By Shawn Rice
Harvey Weinstein receiving a deal with the FBI so that he would turn over “names of elite pedophiles in Hollywood and Washington, D.C.” for lesser charges is fake news. There is no truth to a report that the film producer accused of sexual harassment by many women in Hollywood.
It has now been three weeks since a pair of investigative reports, first from the New York Times and then from the New Yorker, exposed decades of sexual harassment and assault claims against Weinstein. Soon after, Weinstein checked into a sex-addiction rehabilitation center. Since then, more than 40 women have come forward to accuse the disgraced film producer of grossly inappropriate behavior.
In the wake of the resulting controversy, the Neon Nettle web site published an article claiming that Weinstein had cut a deal to “Give [the] Names of Hollywood and Washington DC Pedophiles to [the] FBI.” However, this story is false, according to Snopes. Neon Nettle is a site known for publishing completely fabricated “news” articles. There have been no legitimate news coverage of this “report.”
Neon Nettle’s headline claim was supported with only a single anonymous statement:
Following Harvey Weinstein’s epic fall from the highest reaches of the societal and political hierarchy, the disgraced former movie mogul has decided to cut a deal with the FBI and has offered up the names of elite pedophiles in Hollywood and Washington D.C.
According to sources within the FBI, Weinstein has offered up the names of some of the most powerful and influential people in the United States in connection with pedophilia, child pornography, and human trafficking.
Neon Nettle has a history of publishing suspicious clickbait content that focuses on “elite pedophile rings.” For example, Neon Nettle published fake news that Brad Pitt claimed that “elite Hollywood pedophiles” control the United States and that Katy Perry and Justin Bieber allegedly made public statements that warned everyone that the music industry is run by pedophiles.
Here are some examples of people sharing the fake news on social media.
Harvey Weinstein Gives Names of Hollywood & Washington DC Pedophiles to FBI
— Patriot Juliet (@Voices4Humanity) October 20, 2017
— Redeemed Suzy (@suzydymna) October 21, 2017
— Jack Farmer (@JFarmer8762) October 18, 2017
— Lee O Brien (@Gardianofthech1) October 18, 2017
So many sick leftist elites. No wonder the democratic platform is so perverse and their death culture is rampant https://t.co/DpoKbzI7JV
— JOHN ROBERT WARD (@jbobbert) October 22, 2017
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