Oct 10, 2017

Axios PM

By Mike Allen
Mike Allen
1 big story: Harvey Weinstein

The Harvey Weinstein story has gotten even worse, with the New York Times and New Yorker publishing major stories today of women accusing the producer of sexual harassment and alleged rape.

The details:

  • Three women accuse him of rape in the New Yorker article written by Ronan Farrow. Two of the accusers are on-the-record.
  • Gwyneth Paltrow and Angelina Jolie are among the women who accuse Weinstein of unwanted sexual advances and harassment, in a NYT article written by Jodi Kantor and Rachel Abrams.
  • Weinstein's response, through a spokesperson: "Any allegations of non-consensual sex are unequivocally denied by Mr. Weinstein. Mr. Weinstein has further confirmed that there were never any acts of retaliation against any women for refusing his advances. Mr. Weinstein obviously can't speak to anonymous allegations, but with respect to any women who have made allegations on the record, Mr. Weinstein believes that all of these relationships were consensual..."

Go deeper at Axios, the New York Times and the New Yorker.

2. What you missed
  1. California wildfires: At least 15 people have died, more than 20,000 have evacuated, and at least 2,000 homes have been destroyed. President Trump approved Gov. Jerry Brown's request for federal assistance. More details.
  2. Puerto Rico's recovery: The island is still far from recovered. 84% of the island is without power, 37% is without potable water, and 14% of grocery stores are still closed. Go deeper.
  3. EPA's big move: They'll formally move forward to scrap an Obama-era climate rule. This was expected.
  4. What Putin wants: A concise description of what Vladimir Putin's Russia aims to achieve by interfering in elections in Germany and throughout the West. Quotes.
  5. How we live now: American adults now spend an aggregate of 12 hours a day consuming media. The report.
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