Reporters give additional details on Weinstein allegations

(CBS) -- The New York Times reports how "agents and managers across Hollywood sent actresses to meet him alone at hotels and advised them to stay quiet when things went wrong."

CBS News contributor Jodi Kantor, who co-wrote the story, says Weinstein built a "complicity machine" to get what he wanted.

"He drafted and tainted other people--some of whom knew what was going on. Some of whom didn't," Kantor.

Weinstein "..gathered ammunition, turned to old allies, (and) tried to dispense favors..." to keep his own dirt out of the headlines.

During a "Times-Talks" event Tuesday, Kantor shared the stage with one of the story's co-reporters, Megan Twohey.

"She was able to document eight agents at the, at CAA who had been informed of menacing behavior by Harvey," Twohey said.

Kantor found creative artists agency heard those reports "...largely from actresses they represented..."

CAA told CBS news "...Even one of our clients being harassed...Is one too many."

Weinstein was a lucrative Democratic fundraiser...

"Hillary Clinton declared that women's rights are human rights..." Weinstein said.

Actress Lena Dunham confirmed to CBS news how she warned aides to Hillary Clinton last March about Weinstein's treatment of women, saying "I think it's a really bad idea for him to be involved...He has a problem with sexual assault."

Clinton said in October she was "shocked and appalled by the revelations."

"We don't know exactly what Mrs. Clinton did or didn't know, but did she afford him a kind of, like, feminism by association and make him look like an advocate for women?" Kantor said.

Last night, CBS News received a new statement from Weinstein's attorney, which reads in part.

"Weinstein has never at any time committed an act of sexual assault, and it is wrong and irresponsible to conflate claims of impolitic behavior or consensual sexual contact later regretted, with an untrue claim of criminal conduct."

Now, this is the most we've heard from Weinstein's camp in a while. Initially, they repeatedly said "Any allegations of non-consensual sex are unequivocally denied..."