A Courthouse Drama

It’s rare that Hollywood stories have an unexpected ending. But in a twist that would have recently been unthinkable, Harvey Weinstein turned himself in to police today in NYC where he faces rape charges. Here’s the latest on the arraignment, the GPS tracker, the bail deal, and the books/props Weinstein carried under his arm. Weinstein’s attorney Benjamin Braffman sought to separate bad behavior from criminal behavior. “Mr. Weinstein did not invent the casting couch in Hollywood.” (He didn’t invent the prison cot either…)

+ “The day after the New Yorker story was published online, two detectives drove to upstate New York to visit Evans’s parents at their home. The following day, they talked with Evans and her husband in Washington, D.C., and told her that if she filed a complaint, they could use it to put together a criminal case.” Ronan Farrow: Behind the Scenes of Harvey Weinstein’s Arrest.

+ Jodi Kantor, one of the journalists who broke the NYT story on Weinstein, tweeted: “One phone call and you’re done. I have eyes and ears everywhere. I’m Harvey Weinstein, you know what I can do. Not anymore.”

+ Earlier this week on Howard Stern’s show, Gwyneth Paltrow recounted her experiences with Weinstein, and how Brad Pitt stepped in.

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