An investigation by The New York Times found previously undisclosed allegations against Mr. Weinstein stretching over nearly three decades, documented through interviews with current and former employees and film industry workers, as well as legal records, emails and internal documents from the businesses he has run, Miramax and the Weinstein Company. During that time, after being confronted with allegations including sexual harassment and unwanted physical contact, Mr. Weinstein has reached at least eight settlements with women, according to two company officials speaking on the condition of anonymity. Among the recipients, The Times found, were a young assistant in New York in 1990, an actress in 1997, an assistant in London in 1998, an Italian model in 2015 and Ms. O’Connor shortly after, according to records and those familiar with the agreements.
The article, which we highly recommend that you read, goes into meticulous detail about a number of complaints against Mr. Weinstein (there were at least eight legal settlements according to the New York Times). One of accusers that went on record was Ashley Judd, a well known film star with host of film credits to her name. Rose McGowan, an actress and another one of Mr. Weinstein's accusers, claimed that Mr. Weinstein was inappropriate with her as well.
In a statement to the press, Mr. Weinstein said: