Harvey Weinstein's woes deepen
The barrage battering Tinseltown titan Harvey Weinstein has shattered his marriage, reputation, career and maybe soon, his bank account.
The 65-year-old Pulp Fiction uber producer has been one of the most powerful men in Hollywood for three decades.
Tough-talking and hot tempered, Weinstein ruled the movie colony by threats and intimidation.
But with the explosive allegations from some of the film world’s biggest stars, accusing Weinstein of rape, sexual harassment and more, it appears the movie mogul is gearing up to face a multi-million-dollar lawsuit.
On Wednesday, he poured out his heart to the New York Post.
“I am profoundly devastated. I have lost my wife and kids, whom I love more than anything else,” he said of his sorrow at Georgina Chapman pulling the plug on their marriage.
But Weinstein told the Post he understands his wife’s decision in light of the explosive revelations.
“I fully support her decision,” he said. “I didn’t stand in Georgina’s way when we discussed a separation, I encouraged her to do what was in her heart. I know she has to do what is best for the children, herself and her business.”
Weinstein added: “I don’t want her or the children hurt anymore than they already have been.”
The disgraced production poohbah said he hopes one day the pair can reconcile.
He also told the Post that being abandoned by friends has left him reeling.
On Wednesday, TMZ reported that the film company Weinstein and his brother, Bob, built from scratch is very much in jeopardy.
The Weinstein Co. is being asked to return a $45-million loan it was fronted by AI International Holdings.
In letters to the studio and their lawyers, AI said Harvey Weinstein’s weekend ouster from the company constituted a “material adverse change” in the relationship, allowing them to demand the return.
Weinstein has hired lawyer to the stars, Blair Berk, who has represented wild child Lindsay Lohan and hellraiser Mel Gibson during their legal encounters.
On Tuesday, Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie and scores of others told The New York Times the longtime Democratic Party supporter made unwanted sexual advances on them.
The pounding continued on Wednesday, with model and sometime actor Cara Delevingne telling New York magazine that Weinstein wanted her to have sex with another woman.
The heavyweight then allegedly made sexually inappropriate comments and tried to kiss the switch-hitting Brit “It Girl”.
Blue is the Warmest Color star Lea Seydoux told The Guardian of an equally chilling encounter she had with Weinstein.
“We were talking on the sofa when he suddenly jumped on me and tried to kiss me,” she said. “I had to defend myself. He’s big and fat, so I had to be forceful to resist him.”
Seydoux added that Weinstein appeared on the verge of “losing control”.
But when she pushed him away, the allegedly perverted producer backed off.