Harvey Weinstein: The downfall of a Hollywood king
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Harvey Weinstein was the man Meryl Streep jokingly called “God” at the 2012 Golden Globes. But his world came crashing down when the New York Times published a story on October 5th alleging sexual harassment, sparking a dramatic downfall worthy of his own hit films. New York-born Weinstein, 65, began his career in 1979 when he and his younger brother Bob set up a distribution company, Miramax, which the duo named after their parents Miriam and Max. Their first big success was Sex, Lies, And Videotape in 1989. The Weinsteins, sons of a diamond cutter, sold Miramax to Disney and later left to form the Weinstein Company. The pair were known for their golden touch on the big screen. Successes include Pulp Fiction, The English Patient, Good Will Hunting, Gangs Of New York and Shakespeare In Love, and Weinstein’s films notched up more than 300 Oscar nominations. The movie producer has a British wife – Weinstein married Marlborough College-educated Georgina Chapman, 41, co-founder of high-end fashion label Marchesa, in 2007.
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