Ben Affleck was among the names placed on a “red flag” list by Harvey Weinstein.
The 47-year-old actor’s name was on a list revealed when court documents were unsealed, reported Variety. The list contained “names of people Weinstein was concerned could be talking to journalists in 2017 about his sexual conduct with women.”
Prosecutors wanted the list to be provided to the jury during the disgraced producer’s seven-week New York trial, during which he was found guilty of rape and criminal sexual acts last month (February 2020), but that request was denied by the judge.
Other names listed include Weinstein accusers Annabella Sciorra, Rose McGowan, Zelda Perkins, Lysette Anthony, and Rowena Chiu.
The court documents were unsealed on Tuesday (March 10, 2020) ahead of his sentencing at Manhattan Supreme Court on Wednesday. The former Miramax boss faces up to 29 years behind bars.