE. But you know what ……hmmmm

  • BloodBlood

    So that was the only picture you could find of the little black girl? ?

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!