‘Waking Nightmare’: Harvey Weinstein’s Brother Breaks Silence In Emotional First Interview
Bob Weinstein, Harvey’s brother issued a scathing statement, calling his ex-business partner “a very sick man.” Bob urged his brother to receive help and to cease issuing fake apologies.
Bob Weinstein came out swinging, telling TMZ, “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 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.”
Bob goes on … “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.”
It has been reported that Harvey believes his brother Bob “did him in,” by bringing these horrid allegations to light.
In an “emotional,” first interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Harvey Weinstein’s brother Bob reveals what a ‘waking nightmare,’ the whole situation is.
Below are key highlights:
One question that is on everybody’s mind: He is your brother, how in the world did you not know this was going on?
First of all, let me tell you something that people don’t know. For the last five years, I’ve probably talked to my brother ten times on any personal level. That’s the fracture that’s gone on. Since Dimension started, we ran two separate companies. So many of the people that he does business with — actors, actresses — I’ve never even met and they know it. I wanted to lead a separate existence. So we were leading two separate divisions.
Looks like the banks don’t care enough about the scandal to stop financing the business.
Any effort to keep the company going will depend on financial backing. Aren’t the finances of this company in trouble?
We have good enough finances, the banks gave us their support today.
What does that mean?
With scandal, sometimes people can just say “We don’t want to be associated.” They’re supporting us. And in terms of surviving, we have enough good product and things on our slate. We are moving quickly, and there are people interested in participating financially on the condition, rightfully so, that Harvey Weinstein is out for good.
Bob denies leaking information on his brother to the press.
Given your relationship with Harvey, there is a contingent out there who believe that you were responsible for the leak of this information, especially the internal HR memo that made it to The New York Times. Is that true?
That’s totally untrue. I could take a lie detector test on that. I didn’t and, you know, Harvey is suspicious of everybody. People that are liars — lying to his wife, to his children, to everyone — well, they have to turn around and say, “Who stabbed me?” It’s unbelievable that even to this moment he is more concerned with who sold him out. I don’t hear concern or contrition for the victims. And I want them to hear that. Harvey has no remorse whatsoever. I have spoken to him two times [since news broke], hoping to hear “Oh my God, what have I done?” I didn’t hear that.
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