Bob Weinstein Thinks the Academy Should Expel Brother Harvey

Lawrence Kim
October 15, 2017

Following reports about Weinstein's sexual harassment and assault against women, talent have begun to separate themselves.

As for what's next for Weinstein Co., Bob Weinstein said they didn't shut down NBC or Fox News after similar scandals and his brother is the one that should pay. His brother meanwhile traveled the globe for award ceremonies and movie promotions.

Bob Weinstein, who cofounded the Weinstein Company with his brother Harvey, has opened up about his brother's history of sexual assaults and the future of their company in a candid interview.

"I find myself in a waking nightmare".

As a father of three girls, Bob said, "I am heartbroken for the women that he has harmed".

Bob Weinstein said that he had little personal contact with Harvey Weinstein over the past five years, saying that the two had "divorced". Bob Weinstein ran Dimension, a division of the company that made less glamorous but more financially successful films. "It's a sickness that's inexcusable".

Harvey was sacked from The Weinstein Company by its board, which includes Bob, who is a cofounder, on October 8. And I am not looking for one bit of sympathy from anyone.

In an interview #The Hollywood Reporter, #Bob Weinstein revealed how he feels about the situation his brother has put him and his company in. "I've urged him to seek immediate professional help because he is in dire need of it". And that's the truth. "His remorse and apologies to the victims of his abuse are hollow". I'm a fighter. For my entire adult life, I fought for the films I want to see the light of day. "Not an excuse", Bob Weinstein said.

'I don't hear concern or contrition for the victims.

Bob Weinstein admitted that while he knew his brother was a notorious philanderer and cheater, he didn't know the extent of Harvey's actions. "I did it. I'm not that guy, and that's not the way I operate", he said. It wasn't like he even had a mistress. The New York bank helped finance the creation of the Weinstein 2005 by raising close to $1 billion. No way. No [expletive] way was I aware that that was the type of predator that he was. And the way he convinced people to do things?

"I don't think he feels anything", Bob commented.

Bob Weinstein is now takin care of the chaos his brother's situation introduced to the business. "Business is continuing as usual as the company moves ahead".

So far, Amazon and Netflix have cut ties with TWC and it's understood that AMPAS - the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, AKA the governing body of the Oscars - is considering expelling Weinstein.

"I'm ashamed that he is my brother, to be honest", he said. I don't feel he feels anything to this day.

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