Although he pretended to take the accusations leveled against him by a diverse group of actresses seriously, PageSix now reports that Harvey Weinstein has basically been putting on an act.
The movie mogul, who volunteered to go to rehab after a wave of allegations of sexual harassment and rape against him from women in Hollywood, isn’t exactly in his element in therapy, falling asleep in sessions or talking on his phone, a source tells Page Six.
Although he was said to be at an inpatient facility, the truth of the matter is that he’s being treated in an outpatient facility, albeit an “intensive” one. This allows him to spend his nights at a hotel. Because, if you’re a Hollywood mogul, you’re obviously not going to spend your nights in some darn clinic.
A source with knowledge of Weinstein’s behavior in the clinic says that, instead of taking responsibility for his actions, the producer pretends that it’s all a grand conspiracy meant to take him down. “In one group therapy session,” the witness says, “Harvey arrived 15 minutes late. Then, when it was his turn to speak, he launched into a speech about how this is all a conspiracy against him.”
What’s more, Weinstein apparently falls asleep when other patients are sharing their stories, only to be awakened “by the ringing of his smuggled mobile phone…. Harvey jolted awake, jumped up, immediately took the call and then ran out of the room.”
Another source, although one who is close to Weinstein and, therefore, hasn’t actually seen him in action, disagrees with that description. This Weinstein friend admits that he has a mobile phone — which isn’t allowed in the facility — but says that “the characterization of what he said and what happened at the group session isn’t true.”
Even this friend has to admit, however, that Weinstein continues to deflect any accusations of rape, sexual intimidation, and abuse:
He insists he never raped or assaulted anyone, and that all the encounters were consensual. He realizes he has acted like an a–hole, but he still insists he’s not a rapist.
Of course he does. Because Harvey Weinstein is above the law, or so he believes. He’s a powerful Hollywood mogul. He can do as he pleases… as long as he regularly donates to his favorite Democratic politicians, that is. Because we all know that morality can be bought, don’t we?
Meanwhile, I’m still waiting for Hillary, Bill and Chelsea Clinton to give Weinstein’s money back.