‘It’s about power’: New documentary on Harvey Weinstein

Harvey Weinstein has been accused of rape, assault and sexual harassment by around 100 women

Harvey Weinstein has been accused of rape, assault and sexual harassment by around 100 women

A hard-hitting documentary will expose the 'ritualistic humiliation' Harvey Weinstein is said to have inflicted on women.

A Panorama investigation airing tonight will use interviews with the disgraced media mogul's alleged victims to explore claims of rape and harassment as prepares for its 90th Academy Awards.

The BBC programme features former head of production at Miramax, Paul Webster, who describes him as 'abusive and bullying in every aspect of his life'.

Weinstein, 65, has been accused of sexual harassment, assault and rape by around 100 women, including from global stars Rose McGowan, Asia Argento, Angelina Jolie and Gwyneth Paltrow, since October when revelations first broke.

Some cases date back to the 1980s while there are police inquires ongoing in LA, New York and London. He denies all allegations of non-consensual sex.

The 60-minute film, produced with PBS Frontline, builds a picture of Weinstein through interviews with alleged victims, former colleagues and other industry figures.

Mr Webster admits in the documentary that he 'didn't have to guts' to confront Weinstein.  

Rose McGowan (pictured with Weinstein during the Grindhouse premiere) has been one of the producer's most vocal accusers 

Rose McGowan (pictured with Weinstein during the Grindhouse premiere) has been one of the producer's most vocal accusers 

'I think looking back that I did know and I chose to suppress it,' he said. 'I chose to hide from that fact. I think the deal I made with the devil was to my advantage.'

The attorney general who filed a lawsuit against Weinstein claims the case is one of the most despicable he has ever worked on.

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman filed the suit last month following the investigation

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