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Israeli Intelligence Firm Apologises for Working With Harvey Weinstein

SOURCE: The New Yorker; ILLUSTRATION: Adam Maida; SOURCE PHOTOGRAPHS: Lenny/IPA/REX/Shutterstock (Argento); Paul Sancya/AP (McGowan); Charles Eshelman/FilmMagic/Getty (Sciorra); Jim Spellman/WireImage/Getty (Weinstein)
  • Black Cube reportedly hired to help stop publication of abuse allegations
  • ‘We apologise to whoever was hurt by this. It’s a shame we took the job’

9 November 2017

THE GUARDIAN (REUTERS) — An Israeli intelligence firm that reportedly helped Harvey Weinstein gather information on women accusing him of sexual harassment and assault has said it is sorry that it agreed to work with the Hollywood producer.

Earlier this week, the New Yorker reported that Weinstein had hired Black Cube, which markets itself as a group of ex-members of Israeli intelligence units specializing in business and litigation challenges, to help stop the publication of abuse allegations against him.

“Of course we apologise to whoever was hurt by this,” said Asher Tishler, who is listed as a member of Black Cube’s advisory board, during a TV interview on Israel’s The News. “In retrospect, it’s a shame we took the job.“ […]

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