60 Minutes March 18

This weekend 60 Minutes focuses on Harvey Weinstein and Usman Khawaja.


Disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein turns 66 on Monday, but he shouldn’t be expecting any happy returns. Blinded by power, and with an ego completely at odds with reality, the man who has produced, and starred in, the worst scandal to ever shame Hollywood is now its greatest pariah. And that’s thanks to the scores of brave women, many of them high-profile actresses, who have exposed Weinstein’s sexual misconduct. But in a major 60 MINUTES investigation, Liam Bartlett reveals an added level of Weinstein wickedness. To cover up his many crimes, the one-time Hollywood heavyweight had at his disposal a so-called “army of spies”. These “agents” collected sensitive and embarrassing information about his victims, which was then used to discredit or shut them up. Among Weinstein’s trusted allies was Australian Dylan Howard, who a few days ago went to court to try to stop his part in Bartlett’s story being broadcast. Unfortunately for Howard, he failed.

Reporter: Liam Bartlett

Producer: Stefanie Sgroi 


In an Australian cricket team full of stars, Usman Khawaja stands out. He’s a fine batsman and an agile fielder, but there’s something else. He’s a Muslim. In fact, Usman is the first Muslim to ever wear the baggy green cap. He says it hasn’t always been easy being different to his teammates, and in the past he has hated the attention placed on his faith. But now he is proud to celebrate it. And as Allison Langdon discovered, “Ussie” also has something else to celebrate. It’s something even better than scoring a century: his upcoming wedding to Rachel, who, for her future husband, has happily gone from being a good Catholic to a good Muslim.

Reporter: Allison Langdon

Producer: Jo Townsend

8:40pm Sunday on Nine