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.
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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