Online rumours are claiming that Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein – currently facing dozens of sexual harassment and assault claims – has cut a deal with the FBI to expose pedophiles operating in Hollywood and Washington DC.
The rumours link back to the same article that has been published on a variety of websites including nnettle.com, worldtruth.tv and patriotnewswatch.com. That article claims Weinstein is planning on exposing a number the “most powerful and influential” people in the United States.
The article reads in part –
Harvey Weinstein Gives Names of Hollywood & Washington DC Pedophiles to FBI
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.Having been completely blacklisted by the entertainment industry, and even his close friends in politics, such as Bill and Hillary Clinton, rapist Weinstein clearly feels he has run out of options.Weinstein has been part of America’s oligarchy for decades and has used his power, wealth, and political reach to bully and rape those in weaker positions than himself for far too long.Now, it seems, he is using all the information, on the depraved crimes that take place in the upper reaches of society, that he has gathered over the years to his advantage, as his “get out of jail free card”.
It is a long running theme amongst conspiracy theorists that some of the most influential people in US politics are actually pedophiles that operate underground sex rings – a theory that was responsible for the high profile “pizzagate” incident where many online “truth-seekers” believed that seemingly innocent pizza related emails uncovered in a WikiLeaks leak actually covertly referred to terminology related to underage child sex rings.
However this appears to be nothing more than a spin-off of such conspiracies with no basis in fact. The report fails to mention any reputable sources nor provides any evidence to back up its claims, instead merely asserts that Weinstein has cut a deal with the FBI. There has been no such claims from the FBI that they are working with Weinstein in this manner, nor any other branch of law enforcement.
What’s more, the sites that have all published this single article are all well-known purveyors of fake news and baseless conspiracy theories. Such sites have simply copied and pasted the same article.
This appears to be another example of fake news and we don’t recommend spreading.