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Weinstein Company Sale Delayed by N.Y. Attorney General Lawsuit

Under the deal, the two people said, Mr. Weinstein’s younger brother, Bob Weinstein, who has run the studio’s commercially oriented Dimension Films label, would leave the studio. Bob Weinstein had frantically tried to keep control of the company following his brother’s firing in October.The brothers, who jointly own about 42 percent of the Weinstein Company, would receive no cash from the proposed sale, according to the two people briefed on the deal. Other equity holders, including the advertising giant WPP Group, may also be wiped out.But the final-stage talks came to a screeching halt on Sunday afternoon, according to the two people briefed on the process, as the investor group received word that Mr. Schneiderman was about to file a lawsuit based on an ongoing four-month investigation into the Weinstein Company’s internal dealings.The lawsuit, which refers to Harvey Weinstein by his initials, says that the company’s management and board of directors “were repeatedly presented with credible evidence of HW’s sexual harassment” of company employees and interns “and his use of corporate employees and resources to facilitate sexual activity with third parties.”In one instance, a woman who complained to human resources later discovered that it was forwarded by email to Mr. Weinstein, the legal papers say […]

A Half-Century Later, Papers May Shed Light on J.F.K. Assassination

The documents have either never been disclosed or been made public only in redacted form, and are due to be released by the National Archives and Records Administration on Thursday under a law passed in 1992 after the Oliver Stone movie “JFK” stoked interest in Kennedy-related conspiracies. The last of the documents were required to be released 25 years after the law was signed, but the incumbent president, in this case Mr. Trump, can order some withheld in response to concerns by the intelligence agencies. White House officials said he had not made up his mind whether to do so.PhotoKennedy was shot as his motorcade drove through Dealey Plaza in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963.Credit Jim Altgens/Associated PressHistorians and conspiracy investigators are eager to see what the documents may yet reveal about Lee Harvey Oswald and any ties he may have had to the Cubans, Soviets, C.I.A., F.B.I. or mafia. Some hope for a better understanding of Oswald’s trip to Mexico City, where he visited the Cuban Consulate in the weeks before the assassination at Dealey Plaza in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963.Still, some specialists on the killing warned against expecting any stunning revelation. […]

New York Today: New York Today: Pressure Is On for the Yankees

Weather.init(); }()); It’s not a terrible day to watch baseball, but it’s not wonderful, either. After a chance of morning showers, the sun will be out and temperatures will hover around 63. Continue reading the main story If you’re headed to tonight’s game, take a jacket. A chilly wind could make temperatures feel as cold as 45. In the News • After he was accused of sexual assault by an Italian model in New York in 2015, Harvey Weinstein mobilized lawyers and publicists to make the case go away. [New York Times] Photo The National Organization for Women New York at a rally Friday, protesting the decision not to prosecute Harvey Weinstein in 2015. Credit Holly Pickett for The New York Times • The state comptroller found that the city was poorly managing how much it was paying to house the homeless, and rates for similar shelters varied widely […]

Fashion Breaks Its Silence on Harvey Weinstein Scandal

But aside from Donna Karan, who gave statements that first defended and then criticized Mr. Weinstein, few designers have ventured as much […]

Without Harvey Weinstein, Is There a Weinstein Company?

The Weinstein Company’s board had a heated meeting on Thursday night. On Friday, three members of the board — Marc Lasry, Dirk Ziff and Tim Sarnoff — resigned, according to a board member and a company executive. In a statement, Bob Weinstein and three other board members said that a group of lawyers from Debevoise & Plimpton, including one with experience prosecuting sex crimes, would lead an investigation into Harvey Weinstein’s behavior.Continue reading the main story“As Harvey has said, it is important for him to get professional help for the problems he has acknowledged,” the statement said. “Next steps will depend on Harvey’s therapeutic progress, the outcome of the board’s independent investigation and Harvey’s own personal decisions.”The Weinstein brothers first came to prominence with Miramax in 1989, the year they helped to activate the indie-film boom with “Sex, Lies and Videotape.” They sold Miramax to Disney in 1993 and left in 2005 to form the Weinstein Company. They unsuccessfully dabbled in side businesses, including a fashion label, but eventually found their film footing with releases like “Inglourious Basterds.”PhotoDavid Glasser, the president of the Weinstein Company, convened a staff meeting on Thursday night.Credit David Walter Banks for The New York TimesLately they have hit a dry spell […]

First Harvey, Then Irma and Jose. Why? It’s the Season.

PhotoHeavy surf and dark clouds in Luquillo, P.R., signaled Hurricane Irma’s approach on Wednesday.Credit Ricardo Arduengo/Agence France-Presse — Getty ImagesFirst came Hurricane Harvey, which barreled into Texas on Aug. 25. Now Irma, one of the most powerful hurricanes on record, is battering the Caribbean and has Florida in its sights.Jose, currently a tropical storm, trails behind in the mid-Atlantic. […]

As Houston Looks to Recover, Small Towns Now Bear the Brunt

PhotoEvacuees after a rescue in Port Arthur, Tex.Credit Joe Raedle/Getty ImagesNEWTON, Tex. — For the streets of Newton, a small town on the Texas side of the Louisiana state line, to become impassable, “the flood would have to be biblical,” Kristen Rogers was told when she peeked into the sheriff’s office looking for guidance.“That’s what they said about Houston,” replied Ms. Rogers, who was looking for a dry way out of rural Texas on her way to Florida.But as Houston, the urban behemoth that has so far been the focal point in the unfolding drama of Hurricane Harvey, began gingerly to assess the devastation, the storm marched on to conquer a vast new swath speckled with small towns that are home to millions of people who were shocked anew by Harvey’s tenaciously destructive power. Officials faced a population in dire need, but far more difficult to reach.Flooding and rain, topping 47 inches in some areas, pounded 50 counties in southeast and lower central Texas with a combined population of roughly 11 million people […]