California Governor and #MeToo champion Gavin Newsom accepted an expensive bottle of wine from the attorney hired to represent Harvey Weinstein and dig up dirt on the women who accused him of sexual assault.
Democratic superlawyer David Boies gave Newsom the $300 bottle of wine weeks after Boies led a smear campaign against Weinstein’s prosecutors, according to the Washington Free Beacon.
Boies helps run the prestigious law firm Boies Schiller Flexner, which also made headlines this weekend over a large number of leaving employees in connection with his work with Weinstein, Theranos founder Elizabeth Smart, and claims of nepotism related to the two sons from co-founder Jonathan Schiller. The company has denied claims of impropriety.
While others cut ties with Boies over his work with the disgraced Hollywood producer, Newsom accepted the expensive gift on December 8, 2017, more than a month after reports showed the attorney was working to discredit Weinstein’s alleged victims. bring.
The gift will raise allegations that Newsom’s wife, Jennifer Siebel Newsom, helped Boies quell negative stories about Weinstein.
California Governor and #MeToo champion Gavin Newsom (left) accepted a $300 bottle of wine as a gift from Democratic superlawyer hired to represent Harvey Weinstein, David Boies (right), weeks after reports the attorney was working to discredit Weinstein’s alleged victims
David Boies (pictured right with Harvey Weinstein in 2002) was hired to represent the disgraced Hollywood producer and dig up dirt on the women who accused him of sexual assault
The gift is sure to fuel allegations that Newsom’s wife, Jennifer Siebel Newsom (right), helped Boies crush negative stories about Weinstein
Meanwhile, in the final days of Newsom’s recall election — which ends Tuesday — on his show The Rubin Report, actress Rose McGowan, one of Weinstein’s alleged assault victims, told Dave Rubin that Newsom’s wife Jennifer called her back in 2017 to try and negotiate a deal. between her and Boies to make the story disappear.
“This is about six months before the New York Times article about Weinstein that I set up broke,” McGowan told Rubin.
Weinstein is pictured in 2016, the year before he was toppled by the #MeToo scandal and charged 11 additional sex offenses while already serving 23 years in New York
She added: “And she called me on behalf of a board member of Theranos… a longtime attorney for Hillary and Bill Clinton and Weinstein, one David Boies. So this woman… a blond lady with the last name Newsom, calls me cold and says, “David Boies wants to know what it takes to make you happy.”
‘I don’t know if it would be tax numbering. I do not know. Absolutely nothing would make me happy.’
Despite McGowan’s allegations, Jennifer herself accused Weinstein of behaving inappropriately with her at a film festival, years before the charges against the 69-year-old came to light.
“I was naive, new to the industry and didn’t know how to handle his aggressive advances,” she wrote in a column for the Huffington Post, which also criticized “the whole engine of Harvey Weinstein’s business and legal machinery.” work to silence victims.
Two months later, Newsom received the bottle of wine.
Jennifer also supported the #MeToo movement along with her husband, who claimed to be a devoted ally.
Newsom called it “a cultural movement, not a political movement” when he campaigned in Sacramento in 2018, though as mayor of San Francisco he has been at the center of his own sex scandal.
Actress Rose McGowan (pictured), one of Weinstein’s alleged assault victims, told Dave Rubin on his show The Rubin Report that Jennifer called her back in 2017 to try and negotiate a deal between her and Boies to make the story go away.
A decade after the affair, the now-governor is to be recalled following the petition to remove him from office. The recall election ends on Tuesday, September 14
He admitted to having an affair in February 2007 when he divorced his first wife Kimberly Guilfoyle with his subordinate Ruby Rippey-Tourk, who was also the wife of his chief campaign adviser.
Rippey-Tourk worked as Newsom’s appointing secretary. Her husband, Alex Tourk, resigned from Newsom’s campaign after learning about their relationship.
Guilfoyle became a Fox News host and is now in a relationship with Donald Trump Jr.
Newsom said of the Sacramento affair, “I acknowledged it. I apologized for it. I learned a lot from it. We were very open and honest about it… And I try to be a champion and a model every day.”
A decade after the affair, the now-governor is to be recalled after petitioning to remove him from office under “laws he passed that illegally favor foreigners in our country over those of our own citizens…the highest taxes in the nation.” , the highest rates of homelessness and the lowest quality of life as a result,” according to the petitioners’ grievances.
“He has imposed sanctuary status and is failing to enforce immigration laws. He unilaterally rejected the will of the people regarding the death penalty. He is trying to tax our state extra by doing the following; removing protection from Proposition 13, rationing our water use, raising taxes and limiting parental rights,” it added.
People behind the recall have lied to Newsom about the Golden State’s draconian COVID restrictions, which have lasted longer than any other US state.
He outraged voters after he dined indoors at the ultra-exclusive French Laundry restaurant in November 2020 while urging Californians to stay out of restaurants.
And Newsom faced further accusations of being hypocritical after he admitted that his children had resumed personal classes at their private school in October 2020, when many California public school districts refused to do so.
Newsom has raised $70 million for his campaign and is expected to survive the September 14 recall.
Republican challenger Larry Elder, who has pledged to take a much more libertarian stance on governing if he wins, is the candidate seen as the candidate most likely to fire Newsom if the polls don’t add up.