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


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.


“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.


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.


“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’s Fall From Grace: A Timeline of the Disgraced Producer’s Crash and Burn


Harvey Weinstein‘s tarnished reputation may never recover, but many argue it’s what he deserves now that whispers of alleged sexual misconduct have finally become screams.

A scandal involving the famed Hollywood producer has dominated the entertainment news cycle ever since The New York Times published an investigation into three decades’ worth of harassment and assault allegations by multiple women, including Ashley Judd. In the immediate aftermath, Weinstein issued an apology, announced his plans to sue The Times for an estimated $50 million and was subsequently terminated from The Weinstein Company. 

What followed was yet another bombshell exposé from Ronan Farrow and The New Yorker, in which three women claimed Weinstein raped them and dozens more recalled witness or having knowledge of his unwanted sexual advances. Weinstein “unequivocally denied” the allegations in a statement released by his rep.

The Miramax co-founder’s famous peers have spoken out against his character and condemned his actions, with A-listers like Gwyneth Paltrow and Angelina Jolie offering their own anecdotes of being “expected” to keep the alleged abuse a secret. 

So what else is there to know about Weinstein’s sudden descent from powerful Hollywood playmaker to scorned executive with an uncertain future ahead? E! News has plotted a timeline of the events that led to Weinstein’s possibly career-ending crash and burn, which still appears far from over. 

October 5, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. PSTThe New York Times publishes “Harvey Weinstein Paid Off Sexual Harassment Accusers for Decades,” their findings the result of interviews with Weinstein’s current and former employees, and information found in emails, legal records and internal documents spanning 30 years. 

Judd and another unidentified woman disclose alleged incidents with Weinstein, and The Times claims he’s reached eight settlements with various woman. Rose McGowan, who later became a leading voice in the fight against Weinstein, is reported as one of the women who settled for $100,000.

October 5, 2017 at 11:30 a.m. PST: Weinstein releases the following statement in light of The New York Times story, announcing his departure from The Weinstein Company and hiring of Lisa Bloom as a “tutor.”

“I came of age in the ’60s and ’70s, when all the rules about behavior and workplaces were different. That was the culture then,” Weinstein said. “I have since learned it’s not an excuse, in the office—or out of it. To anyone. I realized some time ago that I needed to be a better person and my interactions with the people I work with have changed.”

He continued in part, “I appreciate the way I’ve behaved with colleagues in the past has caused a lot of pain, and I sincerely apologize for it. Though I’m trying to do better, I know I have a long way to go. That is my commitment.”

“My journey now will be to learn about myself and conquer my demons,” he said. “Over the last year I’ve asked Lisa Bloom to tutor me and she’s put together a team of people. I’ve brought on therapists and I plan to take a leave of absence from my company and to deal with this issue head on. I so respect all women and regret what happened. I hope that my actions will speak louder than words and that one day we will all be able to earn their trust and sit down together with Lisa to learn more.”

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“I am going to need a place to channel that anger so I’ve decided that I’m going to give the NRA my full attention,” his statement concluded. “I hope Wayne LaPierre will enjoy his retirement party. I’m going to do it at the same place I had my Bar Mitzvah. I’m making a movie about our President, perhaps we can make it a joint retirement party. One year ago, I began organizing a $5 million foundation to give scholarships to women directors at USC. While this might seem coincidental, it has been in the works for a year. It will be named after my mom and I won’t disappoint her.”

October 5, 2017 at 12:30 p.m. PST: The entertainment mogul gives two interviews to The New York Post and The Daily Mail. He explains why he’s suing The Times, citing an “inability to be honest with me and their reckless reporting.”

Weinstein also expresses interest in “supporting” Judd and says wife Georgina Chapman and the rest of his family is “standing by” him through the controversy. 

October 7, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. PST: Lisa Bloom resigns from advising Weinstein on gender and power dynamics. The attorney and self-proclaimed advocate for women’s rights does not offer a clear explanation, instead sharing, “My understanding is that Mr. Weinstein and his board are moving toward an agreement.”

October 8, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. PSTThe Wrap founder Sharon Waxman publishes a story in which she claims The New York Times previously scrapped a 2004 Weinstein-related investigation under “pressure,” which included phone calls from Matt Damon and Russell Croweto Waxman. 

October 8, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. PST: The Weinstein Company announces his termination from the organization as CEO effective immediately. 

October 10, 2017 at 10 a.m. PST: Both Gwyneth Paltrow and Angelina Jolie give separate interviews to The New York Times, adding their names to a growing list of actresses who say they’re victims of Weinstein’s alleged sexual misconduct. 

Paltrow claims he touched the then 22-year-old rising star at his suite at the Peninsula Beverly Hills hotel, while Jolie says she suffered a “bad experience” with Weinstein in the ’90s and vowed to never work with him again. 

October 10, 2017 at 10:45 a.m. PST: After a 10-month investigation by The New Yorker, more than 11 women come forward with stories of unwanted sexual advances or touching, three of which claim they were raped by Weinstein. One of those women is Italian film actress and director Asia Argento, who later says on Twitter, “You will know the truth. And the truth will set you free.”

Weinstein’s spokeswoman, Sallie Hofmeister, releases a statement: “Any allegations of non-consensual sex are unequivocally denied by Mr. Weinstein. Mr. Weinstein has further confirmed that there were never any acts of retaliation against any women for refusing his advances. He will not be available for further comments, as he is taking the time to focus on his family, on getting counseling and rebuilding his life.”

Harvey Weinstein, Georgina Chapman

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October 10, 2017 at 2:30 p.m. PST: The University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts rejects Weinstein’s $5 million endowment pledge for female filmmakers, E! News confirms. 

October 10, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. PST: Weinstein’s wife and Marchesa designer Georgina Chapman announces her decision to separate from him after 10 years together. In a statement to People Chapman says, “My heart breaks for all the women who have suffered tremendous pain because of these unforgivable actions. I have chosen to leave my husband. Caring for my young children is my first priority and I ask the media for privacy at this time.”

Keep checking back to E! News as more updates in the Weinstein case continue to become public. 


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