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Barak linked Weinstein with Israeli spy firm that helped suppress assault claims

Former prime minister Ehud Barak was the person who first put Harvey Weinstein in touch with Black Cube, an Israeli company comprised mostly of former Mossad officers that helped to suppress sexual assault claims against the shamed film producer.

Responding to a Hadashot news report that he was linked to the effort to prevent the publication of looming stories that Weinstein sexually harassed and assaulted scores of women for decades, Barak said he had indeed put the Hollywood mogul in touch with Black Cube but was not aware of the allegations.

Former prime minister and defense minster Ehud Barak speaks during an event to launch the Reporty App in Tel Aviv, March 16, 2016. (Photo by Flash90)

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