New book 'She Said' details how investigation into Harvey Weinstein unfolded, with the New York Times at the center
CNN - Tue 10 Sep 14:11 GMT

Harvey Weinstein's brother, actress Gwyneth Paltrow and a top Weinstein Company executive were among the main sources for The New York Times reporting that broke open the scandal surrounding the accused movie producer.

  (CNN) Harvey Weinstein's brother, actress Gwyneth Paltrow and a top Weinstein Company executive were among the main sources for The New York Times reporting that broke open the scandal surrounding the accused movie producer .

  Here are just some of the newest revelations: Weinstein's brother Bob consented to multiple interviews for the book, which also illustrates the various threats and intimidation tactics Weinstein and his legal team directed at the Times' reporters.

  In 2015, shortly after Weinstein agreed to a new contract that included a code of conduct, another female employee -- Lauren O'Connor -- came forward with a long complaint against Weinstein detailing a bigger picture on how he treated women at the company, according to the memo Reiter provided the authors.

  In 2015, as contracts were set to expire, Bob Weinstein wrote a letter to his brother delivered through Harvey's attorney David Boies to try and ensure Harvey get "in-depth professional treatment for his sexual behavior."

  Bob Weinstein also provided the Times reporters with copies of personal checks he had written to pay off two of the women to prove that no company money had been used.

  The book recalls how during their reporting, New York Times executive editor Dean Baquet warned Kantor and Twohey that Weinstein might turn to "increasingly desperate practices" and to "assume you're being followed" and "Talk like every call is being taped."

  The authors write that Weinstein's team allegedly leaked a story to Hollywood Reporter about the Times investigation in which Weinstein denied knowing anything about the paper's efforts.