The brother of exiled Hollywood film producer Harvey Weinstein issued a statement Thursday that does not seem to offer much sympathy:
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“His remorse and apologies to the victims of his abuse are hollow,” Bob Weinstein declared. “He has proven himself to be a world-class liar and now, rather than seeking help, he is looking to blame others.”
Outside his daughter's Los Angeles home Wednesday, Harvey Weinstein said, as IJR previously reported. “We all make mistakes.”
“Guys, I'm not doing OK, but I'm trying,” he said, adding, “I got to get help ... a second chance, I hope.”
“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,“ read a statement from his representative to The New Yorker magazine. ”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."
Two days later, The New Yorker published a piece in which three women accused him of rape.
Weinstein's wife, Georgina Chapman, told People magazine she will be leaving him.