Harvey Weinstein Pictured Wearing Absolutely Ridiculous Disguise
As expected when an avalanche of sexual assault claims come in your direction, Harvey Weinstein is keeping his head down.
The disgraced producer has been spotted in a not-so-effective disguise at a Phoenix restaurant on Thursday, TMZ reports.
The 65-year-old former film executive was wearing a blonde wig, orange make-up, and a baseball cap when he showed up with a male companion at Chestnut restaurant where he asked for a private room.
The only issue is that the ‘private’ room was made of glass so people in the restaurant could see him.
Weinstein’s hat was embroidered with 2:24. The 2:24 Bible verse reads:
But God raised him from the dead, freeing him from the agony of death, because it was impossible for death to keep its hold on him.
Harvey Weinstein has been staying in the Phoenix area where he completed a one-week outpatient rehab program and was reportedly receiving outpatient therapy.
The founder of Miramax, Weinstein was fired over allegations of sexual abuse, dating back throughout his career, which could land him five to 25 years in prison on sexual assault charges if tried in criminal court.
The New Yorker leaked audio of him asking a model to watch him shower in light of the Hollywood mogul’s history of sexual abuse against women that was reported by The New York Times.
The news report exposes the moment Weinstein begs a Filipina-Italian model named Ambra Battilana Gutierrez, who was recording the meeting for a 2015 NYD sting operation, to come in his room and watch him shower.
He also confesses to groping her breast and saying ‘I’m used to that,’ saying he won’t do it again if she comes into the bathroom.
After numerous refusals, the producer eventually dismisses her.
Weinstein has been accused of many incidents of gross sexual misconduct – including harassment, sexual assault and rape – by over 50 women.
The disgraced exec was fired from The Weinstein Company on Sunday following the exposé that revealed decades of sexual harassment allegations made against him by actresses.
The company’s board of directors announced his firing Sunday night in a statement marking the beginning of one of the biggest falls from grace Hollywood has ever seen.
In light of new information about misconduct by Harvey Weinstein that has emerged in the past few days, the directors of The Weinstein Company — Robert Weinstein, Lance Maerov, Richard Koenigsberg and Tarak Ben Ammar — have determined, and have informed Harvey Weinstein, that his employment with The Weinstein Company is terminated, effective immediately.
Weinstein’s statement in the New York Times described the different ‘culture’ in the Sixties and Seventies.
The first part of it read:
I came of age in the Sixties and Seventies, when all the rules about behaviour and workplaces were different. That was the culture then.
I have since learned it’s not an excuse, in the office – or out of it. To anyone. I realised some time ago that I needed to be a better person and my interactions with the people I work with have changed.
I appreciate the way I’ve behaved with colleagues in the past has caused a lot of pain, and I sincerely apologise for it.
Though I’m trying to do better, I know I have a long way to go. That is my commitment.
Since the first person came forward, countless actors and actresses have spoken out against him including Meryl Streep, George Clooney, Cara Delevigne, Blake Lively, Reese Witherspoon, and many others.
Now, and only now, with safety in numbers, have these strong women felt able to talk about the abuse they suffered, showing just how insipid and poisonous the nature of sexual abuse can be, at the hands of powerful people.
Channing Tatum also announced he’ll be stepping down from his directorial debut on Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock, as well as cutting all ties with The Weinstein Company.
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