HARVEY WEINSTEIN’S BROTHER HAS FINALLY COME OUT TO SPEAK:
“He has not an ounce of remorse” – Bob Weinstein on brother Harvey
The Hollywood Reporter had a 45 minute interview with the brother of the serial sexual assaulter who could be the one to bring down their company. The emotional interview with the father of three girls explains so much about how Bob is living a “waking nightmare” learning more about his brother’s abuse and assaults of numerous women. He insists he had no idea about the type of predator his brother was and is sickened by Harvey’s lack of remorse.
Bob Weinstein has lived in the shadow of his older brother Harvey Weinstein for 30 years. They founded their company in 2005 and now plan to undergo a name change to try and pick up the pieces amid the chaos. Even though board members have bailed on the company he says “There is a plan to come out on the other side”.
While Harvey, 65, was the very public face of Miramax and then The Weinstein Company from Sundance to Cannes to Hollywood, palling around with stars and schmoozing Oscar voters, Bob, 62, has served on TWC’s board and tended to Dimension, their genre label, turning out movies like the Scream and Scary Movie franchises, that routinely made more money than all but Harvey’s biggest hits.
On a personal level, Bob is also coping with his own sense of shame and betrayal, expressing sympathy for Harvey’s victims while also questioning whether he should have done more in the face of Harvey’s alleged abusive behavior. Bob, who worked mostly in Los Angeles while Harvey presided over TWC’s New York offices, says he’s barely spoken to his brother over the past five years. “I could not take his cheating, his lying and also his attitude toward everyone,” he says. While he says he knew his brother was unfaithful to wife Georgina Chapman, Bob insists he had no idea about “the type of predator that he was” and is sickened by Harvey’s seeming lack of remorse. “I have a brother that’s indefensible and crazy,” says Bob, adding, “I want him to get the justice that he deserves.”
Amid the chaos and uncertain future at TWC, Bob agreed to a 45 minute phone interview with The Hollywood Reporter. During the talk, he often became emotional when discussing his brother and the company they co-founded. He refused to discuss certain specifics, such as the claim in The New York Times that he and the board were aware of Harvey’s settlements with women during Harvey’s most recent contract negotiation, or the fate of certain TWC movies, such as the year-end title The Current War. But he opened up on the personal aspect of the scandal and said he believed the motion picture Academy should expel his “sick and depraved” brother.
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