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Harvey Weinstein’s Hitlist for Investigators Included Rose McGowan, 90 Others (Report)

The Guardian calls the list “an extraordinary attempt to discover what they knew about sexual misconduct claims against him”

Last Updated: November 18, 2017 @ 5:21 PM

Harvey Weinstein drew up a secret hitlist of 91 actors, publicists, producers, and other notable figures in the film industry for his private investigators to target, according to a report in The Guardian.

The British paper reported Saturday that it had “gained access to a secret hitlist of almost 100 prominent individuals targeted by Harvey Weinstein in an extraordinary attempt to discover what they knew about sexual misconduct claims against him and whether they were intending to go public.”

Among those on the list were Rose McGowan, who was among the first to speak out about Weinstein last month, when the New York Times and New Yorker first reported on a slew of sexual misconduct complaints against him. Weinstein has said no non-consensual sex occurred.

The list also includes Weinstein employees Laura Madden, Lauren O’Connor and Zelda Perkins, all of whom have spoken out against him, as well as actresses Sophie Dix, Annabella Sciorra and Katherine Kendall.

Curiously, director Brett Ratner, who has also been accused of sexual misconduct, is also on the list. He has denied wrongdoing.

The names were apparently drawn up by Weinstein himself in early 2017, around nine months before the New York Times published its Oct. 5 story, the Guardian said.

The list includes 85 names on one document, with six names on an an addendum, according to the Guardian.

Earlier this month, the New Yorker reported on how Weinstein used an “army of spies,” including former Israeli Mossad agents, to spy on reporters and people who might speak out against him.