Spy admits to befriending Harvey Weinstein's alleged rape victim

Mail Online | 7/11/2017 | Adam Luck And Ben Lazarus For The Mail On Sunday
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With her long blonde hair, catwalk figure and dazzling smile, it's easy to believe that Stella Penn Pechanac could have been one of the victims of disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein.

Indeed, that's exactly what she told New York Magazine writer Ben Wallace when she introduced herself as 'Anna' with another terrible story about the influential producer.

Journalist - Instinct - Wallace - Rat

However, with his journalist's instinct, Wallace smelled a rat.

This was 2016, well before the #MeToo scandal emerged, and even Wallace's colleagues had no idea he was investigating claims of sexual harassment against Weinstein.

Coffee - 'Anna - Affair - Weinstein

When they met for coffee, 'Anna' confided she had had an affair with Weinstein that had ended badly.

But there was something about her story that didn't quite ring true. She seemed far more concerned, in fact, with asking questions about other Weinstein victims than her own story.

Wallace - Sneaking - Suspicion

Call it paranoia, but Wallace had a sneaking suspicion she was recording him.

However, Rose McGowan, the actress who first accused Weinstein of rape, was rather more easily fooled.

Stella - Manner - Accent - Actress - Diana

Stella's plausible manner and hard-to-place European accent convinced the actress that she was Diana Filip, an executive from London asset management firm Reuben Capital Partners, who wanted to invite McGowan to speak at a gala dinner.

Over the course of several months, 'Diana' inveigled her way into the Scream star's life. Whether McGowan was in California or New York, Diana always seemed to be conveniently nearby.

Walks - Drinks - Girls - Nights - McGowan

They met for long walks, drinks and girls' nights out. McGowan even told her 'there was no one else in the world she could trust'.

But it was all a con. Just like Anna, Diana was merely a cover dreamed up by Stella, a spy working for the infamous Mossad-linked Israeli intelligence company Black Cube.

Weinstein - Firm - Months - Career - Reputation

Weinstein had hired the firm in the months before his career and reputation were ruined by a welter...
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