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Weinsteins once fought the world, then each other

LOS ANGELES - For the Weinsteins, it had always been Bob and Harvey against the world.

In 1979, the twenty-something rock promoters brought their unpolished demeanor, fast-talking style, and rough negotiating tactics to the movie business, naming their new film production company after their parents, Miriam and Max.

Together, they built a studio that would redefine independent cinema by drawing upon their complementary skills. Though they became famous for their conference room shouting matches, the brothers from Queens, N.Y., always managed to put their differences aside when facing common enemies.

But their escalating tensions finally burst into the open this month amid allegations that Harvey Weinstein sexually harassed or assaulted more than 40 women over two decades.

Now, the alleged misconduct threatens to take down everything they've built. Although Bob Weinstein said he took steps in

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