Film producer Bob Weinstein has denied that he’s the one who leaked information about his brother Harvey that led to a damning report and decades of sexual harassment allegations. The siblings built an empire together, beginning their careers in New York by organising rock concerts. Harvey has now been accused of a catalogue of sexual harassment against some of Hollywood’s most famous actresses and his female employees over the last two decades. Divergent star Ashley Judd came forward in an explosive expose by the New York Times last week, claiming she was subjected to unwanted advances whilst working with Weinstein on Kiss the Girls in 1997.
Weinstein is facing a number of allegations
Her claims were subsequently echoed by a string of other actresses and former employees, and Weinstein was sacked by his own company on October 9. Weinstein has denied all sexual assault allegations. And now, according to TMZ, Harvey believes it was his younger brother that leaked a dossier to the newspaper in a bid to seize control of the company. But Bob has denied it, telling the website: “My brother Harvey is obviously a very sick man. I’ve urged him to seek immediate professional help because he is in dire need of it.
His brother says he’s “very sick”
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“His remorse and apologies to the victims of his abuse are hollow. He said he would go away for help and has yet to do so. “He has proven himself to be a world class liar and now rather than seeking help he is looking to blame others. His assertion is categorically untrue from A to Z. “I pray he gets the help that he needs and I believe that it is him behind all of these stories to distract from his own failure to get help.” In a statement released in response to last week’s New York Times investigation, Weinstein noted that he’d come of age in a ‘different culture’ when rules about behaviour in the workplace ‘were different’.
Weinstein needs to get help, according to his brother
He admitted in the past that his actions had caused colleagues “a lot of pain” and said he was “trying to do better” but wouldn’t be able to change overnight. Since more actresses brought sexual harassment reports against him, Weinstein was fired from his own company for his “misconduct”. A representative for him has now said: “Any allegations of non-consensual sex are unequivocally denied by Mr Weinstein.”