Harvey Weinstein had another meltdown in front of photographers as he left his daughter’s home to board a private jet and fly to an exclusive rehab clinic in Arizona on Wednesday evening.
The clearly agitated disgraced movie mogul, who looked disheveled in a black T-shirt and loose jeans, told reporters: ‘Guys, i’m not doing OK but I’m trying. I gotta get help. I’m hanging in, I’m trying my best.’
After at least 30 women in the film industry accused him of rape, groping and sexual harassment, he added: ‘You know, we all make mistakes….second chance I hope.’
He was leaving his daughter’s home in Los Angeles to fly to a rehab clinic in Arizona, believed to be The Meadows, which costs upwards of $40,000 a month and where former patients include Tiger Woods.
The undignified appearance before reporters ended a torrid day for Weinstein, during which he had a furious row with his daughter, fled her house and tried to flag down a stranger’s car after she phoned 911 and reported him as ‘suicidal’.
Harvey Weinstein told photographers outside his daughter’s Los Angeles home on Wednesday that the’s ‘not doing OK’ and that he was hoping for a ‘second chance’
The speech came after he had a separate public outburst in the morning, which had prompted his daughter Lily, who goes by the name Remy, to phone 911 and report him as ‘suicidal’
Weinstein is heading to sex addiction rehab in Arizona, following a slew of shocking allegations of rape and sexual assault from at least 30 Hollywood actresses
The under-fire movie exec was photographed in a black SUV heading to Van Nuys Airport in LA on Wednesday evening and boarded a private jet heading to Wickenurg where The Meadows center is based
Weinstein was then pictured giving people the middle finger as he as he entered the offices of his lawyer Patty Glasser’s flanked by stern-faced and suited male members of his entourage.
He later returned to his daughter’s home before traveling to rehab following a slew of shocking allegations of rape and sexual assault from at least 30 Hollywood actresses.
As he headed toward the vehicle, Weinstein turned around to make an apparent attack on other Hollywood A-listers.
‘And you know I’ve always been loyal to you guys, not like those F****** pr*** who treat you like s***. I’ve been the good guy,’ he said.
Weinstein has found himself isolated and alone as the sexual assault allegations have piled up, leading him to complain that he has been abandoned by his Tinsel Town friends.
He boarded a private jet to Wickenburg, Arizona, on Wednesday night, the location of The Meadows center, where celebrities including Tiger Woods sought treatment following his DUI bust earlier this year.
THE MEADOWS REHAB FACILITY
The Meadows is an addiction treatment center located in Wickenburg, Arizona.
Patients can enter a myriad treatments, including programs focused on drug and alcohol addiction, depression, eating disorders, post traumatic stress disorder and sexual addiction.
A 30-day treatment program at the clinic costs approximately $40,000, which might be partially or fully covered by a patient’s insurance.
The Meadows treatment facility in Arizona is potentially Weinstein’s final destination as it is said people on his team wanted him to seek treatment there
The facility features equine therapy, expressive arts therapy, mindfulness meditation, yoga and intensive counseling.
Also available are spirituality and nutritional consultations, Tai Chi, acupuncture and group sessions.
It has a focused 45-day inpatient program for sex addiction and related behavioral issues.
The 14-acre campus features basketball courts, a sand volleyball court and a swingset for family visits
The facility also has a fitness center and an in-ground pool overlooking the nearby mountains.
The rooms at the facility are kept simple and plane, and each patient is required to have a roommate.
Each room comes with daily cleaning service and air conditioning.
Celebrities including Tiger Woods, Selena Gomez, Kate Moss and conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh have sought treatment at the facility.
The Meadows has not confirmed if Weinstein is a patient.
He spoke to photographers outside his daughter’s Los Angeles home hours before flying to Arizona on a private jet
It is believed that Weinstein is headed for The Meadows rehab clinic in Wickenburg, Arizona, which has a focused sex addiction program
As he headed toward the vehicle, Weinstein, sporting a baggy T-shirt and jeans, turned around to get a final word in to apparently attack other Hollywood A-listers
Weinstein told photographers that he had always been ‘loyal’ to them during his time in Tinsel Town
A regular program at the clinic costs approximately $40,000 a month.
The apparent decision by Weinstein to seek treatment in Arizona and not Europe – as he had previously indicated – is believed to have been suggested by his brother, Bob Weinstein.
This comes after a DailyMail.com exclusive which revealed the FBI had opened an investigation into the movie mogul.
The fear in some quarters would have been a Roman Polanski-style situation where Weinstein managed to dodge a prosecution in the United States by remaining in Europe.
Polanski has managed to avoid US officials since he plead guilty to having sex with a 13-year-old in 1978 and left the country.
It is unclear if the FBI investigation relates in any way to Weinstein’s decision to remain in the United States.
However, it is believed that Weinstein had booked flights to Switzerland to attend treatment there, meaning his choice of Arizona could have been a last minute change.
The under-fire movie exec was photographed in a black SUV heading to Van Nuys Airport in LA on Wednesday evening and boarded a private jet heading to Wickenurg where The Meadows center is based.
This comes after a DailyMail.com exclusive which revealed the FBI had opened an investigation into the movie mogul
Weinstein was accompanied by an unidentified blonde woman as he headed for the airport on Wednesday
Weinstein has found himself isolated and alone as the sexual assault allegations have piled up, leading him to complain that he has been abandoned by his Tinsel Town friends
The apparent decision by Weinstein to seek treatment in Arizona and not Europe – as he had previously indicated – is believed to have been suggested by his brother, Bob Weinstein
The Meadows, where it is believed Weinstein is headed, costs approximately $40,000 a month to go to
The Meadows has a focused 45-day inpatient program for sex addiction and related behavioral issues and has been attended in the past by celebrities such as Selena Gomez and conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh.
Weinstein was fired from his company on Sunday and on Tuesday his wife announced she is leaving him.
It was crystal clear from the start of Wednesday that Weinstein had not left Los Angeles for a European rehab as police were called in the morning over fears he was ‘suicidal’ at his daughter’s home.
He was seen chasing down a random driver to see if he could get a ride in their car after arguing with his daughter.
TMZ reports that the disgraced movie mogul was heard screaming out just before he tried to flag down the vehicle: ‘You’re making it worse.’
Weinstein was at the Los Angeles home of his daughter, who was eventually able to persuade her father back inside the house.
Members of the Los Angeles Police Department arrived a short while after that, and said they were responding to a report from Lily, who goes by the name Remy, that her father was ‘suicidal and depressed.’
Weinstein gave a small smile and a wave to photographers as he left his daughter’s home on Wednesday afternoon
Harvey Weinstein gave a resounding f*** you to the world as he was seen out in LA at his lawyer’s offices
Weinstein then fled the house just before LAPD responded to Lilly’s call on Wednesday, at around 10:30am.
Lily subsequently told the officers her father was not a risk and would not harm himself, despite the statements she made earlier when she alerted authorities.
Before he flew to Arizona, rumors surrounding where he bound for rehab included staying in California.
Indeed, there will be a hearing to decide whether or not he should be removed from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences this weekend – which he is not thought to be attending now.
The Academy is having its emergency hearing after calling the the sexual assault allegations against Weinstein ‘repugnant’.
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (Bafta) has already suspended Weinstein’s membership.
He has even said that he hoped to reclaim his position at the company he founded and reconcile with his wife Georgina Chapman after receiving treatment.
Chapman announced her decision to end the pair’s marriage in a statement to People, saying: ‘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.’
Weinstein was flanked by a full entourage on his trip to his lawyer Patty Glaser’s offices. The disgraced producer skipped out on his sex rehab trip Tuesday over frustrations he would not be allowed to have his cellphone in treatment
Weinstein became angry over not being allowed his mobile device as he is concerned he will not be able to keep in contact with business associates and his wife, who announced she is leaving him on Wednesday
A private jet was scheduled to take him to rehab on Tuesday, but as of Wednesday afternoon Weinstein was still in LA
That prompted Weinstein to give his own thoughts on the matter to Page Six.
‘I know she has to do what is best for the children, for herself and her business, she employs 130 people,’ said Weinstein.
‘I don’t want her or my children to be hurt any more than they already have. I truly love Georgina, and I hope one day we can reconcile, although right now I don’t know if that could possibly happen.’
Chapman is keeping a low profile still, and cancelled a fashion preview for her brand Marchesa that had been planned for Thursday just 24 hours before the event.
Weinstein has his own work problems, which he seemed to be aware were coming based on an email he fired off just before he was fired on Sunday.
‘My board is thinking of firing me. All I’m asking is, let me take a leave of absence and get into heavy therapy and counseling,’ wrote Weinstein in the email.
‘Whether it be in a facility or somewhere else, allow me to resurrect myself with a second chance.’
Walking off: Harvey Weinstein tried to flag down a passing motorist and flee his daughter Lily’s home after the two argued on Wednesday (Weinstein above in streets outside the home on Wednesday)
Self-harm: Once he returned to the house, Lily reportedly called authorities to say her father was ‘suicidal and depressed’
Weinstein in the street outside Lily’s Los Angeles home, hours after claiming he was on his way to Europe for treatment and rehabilitation
He went on to state that ‘a lot of the allegations are false’ before asking that the men and women he contacted send an email to his personal account backing him, which he could in turn present to the Weinstein Company board.
‘I need you to send a letter to my private gmail address,’ wrote Weinstein.
‘The letter would only go to the board and no one else.’
He continued: ‘We believe that what the board is trying to do is not only wrong but might be illegal and would destroy the company.
‘If you could write this letter backing me, getting me the help and time away I need, and also stating your opposition to the board firing me, it would help me a lot.’
The letters, if any were sent, did little good in the end, with the board of directors at Weinstein Company announcing on Sunday that they were terminating their founder in the wake of what they claimed were newly discovered allegations.
‘In light of new information about misconduct by Harvey Weinstein that has emerged int the past few days, the directors of the Weinstein Company – Robert Weinstein, Lance Maerov, Richard Koenigsberg and Tarak Ben Ammar – have determined an have informed Harvey Weinstein, that his employment with The Weinstein Company is terminated, effective immediately,’ the board wrote in a statement.
After leaving the property, Weinstein was persuaded back in but then left before LAPD arrived
It was a sudden move for the board, who on Friday said that Weinstein had taken an indefinite leave of absence.
Questions remain however about how the board was so in the dark given the number of settlements that have been paid out, with the first going back to an incident that happened in 1991 according to the Times.
Weinstein responded in a statement by saying that he was getting help, but then shortly after threatened to sue the paper for $50 million.
Board member Lance Maerov spoke to the The New York Times after the decision to terminate Weinstein on Sunday and that said that the executive had also violated the company’s code of conduct in the past week.
He did not offer any additional details.
Maerov also revealed that there was much concern after Weinstein and his attorney Lisa Bloom met with the board on Thursday night, during which time the lawyer told the group that they could expect ‘more and different reporting’ that included ‘photos of several of the accusers in very friendly poses with Harvey after his alleged misconduct.’
That same night a handout photo of Weinstein and a smiling Judd appeared in the New York Post alongside a statement from the Oscar-winning producer.
‘I don’t want her or my children to be hurt any more than they already have. I truly love Georgina’, said Weinstein on Tuesday, before saying he was on his way to Europe for treatment. Wednesday’s dramatic events proved otherwise
Off again: Weinstein, 65, fled again before LAPD arrived on the scene, and soon after Lily had a change of opinion, saying her father was not at risk of self-harm (They are pictured together in 2014)
No fly list: He said on Tuesday that he was boarding a plane to fly to rehab in Europe so that he could treat his sex addiction
When LAPD officers turned up, Lily reassured them that her father had, in fact, no intention of self-harming
‘This is not the time for Harvey or TWC to appear defiant or indignant,’ wrote Maerov in an email to Bloom.
‘It is time to repair, heal, accept responsibility and recover.’
He also wrote that Bloom had a potential conflict of interest given that Weinstein had agreed to develop a book she wrote into a series.
In another email to Bloom, Harvey’s brother and partner Bob wrote: ‘Perhaps, Harvey as he stated in the NY Times, to the world, should get professional help for a problem that really exists.’
On Friday, one-third of the nine-man board resigned in protest, 24-hours after the sexual harassment report threw the firm into chaos.
The company also stated that they were launching an internal probe into the claims against their disgraced co-founder.
Over 30 women have come forward at this time claiming they were victims of Weinstein’s harassment and assault, with the alleged offenses he is accused of committing ranging from aggressive demands for massages to rape.
Gwyneth Paltrow: The star told the New York Times that Weinstein touched her and suggested having joint massages in the bedroom before she started shooting the 1996 film Emma. She said she told her then boyfriend Brad Pitt about the incident and he confronted the mogul.
Angelina Jolie: Jolie told the Times she had to turn down advances from Weinstein in 1998 and chose never to work with him again. She said she warned other women about him
Cara Delevigne and Angelina Jolie are both among the many women accusing Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault
Cara Delevigne: ‘As soon as we were alone he began to brag about all the actresses he had slept with and how he had made their careers and spoke about other inappropriate things of a sexual nature. He then invited me to his room. I quickly declined and asked his assistant if my car was outside. She said it wasn’t and wouldn’t be for a bit and I should go to his room. At that moment I felt very powerless and scared but didn’t want to act that way hoping that I was wrong about the situation. When I arrived I was relieved to find another woman in his room and thought immediately I was safe. He asked us to kiss and she began some sort of advances upon his direction. I swiftly got up and asked him if he knew that I could sing. And I began to sing….i thought it would make the situation better….more professional….like an audition….i was so nervous. After singing I said again that I had to leave.He walked me to the door and stood in front of it and tried to kiss me on the lips. I stopped him and managed to get out of the room’.
‘Everyone knew what Harvey was up to’, actress Lea Seydoux was attacked in Paris
Lea Seydoux: ‘We were talking on the sofa when he suddenly jumped on me and tried to kiss me. I had to defend myself. He’s big and fat, so I had to be forceful to resist him. He tried more than once. This was never going to be about work. He had other intentions – I could see that very clearly. All throughout the evening, he flirted and stared at me as if I was a piece of meat. It was hard to say no because he’s so powerful. I’m an actress and he’s a producer. We are in the same industry, so its impossible to avoid him. I’ve seen how he operates: the way he looks for an opening. The way he tests women to see what he can get away with. That’s the most disgusting thing. Everyone knew what Harvey was up to and no one did anything. It’s unbelievable that he’s been able to act like this for decades and still keep his career.
Asia Argento: The Italian actress has accused Weinstein of forcibly performing oral sex on her when she was 21. ‘He terrified me, and he was big. It wouldn’t stop. It was a nightmare.’ She said she went on to have consensual sex with him over the years that followed. She documented the alleged attack in her 2000 film Scarlet Diva.
Zoe Brock:‘Harvey left the room, but not for long. He re-emerged naked a couple of minutes later and asked if I would give him a massage. Panicking, in shock, I remember weighing up the options and wondering how much I needed to placate him to keep myself safe. I told him I was uncomfortable and that I was angry that I had been tricked into this position. He pleaded with me to let him massage me and I let him put his hands on my shoulders while my mind raced. Harvey chased me, d**k, b**ls and all, and banged on the door with his fists, pleading with me to come out.’
Former model Zoe Brock says Weinstein chased her naked in a hotel room
Louisette Geiss: Actress was called to a late night meeting with Weinstein in 2008. He allegedly emerged in a bathrobe and told her he would green light her script if she watched him masterbate. She left the meeting.
Judith Godreche: The French actress says Weinstein tried to massage her and pull off her sweater after asking her up to his Cannes suite to see the view in 1996.
Dawn Dunning: Aspiring actress says she was called to a meeting about future film projects in 2003. When she arrived Weinstein presented her with three scripts for his next three movies which he would let her star in, only if she had three-way sex with him. She fled the hotel.
Tomi-Ann Roberts: Weinstein met her when she was serving tables as a college junior in 1984 and told her to meet him at his home. When she arrived, she says, he was naked in the bath and told her she would give a better audition if she was nude. She says she refused and left.
Katherine Kendall: The Swingers actress was told Weinstein had to stop off in his apartment to pick something up after a screening in 1993. He changed into a bathrobe and told her to massage her. When she resisted she said the mogul returned naked and chased her.
Lucia Evans: The actress, formerly known as Lucia Stoller, claims Weinstein forced her to perform oral sex on him in 2004. Speaking to the New Yorker, she said that she suffered years of trauma after the incident which occurred in a ‘casting meeting’ in a Miramax office in Manhattan. He reportedly called her late at night after the incident.
Gwyneth Paltrow revealed that Weinstein attempted to get her into a hotel bedroom and massage her when she was 22
Mira Sorvino:The Mighty Aphrodite actress told the New Yorker that Weinstein tried to massage her in a hotel room at the 1995 Toronto International Film Festival. He then went to her home in the middle of the night but she called a male friend to protect her, she claimed. She said turning down the mogul adversely affected her career.
Rosanna Arquette: The actress also said her career suffered after she rebuffed Weinstein’s advances in the early 1990s. At a hotel meeting he tried to put her hand on his erect penis, she claims.
Rose McGowan: The actress, who made her breakthrough in 1996 in the Weinstein-produced slasher revival movie Scream, reportedly sued Weinstein after he assaulted her in 1997 at the Sundance Film Festival. She signed a non-disclosure agreement at the close of the suit and has only referred to him obliquely in social media since. On Sunday she referred to being abused by a ‘monster’ and has previously referred to being raped by a studio head.
Career suicide: Mira Sorvino revealed how her career nose-dived after she turned down Weinstein’s advances
Ashley Judd: Judd’s film roles include the 1997 thriller Kiss the Girls – and says that during the filming of that movie Weinstein repeatedly asked her to watch him shower. She was one of the women who spoke out to The New York Times this week, saying: ‘Women have been talking about Harvey amongst ourselves for a long time, and it’s simply beyond time to have the conversation publicly.’
Emma De Caunes: French actress Emma de Caunes said that she met Weinstein in 2010, soon after he told her he had a script he was producing based on a book with a strong female character. Weinstein offered to show her the script, and asked her up to his hotel room, where he began to take a shower. He then emerged naked and with an erection, asking her to lay down with him on the bed and telling her that many had done so before. ‘I was very petrified,’ said de Caunes. ‘But I didn’t want to show him that I was petrified, because I could feel that the more I was freaking out, the more he was excited.’
Zelda Perkins was 25 when, as an assistant of Weinstein’s in London, she reportedly confronted the mogul for harassing her and ‘several’ other women; she later settled out of court
Lauren O’Connor: A former employee of The Weinstein Company, she told executives there in the fall of 2015 that there was ‘a toxic environment for women at this company’ after one of her colleagues told her that Weinstein had pressured her into massaging him while he was naked, the NYT said.
Ambra Battilana: An Italian actress and model, she told the NYT that in March 2015 Weinstein invited her to his New York office. There, she said, he asked if her breasts were real before grabbing them and putting his hands up her skirt. She reported the alleged incident to police, but they did not press charges. According to the NYT, Weinstein later paid her off.
Jessica Barth: Weintein reportedly pressured Barth, an actress, to give him a naked massage in the Peninsula Hotel from 2011 onwards.
Laura Madden: An ex-employee, she told the NYT that Weinstein had asked her to give him massages from 1991 onwards, while they were both in London and Dublin. ‘It was so manipulative,’ she told the NYT. ‘You constantly question yourself – am I the one who is the problem?’ Weinstein denied knowledge.
Emily Nestor: Nestor was a temporary employee of the Weinstein Company for just one day in 2014 when Weinstein approached her and offered to boost her career in exchange for sex, the NYT reported.
Zelda Perkins: An assistant of Weinstein’s based in London in 1998; then 25, she reportedly confronted Weinstein after she and ‘several’ others were harassed and later settled out of court.
Elizabeth Karlsen, an Oscar-winning producer, said a female executive told her almost 30 years ago that she had found Weinstein naked in her bedroom in a Miramax-rented property
Elizabeth Karlsen: The Oscar-nominated producer of Carol and The Crying Game, among others, told The Hollywood Reporter on Sunday that almost 30 years ago, an unnamed young female executive who had worked at Miramax with Weinstein had found him naked in her bedroom one night. The exec was in a house rented by Miramax at the time to cut its overheads.
Liza Campbell: A freelance script reader, she told the UK’s Sunday Times that Weinstein had summoned her to his hotel room in London before telling her to get in the bath with him.
Lauren Sivan: The former Fox news host said that Weinstein trapped her in a closed restaurant and masturbated in front of her to completion in 2007. He took her to a closed restaurant beneath a club she had visited and attempted to kiss her, then when she refused he cornered her and made her watch him touch himself, according to The Huffington Post.
Jessica Hynes: The British actress, best known for her roles in the Bridget Jones movies and for co-creating and co-writing the sitcom Spaced, said she was invited to audition for Weinstein when she was 19 – in a bikini. Hynes, formerly known as Jessica Stevenson, said she refused to wear the skimpy item – and lost the job.
Romola Garai: British actress Romola Garai said she felt ‘violated’ following a meeting with Harvey Weinstein in his London hotel room when she was 18 in which he was in a bathrobe. Garai, best known for her role in ‘Atonement’, said she had already been hired for a part but was told to audition privately with the Hollywood mogul because ‘you had to be personally approved by him’. ‘Like every other woman in the industry, I’ve had an ‘audition’ with Harvey Weinstein,’ she told The Guardian. ‘So I had to go to his hotel room in the Savoy and he answered the door in his bathrobe. I was only 18. I felt violated by it’.
Unnamed assistant: Weinstein allegedly behaved inappropriately toward a woman employed as his assistant in 1990. The case was settled out of court.
Another unnamed assistant: In 2015, Weinstein reportedly pressured another assistant into giving him a naked massage in the Peninsula Hotel, where he is also said to have pressured Barth.
Unnamed Miramax employee: At one point in the early 1990s, a young woman is alleged to have suddenly left the company after an encounter with Weinstein. She also settled out of court.
Unnamed woman: A woman who did not wish to be named because she feared Weinstein’s connections told The New York Times that the producer had summoned her to his hotel at an unknown date and raped her.
WHAT THE STARS ARE SAYING ABOUT WEINSTEIN
Jennifer Lawrence stated although she had not witnessed Weinstein’s inappropriate acts herself, she still condemned the producer
Matt Damon: ‘As the father of four daughters, this is the kind of sexual predation that keeps me up at night. This is the great fear for all of us.I did five or six movies with Harvey. I never saw this. I feel horrible for these women and it’s wonderful they have this incredible courage and are standing up now. We can all feel this change that’s happening, which is necessary and overdue.’
Ben Affleck: ‘I am saddened and angry that a man who I worked with used his position of power to intimidate, sexually harass and manipulate many women over decades’
Nicole Kidman: ‘As I’ve stated before publicly, I support and applaud all women and these women who speak out against any abuse and misuse of power – be it domestic violence or sexual harassment in the workforce. We need to eradicate this behavior.’
George Clooney: ‘I suppose the argument would be that it’s not just about Hollywood, but about all of us – that every time you see someone using their power and influence to take advantage of someone without power and influence and you don’t speak up, you’re complicit.’
Jennifer Lawrence: ‘I was deeply disturbed to hear the news about Harvey Weinstein’s behavior. This kind of abuse is inexcusable and absolutely upsetting.’
Kate Winslet: ‘His behavior is without question disgraceful and appalling and very, very wrong. I had hoped that these kind of stories were just made up rumors, maybe we have all been naïve.’
Meryl Streep: ‘The disgraceful news about Harvey Weinstein has appalled those of us whose work he championed, and those whose good and worthy causes he supported.’
Kate Winslet said Weinstein’s behavior was appalling and very wrong
Glenn Close: ‘I’m angry, not just at him and the conspiracy of silence around his actions, but also that the ‘casting couch’ phenomenon, so to speak, is still a reality in our business and in the world: the horrible pressure, the awful expectation put on a woman when a powerful, egotistical, entitled bully expects sexual favors in exchange for a job.’
Judi Dench: ‘Whilst there is no doubt that Harvey Weinstein has helped and championed my film career for the past 20 years, I was completely unaware of these offences which are, of course, horrifying, and I offer my sympathy to those who have suffered, and wholehearted support to those who have spoken out.’
Mark Ruffalo said it was a ‘disgusting abuse of power’
Romola Garai: ‘Like every other woman in the industry, I’ve had an ‘audition’ with Harvey Weinstein. So I had to go to his hotel room in the Savoy and he answered the door in his bathrobe. I was only 18. I felt violated by it.’
Ashley Judd: ‘Women have been talking about Harvey amongst ourselves for a long time, and it’s simply beyond time to have the conversation publicly.’
Mark Ruffalo: ‘To be clear what Harvey Weinstein did was a disgusting abuse of power and horrible. I hope we are now seeing the beginning of the end of these abuses.’
James Gunn: ‘If even 1/10th of the stories about Harvey Weinstein are true (and I believe they are), then good f***ing riddance. That s***’s gotta stop.’
Lena Dunham: ‘Easy to think Weinstein company took swift action but this has actually been the slowest action because they always always knew.’
Susan Sarandon: ‘Huge respect for Ashley Judd and all the women who broke their silence for the article on Harvey Weinstein. Brave.’
Julianne Moore: ‘Coming forward about sexual abuse and coercion is scary and women have nothing to be gained personally by doing so. But through their bravery we move forward as a culture, and I thank them. Stand with Ashley Judd, Rose McGowan and others.’
Jessica Chastain: ‘I was warned from the beginning. The stories were everywhere. To deny that is to create an environment for it to happen again.’
Jeff Bridges: ‘I wish him the best struggling with his demons, but his behavior was terrible. And I wish him – just as being a fellow human being – we are all struggling with different things. And he can struggle with his and come out the other side.’
Kevin Smith: ‘He financed the first 14 years of my career – and now I know while I was profiting, others were in terrible pain. It makes me feel ashamed.’
Paul Feig: ‘There is no excuse for monsters like Harvey Weinstein. It’s up to all of us, men and women, to speak up against sexual harassment and abuse.’
Michael Keaton: ‘H Weinstein – yikes! Disgusting and creepy. So is ‘leader of the free world’, by the way.’
Heather Graham is one of a number of actors to speak out against Weinstein
Emmy Rossum: ‘The ‘old dinosaur’ explanation doesn’t cut it. Decades of using power to intimidate women for sexual gain is reprehensible and inexcusable.’
Heather Graham: ‘Women speak out about sexual harassment and Harvey Weinstein gets fired. This is the best and most inspiring news story I have seen in a while.’
Judd Apatow: ‘What Harvey Weinstein did was abhorrent. He admits he did it. Why should anyone be silent in their disgust and support for his victims?’
Amber Tamblyn: ‘Heed the mantra and never forget: Women. Have. Nothing. To. Gain. And. Everything. To. Lose. By. Coming. Forward.’
Scott Derrickson: ‘I expect the Hollywood elite will remain largely silent about Weinstein. Me, I give zero f***s about any repercussions for condemning him.’
Brooklyn Decker: ‘We condemn ‘grab them by the p***y’ and we condone this.’
Patricia Arquette: ‘If there is a way to cure yourself of being a predator than I hope Harvey learns what it is & shares it with the world. It’s an epidemic.’
Ryan Murphy: ‘In this society, most women have a Harvey Weinstein in their life. There is always a minefield you navigate when you’re a woman and go through the system of Hollywood. Sometimes you are lucky enough to have champions or people who aren’t interested in taking advantage of you, and sometimes you do not. I know my way around an Oscar-winning lady or two, and whenever he would come up in conversation, there was always this ‘ick’ or ‘ugh’ type of reaction. All of the women I spoke to would say that. All of them. I wondered what was up with that.’