New York Attorney General, Who Launched Weinstein Co. Probe, to Hold Election Fundraiser at WME – Variety

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, who announced an investigation into the Weinstein Company on Monday, will be in Los Angeles on Thursday for a 2018 election fundraiser at WME Entertainment.

The Oct. 26 event, a luncheon at the agency, is hosted by Ari Emanuel, producer-manager Eric Ortner, songwriter Bruce Roberts, tech consultant Greg Mertz, producer Ellen Goldsmith-Vein, and business executive Jon Vein, according to a copy of an invite.

The event was planned before Schneiderman announced the probe, in which the state attorney general’s civil rights division subpoenaed the company for documents related to settlements of sexual harassment complaints as well as complaints. They also are seeking documents relating to age and gender discrimination complaints.

Schneiderman is expected to run for a third term next year. Tickets for the event are $1,000 per person, and $5,000 to host.

 

In announcing the investigation of the Weinstein Co., Schneiderman said in a statement, “No New Yorker should be forced to walk into a workplace ruled by sexual intimidation, harassment, or fear. If sexual harassment or discrimination is pervasive at a company, we want to know.”

Bob Weinstein, Harvey Weinstein’s brother, claimed, along with other board members, that they were unaware of the allegations, even though there have been reports that the board was made aware of at least some of the settlements in 2015.

Schneiderman received a $5,000 contribution from The Weinstein Co. in 2014, and in light of the allegations against Weinstein, his campaign said he would give that sum to Sanctuary for Families, according to the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle.

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On July 1, school lunch leaders from around the country spoke to a packed room of Capitol Hill staffers at a congressional briefing co-hosted by the Physicians Committee and Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo. The panelists traveled to the nation’s capital to oppose the waiver in the 2015 Agriculture Appropriations Bill that would weaken school nutrition standards; they also advocated for greater reforms to the National School Lunch Program.
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Weinstein Asian Executive Bey Logan Accused of Sexual Misconduct – Variety – Sharing Variety Magazine


Bey Logan, a Hong Kong-based film executive who has close relations with Harvey Weinstein, has been accused of sexual harassment. Logan denies criminal wrongdoing, but admits to “mistakes” and a “too carefree attitude towards physical encounters with women.”

Logan, a martial arts expert, who was a consulting producer on The Weinstein Company’s “Shanghai” has been the object of conversation on social media since the Harvey Weinstein Scandal broke in October. The accusations took more solid form this week with the publication of three investigative reports by online magazine HK01.

The report accused him of sexually harassing actresses in Logan’s offices and on the set of movies. It also say that Logan sent actresses to Harvey Weinstein’s hotel room, where unwanted sexual advances were made. The HK01 report carries accounts by seen women. It names only two.

An actress named Z, formerly with TVB, said Logan told her he could arrange her to meet Weinstein, who was looking for a female host for the Asian version of “Project Runway.” She said Logan sent her to the Hollywood producer’s hotel room and she did not find it suspicious at the time.

Indonesian-Chinese actress Sable Yu, who was the lead of “Snowblade” a film directed by Logan, said Logan told her sleeping with Weinstein could boost her career.

“I have been shocked at the alleged behavior of Harvey Weinstein towards women. Throughout the years I have known Harvey, I have not witnessed, nor did anyone describe to me any details of alleged sexual assaults,” Logan wrote in a statement emailed to Variety.

While admitting being “remorseful” about his own past behavior, Logan’s statement said: “many of the accusations made against me are either untrue or taken out of context.”

In response to the allegations, Logan told the Hong Kong media: “I never sent a girl to his room, I never invited a girl to his room, in fact I told people not to go.”

“We all knew Harvey was a skirt-chaser,” Logan told HK01. “If Harvey looked like George Clooney, would we all be quite so horrified? I wonder.”

Yu also accused Logan of asking her if she wanted to see his penis while they were alone in the office. She refused. HK01 said the seven Asian actresses said received similar treatments, and some were  asked to go naked during casting.

“He took his [penis] out and grabbed my hand to hold his [penis],” Yu said in a video interview. “He was slowly testing my bottom line.”

Yu alleged that Logan also insulted her on the set of “Snowblade.” She said the movie was an action flick and there were no romantic plots in the story, but she was asked to perform naked. She said in one scene that her character’s body was supposed to have been paralyzed, and that recovery required her nipple to be pinched. Yu refused to perform the scene on camera, but says that Logan went ahead anyway, pinched her nipple in front of the crew members.

 



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YouTube’s Lyor Cohen Set to Keynote – Variety – Sharing Variety Magazine


South by Southwest Conference and Festivals has announced the addition of Lyor Cohen as a keynote speaker to its programming lineup for March.

The new “featured speakers” include Giphy CEO Alex Chung; actor and musician Common; journalist and author Katie Couric, songwriter and musician Kim Deal; Xprize Foundation founder and Executive Chairman Peter Diamandis; Uber Chief Brand Officer Bozoma Saint John; the cast of NBC drama “This Is Us”; and actress, producer and Emmy Award-winning writer Lena Waithe.

Cohen is the Global Head of Music at YouTube and Google where he oversees domestic and international music partnerships as well as artist and label relations. Cohen will speak on March 14. He joins previously announced SXSW Keynotes Darren Aronofsky (Film Keynote), Ta-Nehisi Coates (Convergence Keynote), Barry Jenkins​ (Film Keynote), Sadiq Khan (Convergence Keynote), Esther Perel ​(Interactive Keynote), and whurley ​(Convergence Keynote).



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