Oh, Harvey Weinstein, you’ve gotta be kidding:

Oh, lawdy:

The Hollywood Reporter and Variety reported Wednesday that the Times was working on the story on Weinstein’s personal “behavior.” The two Hollywood trade outlets also reported that NBC News’ Ronan Farrow is working on a piece about Weinstein for the New Yorker.

[Former Obama White House comms director Anita] Dunn was not paid by Weinstein for her help, according to one of the people familiar with the matter. But she did offer her PR advice, including in regards to a Sept. 23 Times story written by Megan Twohey. The story, about a controversy over Weinstein’s work with AIDS charity amfAR, was thought to be a precursor to the big investigation posted on Thursday.

Sources said that Lanny Davis, former special counsel to Bill Clinton, has been central to the PR effort for Weinstein, who is a major Democratic donor. Dunn, for her part, is the managing director of SKDKnickerbocker, a Washington public affairs firm with deep ties to Democratic politics. She was communications director for Obama’s 2008 campaign and served briefly in his administration.

Anita Dunn? OK, that’s funny. But Lanny Davis? That’s just pure gold.

It’s a bold strategy, Harvey. Let’s see if it pays off.

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