Without even thinking, you could name five movies that you've seen produced by Miramax. To say that Harvey Weinstein has had a huge impact on films is an understatement.

Together with his brother Bob, Harvey Weinstein shaped indie cinema for an entire generation and helped to bring the likes of Quentin Tarantino, Anthony Minghella and Studio Ghibli to mainstream audiences. A report by THR today, however, suggests that Harvey Weinstein is now facing into some tough times ahead, with rumours that some pretty explosive stuff is set to come out regarding the producer from both the New York Times and New Yorker Magazine.

According to THR, Weinstein has now retained the services of a number of crisis PR management consultants, as well as a stellar legal team. Two of the names include Charles Harder, who represented Hulk Hogan during his sex tape trial against Gawker, and Lisa Bloom, who was credited with creating and executing the media and legal strategy that brought down accused serial sexual harasser Bill O’Reilly.

Variety has it that the nature of the articles from both the New Yorker and New York Times revolve around his "sexual allegations and improper workplace behavior against him," with a number of women speaking on the record.

Weinstein, however, is pretty bullish about the whole thing. In a statement released to THR, Weinstein said "(the) story sounds so good, I want to buy the movie rights."


Via THR / Variety