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Suicidal Weinstein Stripped of Awards, Admits to Groping on Tape

Weinstein - Hollywood Producer Accused of Sexual Harassment
Hollywood movie producer Harvey Weinstein

In the midst of dozens of celebrities speaking out in outrage and disgust at the continually growing sexual harassment allegations against Harvey Weinstein, the Hollywood producer has reached an all-time low.



After it was announced that his wife was leaving him, over 20 women including American sweethearts Gwyneth Paltrow and Angelina Jolie, have come forward to accuse the mogul of sexual misconduct.

RELATED: Everything You Need to Know About Allegations Against Harvey Weinstein.

Weinstein was seen begging a stranger for ride outside his daughter’s Hollywood home Wednesday morning. Details of an argument between Weinstein and his daughter have not been released, but Weinstein was said to have screamed, “You’re making it worse” at his eldest daughter before running into the street to beg for ride from a random driver going down the street.

Lily Weinstein, his 22 year old daughter, was eventually able to calm her father down and bring him back inside her home. However, Harvey Weinstein’s “suicidal and depressed” behavior resulted in 911 being called.



By the time LAPD arrived on the scene, at around 10:30 a.m., Harvey Weinstein had fled the scene. Lily Weinstein claims her father was calm and no longer a threat by the time he left.

It was originally stated that the Hollywood movie producer would be seeking rehabilitation in Europe, but sources confirmed Wednesday that would be in Arizona for his recuperation.

The fight with his daughter comes only one day after his fashion-designer wife, Georgina Chapman, announced that she would not be standing by Harvey Weinstein as further details of more sexual assaults were revealed. The couple were married in 2007.

“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,” said Chapman.






Weinstein responded with a statement of his own: “Over the last week, there has been a lot of pain for my family that I take responsibility for. I sat down with my wife Georgina, who I love more than anything, and we discussed what was best for our family. We discussed the possibility of a separation and I encouraged her to do what was in her heart. In the end, she made the decision to separate.”

“I understand. I love her and I love our children and hopefully, when I am better, I will be in their lives again,” he explained. “I support her decision, I am in counseling and perhaps, when I am better, we can rebuild.”

Weinstein’s remorse for his history of sexual abuse comes too little too late. Meanwhile, an audio tape of him continuously pressuring model Ambra Battilana Gutierrez to come into his hotel room while he showers (and in which he also admits to groping her breast the night before) revealed little sympathy for the effects of his actions on others.




Sources confirmed that Weinstein hopes rehab will procure him the chance for a fresh start and a return to Hollywood. One can only hope for the sakes of his victims and all women in the industry that his actions will prove nonredeemable to the Hollywood elite.

“I understand. I love her and I love our children and hopefully, when I am better, I will be in their lives again,” he explained. “I support her decision, I am in counseling and perhaps, when I am better, we can rebuild.”

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts, which hosts the BAFTA awards in London every year, have suspended Weinstein, effective immediately. “We hope this announcement sends a clear message that such behavior has absolutely no place in our industry,” the group said in a statement.

Likewise, members of British parliament have officially requested that Prime Minister Theresa May strip Weinstein of the title of the Commander of the Order of the British Empire he was awarded in 2004. His title is only a step below knighthood and is awarded for contribution to arts and sciences. Whether he will lose the title has yet to be confirmed.






An emergency meeting has been conveyed by The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the group in charge of the Oscars, to discuss their next steps in regards to their relationship with Weinstein. The Academy has granted 81 Oscars to films produced by Weinstein.

“The Academy finds the conduct described in the allegations against Harvey Weinstein to be repugnant, abhorrent and antithetical to the high standards of the Academy and the creative community it represents,” Academy said in a statement, “The Board of Governors will be holding a special meeting on Saturday, Oct. 14, to discuss the allegations against Weinstein and any actions warranted by the Academy.”

SEE ALSO: Ignoring Trump, Ailes, House GOP Calls on Democrats to Return Weinstein Money.

Many are calling for Weinstein to be banned from the organization, but his behavior may not break any of their rules. In its 90-year history the Academy has only expelled one person, Carmine Caridi, an actor who loaned out screening copies of movies.

Perhaps Weinstein’s actions do not break the Academy’s current rules, but that doesn’t mean he should be allowed to remain in the organization.

 

 

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