After two actresses, [Ashley] Judd and [Rose] McGowan, made veiled mention of misconduct by Mr. Weinstein in 2015 and 2016, [Enquirer editor Dylan] Howard came to his aid. The Weinstein Company told the editor about Ms. McGowan’s allegations and said “it might be a good article for him to pursue,” according to [Sallie] Hofmeister, the producer’s spokeswoman. She said that Mr. Howard was never asked to “dig up damaging information on actresses.”Mr. Howard dispatched a reporter at the entertainment news service Coleman-Rayner, which works with American Media, to collect hostile commentary about Ms. McGowan. “This is killer. Especially if my fingerprints r not on this,” Mr. Weinstein wrote in an email obtained by the Times and first reported in the New Yorker.
December 6, 2017 at 12:05 PM EST