Celebrity Scandals

Harvey Weinstein Enters Sex Addiction Rehab, D.A. Talks About Whether To Prosecute

The alleged victims include actresses Gwyneth Paltrow, Ashley Judd and Rose McGowan as well as model Cara Delevigne

After numerous allegations of sexual harassament and abuse against him—including a sting recording— Hollywood executive Harvey Weinstein has decided to enter sex rehab. TMZ shares that The Weinstein Company co-founder was spotted boarding a private jet on Tuesday night. Initially, it was reported that he was heading for a rehab center in Europe for sex addiction. Later, it was shared that he was headed to Meadows rehab center in Arizona on Wednesday.

"He wants to come back with fresh, new ideas," shared a source with TMZ. Although the 65-year-old was terminated from his position at the company he founded with his brother Bob, the sources share that the company is still mulling over how (if at all) he'll be involved in the future.

At least 13 women have come forward to state that the Hollywood heavyweight was inappropriate with them, ranging from asking for massages to groping and rape.

“Any allegations of non-consensual sex are unequivocally denied by Mr. Weinstein,” Weinstein’s spokesperson Sallie Hofmeister said in a statement to Us Weekly. “Mr. Weinstein has further confirmed that there were never any acts of retaliation against any women for refusing his advances. Mr. Weinstein obviously can’t speak to anonymous allegations, but with respect to any women who have made allegations on the record, Mr. Weinstein believes that all of these relationships were consensual. Mr. Weinstein has begun counseling, has listened to the community and is pursuing a better path. Mr. Weinstein is hoping that, if he makes enough progress, he will be given a second chance.”

There are allegations of massive cover ups that took place over decades, paying off accusers to keep quiet. The alleged victims include actresses Gwyneth Paltrow, Ashley Judd and Rose McGowan as well as model Cara Delevigne, who took to Instagram with her story.

When I first started to work as an actress, i was working on a film and I received a call from‎ Harvey Weinstein asking if I had slept with any of the women I was seen out with in the media. It was a very odd and uncomfortable call....i answered none of his questions and hurried off the phone but before I hung up, he said to me that If I was gay or decided to be with a woman especially in public that I'd never get the role of a straight woman or make it as an actress in Hollywood. A year or two later, I went to a meeting with him in the lobby of a hotel with a director about an upcoming film. The director left the meeting and Harvey asked me to stay and chat with him. 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. I still got the part for the film and always thought that he gave it to me because of what happened. Since then I felt awful that I did the movie. I felt like I didn't deserve the part. I was so hesitant about speaking out....I didn't want to hurt his family. I felt guilty as if I did something wrong. I was also terrified that this sort of thing had happened to so many women I know but no one had said anything because of fear.

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In light of the allegations, Weinstein's wife has decided to leave him.

As the media continues to cover the story, Weinstein was spotted giving the middle finger to the cameras when spotted at his lawyers' office in Los Angeles.

Meanwhile, the District Attorney in New York City is under fire about why Weinstein was never prosecuted. As Inside Edition reports, Cyrus Vance, Jr. never prosecuted Weinstein after he apparently admitted groping a model during the aforementioned sting operation in 2015. Some critics say that the lack of prosecution speaks to Weinstein's power and an ongoing pattern of accusations being hidden. The D.A. disagrees. "If we had a case that we felt we could prosecute and my experts felt we could prosecute against Harvey Weinstein, we would have," Vance, Jr. told reporters.

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