The Owner of the Nightclubs That Were Harvey Weinstein’s “Hunting Grounds”
Giuseppe Cipriani's hotels, bars and restaurants are where women say the disgraced movie mogul attacked them.
Harvey Weinstein and Giuseppe Cipriani were close friends for 20 years, dining together every Wednesday night at The Sherry-Netherland Hotel near Central Park. They invested in each other’s businesses, like when Weinstein invested in Cipriani London, and Cipriani provided money that helped start the fashion label of Weinstein’s wife. But The Daily Beast reports that there was a darker side to their relationship. Cipriani’s properties were Weinstein’s “hunting ground,” according to a woman who says she was attacked by Weinstein at a Cipriani property.
The Daily Beast spoke to more than two dozen people about Cipriani and Weinstein’s relationship. They say that Weinstein would bring celebs to Cipriani properties and Cipriani would introduce Weinstein to women. Weinstein is accused of three sexual assaults at Cipriani properties and is charged with a fourth assault against a woman he met at Cipriani Upstairs in Manhattan.
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