NYT buried story on Harvey Weinstein’s sexual predator behavior in 2004 to protect a top Democrat donor

Sunday, October 15, 2017
By Paul Martin

by: Ethan Huff
Saturday, October 14, 2017

A former reporter for The New York Times (NYT) has blown the lid on what she claims is the media conglomerate’s duplicitous handling of the ongoing Harvey Weinstein scandal. While the NYT is now claiming credit for most recently bringing to light Weinstein’s illicit sexual escapades, which date back several decades, it was this same NYT that back in 2004 tried to cover for Weinstein’s crimes, as he just so happened to be one of the news outlet’s top advertisers.

Sharon Waxman, who now runs The Wrap, says she was prevented from ever writing what she had uncovered about Weinstein nearly 15 years ago because the Times didn’t want to ruffle any feathers. Weinstein once held a lot of sway there, and the paper simply didn’t want to lose one of its major financial lifelines. So Waxman kept the story to herself – that is, until the NYT suddenly did an about-face and broke the news as if it had just uncovered a buried treasure.

The only reason that “treasure” was buried, Waxman claims, is because the NYT buried in the first place. And for NYT writer Jim Rutenberg to now claim that “no journalistic outfit had been able, or perhaps willing, to nail the details and hit publish,” claiming that they have instead functioned as “media enablers,” Waxman only has this to say: “That’s right, Jim. No one – including The New York Times.”

How many more young people did Weinstein assault because of the NYT’s silence?

According to Waxman, she was still fairly new at the Times when she was first given the green light to take a closer look into allegations from even way back then pegging Weinstein as a sexual predator throughout Hollywood. Seeing as how she had been informed that much of Weinstein’s illicit behavior was believed to be taking place overseas, Waxman traveled far and wide to see for herself if there was any truth to such claims.

In numerous instances, Waxman had discovered what appeared to be foul play in the way certain individuals were hired and paid to work at Weinstein’s companies. A Fabrizio Lombardo, for instance, who had worked at Weinstein’s Miramax company for less than one year, had received $400,000 in compensation even though he reportedly knew nothing about film. Another individual, a woman from London, had also received an unusual sum of money – but in this case, it was for another purpose.

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