Former Israeli Actress Alleged to Be Operative for Corporate-Investigation Firm

Alleged activities involving multiple companies put focus on investigative firm Black Cube

Ms. Pechanac served as a lieutenant in the Israeli Air Force and later studied acting and government, according to an online biography and other postings. She speaks Serbo-Croatian, Hebrew, English and conversational Spanish, the biography says.

.. She was born in Sarajevo, Bosnia. In 1994, her family was brought to Israel as refugees amid the Bosnian civil war.

They were welcomed in Israel because Ms. Pechanac’s maternal grandparents had sheltered Jews during the Nazi occupation. Ms. Pechanac’s mother, who was Muslim, converted to Judaism along with the rest of the family, the Yad Vashem site says.

.. Ben Wallace, a writer who had been researching an article on the film executive, said he was approached late last year by a woman claiming to be a former mistress of Mr. Weinstein’s named “Anna” looking for revenge. He has identified her as Ms. Pechanac.

.. During one meeting, Mr. Wallace recalls, “Anna” was “welling up with emotion, but it didn’t ring true.” He adds: “It makes sense she went into private investigating, not acting, because I found her acting skills not stellar.”