Ben Affleck was placed on a "red flag list" by Harvey Weinstein per recently unsealed court documents.
Per Variety, Weinstein kept a list of names of people he was concerned could be talking to journalists in 2017 about his sexual conduct with women. Ben Affleck was one of the people on that list.
Variety reviewed the 1,000 pages of documents that were released on Tuesday. There are about 70 names on the list. During the trial, only accuser Annabella Sciorra was revealed to the jury.
The document was brought up during Weinstein’s sexual assault trial. The lead prosecutor requested that the list be provided to the jury so that the jury can view all the names, but the judge denied that plea.
During the trial, a private investigator testified that Weinstein reached out to him directly to investigate the people on the list and he singled out Sciorra. The PI said that Weinstein sent him an email with the list, along with names and information about the people. Weinstein wrote in the email: "The red flags are the first to call."
The PI said he did not conduct any investigations but he is unsure if Weinstein hired anyone else.
Other names on the list include: accusers Rose McGowan, Zelda Perkins, Lysette Anthony and Rowena Chiu.
The list also included former Weinstein Company executive Irwin Reiter and his former assistant Leslye Headland, who is the creator of Russian Doll. Producers Megan Ellison, Donna Gigliotti, Jason Blum, and Jennifer Todd were on the list as well.