Harvey Weinstein CBE (born March 19, 1952) is an American former film producer. He and his brother Bob Weinstein co-founded the entertainment company Miramax, which produced several successful independent films, including Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989), The Crying Game (1992), Pulp Fiction (1994), Heavenly Creatures (1994), Flirting with Disaster (1996), and Shakespeare in Love (1998).
Weinstein won an Academy Award for producing Shakespeare in Love, and garnered seven Tony Awards for a variety of plays and musicals, including The Producers, Billy Elliot the Musical, and August: Osage County. After leaving Miramax, Weinstein and his brother Bob founded The Weinstein Company, a mini-major film studio. He was co-chairman, alongside Bob, from 2005 to 2017.
Angelina Jolie’s allegation that he tried to sexually assault her when she was 21 years old.Jolie, 46, claimed in a new interview with the Guardian that the alleged incident occurred when she was working on the 1998 movie Playing By Heart.She claims that the producer made unwanted advances towards her in a hotel room, and that she had to physically escape the room.The Maleficent star said: ‘If you get yourself out of the room, you think he attempted but didn’t, right?
The truth is that the attempt and the experience of the attempt is an assault… It was beyond a pass, it was something I had to escape.‘I stayed away and warned people about him.Read more on metro.co.uk