The Most Powerful Journalist In Hollywood Protected Harvey Weinstein For Years

In the mid-1990s, a young reporter at the entertainment trade magazine Variety pitched a story at the weekly meeting that would've made Harvey Weinstein look bad.

The pitch centered around the dangers of smaller movie companies moving into the production realm, and the reporter wanted to use Weinstein's company, Miramax, as the prime example, since a number of its early forays into production had been less than successful.

But Peter Bart, the magazine's powerful editor-in-chief, wasn't...

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