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Source: The Guradian

Canadian actor's suit against Weinstein and assistant must proceed, judge rules

Sunday 19:59 GMT

A Canadian judge has rejected a bid to dismiss an anonymous actor’s $4m sexual assault lawsuit against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, his former assistant and two entertainment companies.

In addition to Weinstein, The Weinstein Company, Miramax, its then-corporate parent Disney, the lawsuit included Schneeweiss, who was then Weinstein’s assistant and who, the suit claims, knew of Weinstein’s sexual predation and helped facilitate the attacks.

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Source: Common Domain

Former SEC boss says U.S. has become ‘a nation of day traders’’

Sunday 13:35 GMT

The problem we have is that most people investing in these companies are doing it because they want to partake of a craze and they don’t have any idea why they’re making their investments or what the companies do,” he said.

The Brooklyn-born, 72-year-old legal professional was the 26th SEC head, serving from 2001 to 2003, during George W. Bush’s first term. Read: How Wall Street’s ‘fear gauge’ is being rigged, according to one whistleblower. His comments come after a historic surge of one key gauge of Wall Street fear, the Cboe Volatility Index VIX, +1.73% , helped lead to a 10% tumble on Feb. 5 from a recent peak for the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +0.08% S&P 500 index SPX, +0.04% and Nasdaq Composite COMP, -0.23% .

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Source: New York Times

André Harvey, Sculptor of the Natural World, Is Dead at 76

Sunday 00:36 GMT

Mr. Harvey became a masterly sculptor of intricately detailed, realistic bronze figures whose works were exhibited by Tiffany & Company in its Fifth Avenue flagship store, have been collected by museums, and were purchased by Henry Fonda, Jamie Wyeth, Barry Manilow and Danielle Steel.

David Cole, executive director of the Hagley Museum and Library in Wilmington, Del., called Mr. Harvey a throwback to the 19th- and early 20th-century sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens, whose gilded bronze monument to the Union general William Tecumseh Sherman stands in Grand Army Plaza in Manhattan.

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Source: New York Times

Weinstein Company Fires David Glasser, Its President

Sunday 05:10 GMT

The Weinstein Company’s board of directors announced Friday night that they had unanimously voted to fire the company’s president and chief operating officer, David Glasser, for cause.

Who led the effort to retain Mr. Glasser — attributed Mr. Glasser’s change of heart in part to a personal friendship between Mr. Glasser and the brothers. Mr. Glasser, who had said he would depart as president of the Weinstein Company in August 2015, announced a month later that he would instead remain under a new three-year contract.


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