The Centre for Investigative Journalism
The Centre for Investigative Journalism

Zelda Perkins: We need to talk about NDAs

Nearly 20 ago, Zelda Perkins reluctantly signed a non-disclosure agreement with Miramax that prevented her from speaking out about Harvey Weinstein’s alleged harassment and sexual assault of her and a colleague. At the end of 2017, she publicly broke that agreement to talk about her experience and shine a light on the improper use of NDAs. She came exclusively to the CIJ to talk about the dangers both for victims and for journalists, which flow from the egregious use of non-disclosure agreements in financial settlements, and what can be done about it.

Chair: James Harkin, CIJ Director.

This talk was hosted at Goldsmiths, University of London, as part of the #LOGANCIJ Talks Series.

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Zelda Perkins

Zelda Perkins is a Theatre Producer for Robert Fox Ltd and a former assistant to Harvey Weinstein. She publicly broke the 20-year silence on her non-disclosure agreement in 2017, facing the risk of legal action to talk about what she faced and its contents.


  • 6 March 2018 18.00–19.00
Location: Goldsmiths, University of London