Harvey Weinstein scandal serves up twists and turns for Hollywood producer's legal entourage

Weinstein Company hires Debevoise for internal investigation into allegations against movie boss

Resignations, terminations and even a hiring took place at high speed during the weekend, for several lawyers caught up in the controversy emanating from Oscar-winning film producer Harvey Weinstein’s alleged actions in Hollywood and elsewhere.

The stage was set last Thursday (5 October) when The New York Times published a story claiming that Weinstein had for decades pursued sexual favours from young women who came in contact with him, hoping to advance their movie careers.

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