In his recent Times essay, Professor Goldsmith said that Mr. O’Brien had given him a rather blunt assessment of “The Irishman” and its resurrection of the old allegations. “One of the greatest fake movies I ever saw,” he called it.

He added, according to Professor Goldsmith: “Hollywood could turn a monkey into a peanut. That’s their business. They don’t care about the truth. It’s entertainment.”

Obituary of Charles “Chuckie” O’Brien, close confidant of Jimmy Hoffa and stepfather of Jack Goldsmith, Harvard Law professor.

(Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman resurrected the old allegations that O’Brien was complicit in Hoffa’s murder.)