New Zealand-based internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom is offering to organise large scale legal action - including raising the money to pay for it - against film executives accused of sexual abuse.

As salacious claims of harassment and abuse continue to swirl around top film executive Harvey Weinstein, the embattled tech giant has come forward to lend his influence and resources to back a damages lawsuit on behalf of those who claim they have suffered at the hands of Hollywood "elites".

This week the Oscar-winning movie mogul was forced out of his own company amid lurid accusations of sexual harassment and abuse involving actors and company employees dating back decades.

Weinstein has apologised for his behaviour saying he came of age in a time when all the rules about behaviour and workplaces were different.


Dotcom says he knows from personal experience what it is like to be abused by those wielding power in the motion picture industry.

The Megaupload founder, whose lavish Auckland mansion was raided in a joint FBI-police operation in 2012, has been in an ongoing court battle for the past five years over attempts by the US Government to extradite him to face copyright charges over his defunct file-sharing site.

The infamous raid was prompted by concerns held by the Motion Picture Association who considered Dotcom's operation was costing the industry millions of dollars in lost revenue and lobbied the Department of Justice to shut it down.

Now Dotcom is plotting his revenge saying it is time they are taught a lesson.

The tech boss said people like Weinstein felt untouchable, destroying lives and businesses with impunity.

"They dine with presidents, donate millions to powerful politicians and buy favours like tax breaks and new copyright legislation, even the Megaupload raid.

"It's time to shine some light on those Hollywood elites who think they are above the law and untouchable. I have the motive and the resources to help victims. And that's what I'll do.

"They think they can get away with anything. But they can't. We'll teach them," he told the Herald.


He was willing to lend his considerable reach on the internet to promote and advance a damages suit against Hollywood movie bosses including fundraising on the internet.

Costs would be met by a high traffic crowd-funding campaign he was confident would raise millions of dollars for the cause.

He was also casting for a Los Angeles-based law firm to represent the hundreds of victims pro bono ahead of an anticipated tsunami of complaints to be levelled against movie bosses.

He said he had been contacted by several law firms and would be making calls to Los Angeles in the next 48 hours.

The kiwi-based Mega founder was also appealing for someone to create a site where those who had suffered sexual abuse at the hands of the Hollywood heavyweights could share their stories anonymously.

Ideally he was pitching for women to develop the site. He said it would be built with security and anonymity in mind and appealed for any local developers interested in creating the platform to contact him via Twitter.

So far feedback on social media had been very positive, especially from women who wanted to see sexual predators in Hollywood exposed and justice done, he said.