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When she recounted her experiences with Weinstein, Wallace said, “it seemed like soap-opera acting.” Wallace wasn’t the only journalist the woman contacted. cell-phone numbers that Filip provided to Wallace and Mc Gowan have been disconnected.In addition to her e-mails to me, Filip also e-mailed Jodi Kantor, of the , according to sources involved in the effort. Calls to Reuben Capital Partners’ number in London went unanswered.

“I understand that we have a lot in common,” Filip wrote to Mc Gowan before their first meeting, in May, at the Peninsula Hotel in Beverly Hills. Over the following months, the two women met at least three more times at hotel bars in Los Angeles and New York and other locations.

“I took her to the Venice boardwalk and we had ice cream while we strolled,” Mc Gowan told me, adding that Filip was “very kind.” The two talked at length about issues relating to women’s empowerment. Just wanted to tell you how brave I think you are.” She signed off with an “xx.” Filip e-mailed Mc Gowan as recently as October 23rd. No fucking way.”Ben Wallace, a reporter at who was pursuing a story on Weinstein, said that the same woman met with him twice last fall.

The explicit goal of the investigations, laid out in one contract with Black Cube, signed in July, was to stop the publication of the abuse allegations against Weinstein that eventually emerged in the New York .

Over the course of a year, Weinstein had the agencies “target,” or collect information on, dozens of individuals, and compile psychological profiles that sometimes focussed on their personal or sexual histories.

Boies said that his firm’s involvement with the investigators was a mistake.

“We should not have been contracting with and paying investigators that we did not select and direct,” he told me.

Weinstein monitored the progress of the investigations personally.

He also enlisted former employees from his film enterprises to join in the effort, collecting names and placing calls that, according to some sources who received them, felt intimidating. Boies personally signed the contract directing Black Cube to attempt to uncover information that would stop the publication of a Boies confirmed that his firm contracted with and paid two of the agencies and that investigators from one of them sent him reports, which were then passed on to Weinstein.

According to dozens of pages of documents, and seven people directly involved in the effort, the firms that Weinstein hired included Kroll, which is one of the world’s largest corporate-intelligence companies, and Black Cube, an enterprise run largely by former officers of Mossad and other Israeli intelligence agencies.

Black Cube, which has branches in Tel Aviv, London, and Paris, offers its clients the skills of operatives “highly experienced and trained in Israel’s elite military and governmental intelligence units,” according to its literature.

In the end, the company reached an agreement with the Romanian authorities, under which the operatives admitted to hacking and were released.