Bob Weinstein slams disgraced brother Harvey, calls him a ‘predator’

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Bob Weinstein dubbed his brother, Harvey, a “predator” and said he hoped the disgraced Hollywood producer “gets the justice that he deserves.”

Bob Weinstein, 62, who founded Weinstein Co. with his brother Harvey, 65, told The Hollywood Reporter in an intense interview released Saturday morning the situation was “a waking nightmare.”

“I find myself in a waking nightmare. My brother has caused unconscionable suffering. As a father of three girls I say this with every bone in my body — I am heartbroken for the women that he has harmed. I’m a fighter,” Weinstein told The Hollywood Reporter.

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“This hurts, but I don’t feel an ounce of remorse coming from him, and that kills me too,” he continued. “When I heard his written, lame excuse. Not an excuse. When I heard his admission of feeling remorse for the victims and then him cavalierly, almost crazily saying he was going to go out and take on the NRA, it was so disturbing to me. It was utter insanity. My daughters all felt sick hearing this because we understood he felt nothing. I don’t feel he feels anything to this day. I don’t.”           

Harvey Weinstein came under fire after The New York Times released an expose on Oct. 5 that detailed decades of sexual harassment allegations made against the Hollywood producer by actresses and employees. On Tuesday, the New Yorker reported the movie mogul had sexually assaulted three women.

This combination photo shows Harvey Weinstein arrives at the Oscars in Los Angeles on Feb. 28, 2016, left, and his brother Bob Weinstein at the premiere of "Sin City," in Los Angeles on March 28, 2005. Harvey Weinstein was fired Sunday by the Weinstein Co., the studio he co-founded with his brother Bob, after a bombshell New York Times expose alleged decades of crude sexual behavior on his part toward female employees and actresses. (AP Photo/File)

Bob Weinstein (left) said he and his brother Harvey have not had a relationship for years.

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Following the bombshell allegations, a number of A-list stars came out to condemn the producer and some, such as Angelina Jolie and Gwyneth Paltrow, told their own uncomfortable experiences with Weinstein.

When The Hollywood Reporter asked Bob how he did not know of his brother’s misconduct, Weinstein said he had spoken to Harvey only a few times “on any personal level” in the last five years. However, Bob said he was aware of Harvey “philandering with every woman he could meet.”

“I was sick and disgusted by his actions. But that’s the extent of what [I knew]. I said, “Harvey, you’re just cheating. Why do you constantly cheat?” I could see it. But I wasn’t in the room with him,” Bob Weinstein said.

“For me, I thought he was literally just going out there cheating in a pervasive way,” Bob said. “It wasn’t like he even had a mistress. It was one after another and that I was aware of. But as far as being in a room and hearing the description in “The New York Times?” No way. No f—–g way was I aware that that was the type of predator that he was. And the way he convinced people to do things? I thought they were all consensual situations.”

“I have a brother that’s indefensible and crazy,” Bob said. “I want him to get the justice that he deserves.”

Bob went on to say his brother was a “bully,” “arrogant” and “treated people like s—t all the time.”

Bob said employees would come into his office in tears due to something Harvey said to them.

On Sunday, Harvey was fired from the Weinstein Company. Bob confirmed he was on the board that fired his brother. Harvey planned to fight the firing.

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“Anybody can do what they want to do. I cannot control other people’s actions. But he was fired by the board, okay? I was on that board. I fired him. He can fight. It will be a losing fight,” Weinstein said.

Weinstein said he was going to change the company’s name and he was still planning on the future of the studio’s shares.

Bob Weinstein told the media outlet he was personally going to write a letter to the Academy to get Harvey booted and would be cooperating with police in their investigation.

Weinstein concluded that he felt “mortified” and “disgusted” by Harvey’s actions and he was “sick” for the victims.

“I’m mortified and disgusted by my brother’s actions. And I am sick for the victims. And I feel for them. I feel for them.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Harvey Weinstein Says Brother Bob Responsible for His Demise

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Harvey Weinstein

Says Brother Bob Responsible for His Demise

10/10/2017 5:36 PM PDT

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12:35 PM PT — A rep for Harvey tells us, “No matter what derogatory things Bob Weinstein says about his brother, Harvey Weinstein believes his brother is his brother and does not believe his brother would leak his personnel file to the NYT.” The rep continues, “Harvey is dealing with his family and is currently in counseling.  These are his priorities.”

Harvey Weinstein believes his own brother was responsible for his demise, and he has the proof in the form of a receipt … but Bob Weinstein says Harvey’s a “very sick man” who’s slinging fake stories to deflect from his own misdeeds.

Sources connected to H.W. tell TMZ, Harvey firmly believes it was his brother Bob who fed The New York Times the information for its sexual harassment story. He believes it was a well-orchestrated plan by Bob to remove Harvey from the company he built.

Weinstein, we’re told, firmly believes the entire board knew about his sexual harassment troubles for years. Our sources say 7 months ago Bob received Weinstein’s entire personnel file which detailed a number of the claims, and he believes Bob leaked the file to The NY Times.

As for proof the file was sent, we’re told Harvey Weinstein’s people have a FedEx receipt which shows his brother got the material.

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.”

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Daler Mehndi and Mika Singh’s elder brother Shamsher Singh passes away – Celebrities who passed away in 2017

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Actor Sitaram Panchal, who was struggling with lung and kidney cancer from the past three years, has finally lost the battle and breathed his last today at his residence. According to earlier reports, Sitaram was bed-ridden for past 10 months and was facing the worst crisis of his life. He had also sought help from fans and well wishers through a Facebook post.

“Bhaio meri help karo meri cancer se halat kharab hoti ja rahi hai apka kalakar bhai sitaram panchal,” reads his Facebook post. The Facebook page for Cine & TV Artistes Association (CINTAA) had also posted about Sitaram’s condition, seeking help from well wishers. Bollywood actor Anil Kapoor, producer Ashwini Chaudhary and many other noted Bollywood and television actors extended their help towards the actor and also asked others to help him.

Actor-comedian Navin Prabhakar announced the news of Sitaram’s death as he paid his condolences through a Facebook post. He wrote, “
Sad news Bollywood talent SITARAMJI PARLOK SIDHARE 🙂 Aapke oorja aur chetna ko shat shat naaman .. aapki timmings laajawaab humour… and jokes ki richness aapko humse juda nahi kar sakti .. #CINTAA #bollywood#setupanchal #RIP.”

Sitaram Panchal had worked in many notable films like ‘Jolly LLB 2’, ‘Paan Singh Tomar’, ‘The Legend of Bhagat Singh’, ‘Peepli Live’, and ‘Bandit Queen’.

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‘Big Brother’ Contestant Kevin’s Wife Disgusted by Jason Dent’s Rape Comments

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‘Big Brother’ Jason Dent

Ripped by Houseguest’s Wife …

Keep Me Out of Your Sick Rape Jokes

8/31/2017 10:26 AM PDT

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Big Brother” contestant Jason Dent was way out of bounds when he joked about raping the wife of houseguest Kevin Schlehuber … this according to Kevin’s wife, who’s deeply disturbed by Jason’s remarks.

Kevin’s wife, Deborah, tells TMZ … Jason making those comments on the show’s live feed, while laughing hysterically, is the worst thing she’s ever seen. She says while her husband signed up for ‘BB’ and all that comes with it … she and her kids didn’t.

Deborah also calls BS on Jason’s family’s apology and claim that the jokes were taken out of context — because it would never cross her husband’s mind to say something so horrible.

Kevin and Deborah have 7 children together — 6 of them girls — and she works as a neonatal nurse in Boston. She says they’re a nice, hardworking family and she’s appalled her husband’s season of “Big Brother” has turned so ugly … mostly due to Jason.

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Manchester bomber’s brother faces trial in Libya

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Hashem Abedi is seen next to the logo of Libya's Special Deterrence Forces in a handout photo dated May 25Image copyright
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Libya’s interior ministry issued this photo of Hashem Abedi in May

Hashem Abedi, the younger brother of Manchester bomber Salman Abedi, will be tried in Libya over his suspected role in the attack, the BBC has been told.

The 20-year-old was arrested in Libya shortly after the suicide attack in May that killed 22 people.

Libya’s chief investigator in the case, Asadiq al-Sour, said Mr Abedi is suspected of having helped his brother and collected materials for the attack.

Their father Ramadan, who was also detained in Libya, has been freed.

Hashem Abedi will be taken to court within two months at most, Mr Sour told BBC Middle East correspondent Orla Guerin.

Libya currently has two rival governments – Mr Sour works for the one backed by the UN, based in the capital, Tripoli.

The country has been wracked by conflict since a Nato-backed uprising against long-serving ruler Col Muammar Gaddafi in 2011.

British police have already questioned Mr Abedi in Tripoli several times, he added.

The authorities said they had no concrete evidence against his father, who has returned to the family home on the outskirts of Tripoli.

When the BBC visited the building, our correspondent was told he was tired and unwilling to comment.

A relative, however, said Mr Abedi had been shocked at what his son Salman had done. No father wants his child to be a suicide bomber, he said.

Salman Abedi detonated a home-made bomb in the foyer of Manchester Arena as crowds were leaving an Ariana Grande concert on 22 May.

The 22-year-old, who was born in Manchester to Libyan parents, had left the UK on 15 April and travelled to Libya before returning to the UK four days before the attack.

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Salman Abedi was born in Manchester on New Year’s Eve 1994

Another relative of the Abedi brothers, Mohamed Younis Abedi, is in custody in eastern Libya. His credit card was allegedly used to buy components for the bomb.

The authorities in Libya have also given British police a list of names of people in the UK who they say should be questioned.

They are not necessarily suspects but could provide important information about the bomber and his brother, the BBC was told.

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CBS slammed over ‘Big Brother’ rape joke

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The current season of CBS’ “Big Brother” has been plagued with controversy and fans want the network to do something about it.

Contestants have come under fire for inappropriate behavior this season.

The final straw for fans, however, was when contestant Jason Dent made a rape joke during the show’s 24-hour live stream Monday.

Dent and his fellow contestant Alex Ow laughed as Dent joked he was going to rape contestant Kevin Schlehuber’s wife and force Schlehuber’s kids to watch.

“I’m going to tie all your daughters up and make them f–king watch,” Dent said through laughter. Ow laughed along with him.

Dent previously made a joke about raping a female housemate earlier this season.

Despite laughing at Dent’s joke, Ow became very emotional earlier in August after her housemate Jessica Graf poked her behind. Graf and multiple other competitors have pulled the same move on other housemates throughout this season. 

CBS did not return Fox News’ request for comment.

You can find Sasha Savitsky on Twitter @SashaFB.

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CBS slammed over ‘Big Brother’ rape joke

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The current season of CBS’ “Big Brother” has been plagued with controversy and fans want the network to do something about it.

Contestants have come under fire for inappropriate behavior this season.

The final straw for fans, however, was when contestant Jason Dent made a rape joke during the show’s 24-hour live stream Monday.

Dent and his fellow contestant Alex Ow laughed as Dent joked he was going to rape contestant Kevin Schlehuber’s wife and force Schlehuber’s kids to watch.

“I’m going to tie all your daughters up and make them f–king watch,” Dent said through laughter. Ow laughed along with him.

Dent previously made a joke about raping a female housemate earlier this season.

Despite laughing at Dent’s joke, Ow became very emotional earlier in August after her housemate Jessica Graf poked her behind. Graf and multiple other competitors have pulled the same move on other housemates throughout this season. 

CBS did not return Fox News’ request for comment.

You can find Sasha Savitsky on Twitter @SashaFB.

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