Bob Weinstein admitted to paying $600,000 for the sake of his brother, Harvey Weinstein, in the 1990’s according to a report from The New Yorker. Bob and Harvey established Miramax together in 1979, and according to reports, Bob used funds from his account to allegedly “hide the payment” from executives at Miramax as well as its mother company, Disney.
The publication revealed that Harvey and his brother had to give “hush-money” to two different female employees in England due to sexual harassment and assault.
Bob stated that he did, in fact, pay off the women in question but was “misled” by Harvey as to why he was paying them money. He stated, “regarding that payment, I only know what Harvey told me, and basically what he said was he was fooling around with two women,” and they were now asking him for cash.
As you may already know, Harvey’s case continues to worsen ever since The New York Times published an exposé describing over thirty years of sexual misconduct perpetrated by the disgraced producer.
Furthermore, since the initial report, more allegations have hit the mainstream media including from women such as Rose McGowan, Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow, and even Daryl Hannah.
Sources revealed to the organization, Us Weekly, that Bob and Harvey Weinstein hadn’t spoken to each other in nearly five years before the scandal became known to the public.
Due to Harvey’s actions, executives at the Weinstein Company, which Harvey and his brother started, had to fire him.
Additionally, a spokesperson for the shamed producer responded to the claims that the NYPD had enough evidence to arrest Harvey for the alleged rape of Paz de la Huerta.
His lawyer stated that he doesn’t believe that there will be criminal charges at the moment, and the police will not be indicting him anytime soon.