The brother of Harvey Weinstein ripped into him as a “very sick man” whose remorse rings “hollow” — a day after the ousted studio executive said he needs help following a string of sexual misconduct allegations.
“I’ve urged him to seek immediate professional help because he is in dire need of it,” Bob Weinstein, who co-founded the film studio The Weinstein Co. with his embattled brother in 2005, said in a scathing statement Thursday.
“He said he would go away for help and has yet to do so,” Bob Weinstein added. “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.”
As more celebrities came forward Wednesday to share alleged encounters with the movie mogul, Harvey Weinstein acknowledged outside of his daughter’s Los Angeles home that he’s “not doing OK, but I’m trying.”
“I gotta get help,” the 65-year-old said in a video licensed by NBC News, before getting into a car that was reportedly taking him to the airport. “You know, what? We all make mistakes. Second chance, I hope.”
Weinstein, a longtime Hollywood power player who helped to launch countless careers, now stands accused of sexual harassment or sexually inappropriate behavior by more than two dozen women over decades.
Earlier in the day, Los Angeles police were called to his daughter’s home when, according to TMZ, she was concerned about her father’s well-being. But when police arrived, the LA