PHOTO: Harvey Weinstein enters the courthouse on July 11, 2019 in New York City. PHOTO: STEPHANIE KEITH/GETTY IMAGES

Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein began selling off personal real estate about six months before the publication of two articles that enumerated a flood of sexual-misconduct allegations against him, according to a Wall Street Journal analysis of property records and people familiar with the transactions.

The purge resulted in the sale of six homes by Mr. Weinstein between October 2017 and April 2018 for an estimated total of $55.9 million. Another one of his homes is for sale. And in April 2019, he sold a commercial office space he owned with his brother and Weinstein Co. co-founder Robert. Robert Weinstein didn’t respond to requests for comment.

Leslie Cohen closed on her purchase of one of Mr. Weinstein’s Connecticut homes just three days before the publication of a New York Times article detailing his alleged sexual misconduct. She said that when she saw the article, she was upset and felt “deceived” that no one involved in the transaction warned her what was about to happen. Agents involved in the deal said they didn’t know about the article.