Sibling rivalry is a bitch. And so is getting exposed after decades of alleged sickening behavior toward women. Page Six has a “former staffer” saying that disgraced film exec Harvey Weinstein’s downfall might have come courtesy of his brother Bob Weinstein. Guess you should have let him hold the Oscar for once, Harv.
The source says that Bob, who co-founded The Weinstein Company and its predecessor Miramax with Harvey, deliberately exposed Harvey as a piggish lech in order to take over their company.
“Bob’s wanted Harvey out for years,” said a former staffer, who added that the two brothers are becoming increasingly suspicious of each other.
The source say that Bob might have been the one to feed details to the New York Times, which ran an expose this week on Harvey’s alleged history of sexual harassment and multiple related settlements. Bob is said to have been plotting this for a long time. It sounds like a soap opera plot line except they had to include the tidbit that Harvey likes women to watch him shower. No one wants to think about that. There’s not a loofah with a long enough handle in the world to touch that.
Another “insider” says that Bob’s thirst for his brother’s destruction is deep.
“Bob wanted Harvey to get what’s coming to him.”
Yet another source says that several Weinstein Company staffers agree that “Bob’s trying to take over and push Harvey out,” and that he did indeed tip the Times off.
Bob has denied all of these allegations to Page Six.
In other Hideous Harvey news, The New York Times reports that his leave of absence from the Weinstein Company due to the recent allegations is being described as “indefinite.” Perhaps he can spend his downtime rapping along to all of his Jay-Z records and getting the lyrics wrong.
Also, a third of the board has resigned. (Four Democratic senators have also said they’re returning any contributions that the Weinstein Company has made to their campaigns.)
Three members of the board — Dirk Ziff, a billionaire investor; Marc Lasry, owner of the Milwaukee Bucks and chief executive of Avenue Capital Group, an investment firm; and Tim Sarnoff, president of production services and deputy chief executive of Technicolor — have resigned.
In other other Harvey news, his attorney Lisa Bloom has resigned. Lisa, who has made a career from representing victims of sexual abuse, was on Harvey’s Damage Control Team, but she announced today that she’s jumping off that sinking ship, as more allegations come out.
I have resigned as an advisor to Harvey Weinstein.
My understanding is that Mr. Weinstein and his board are moving toward an agreement.
— Lisa Bloom (@LisaBloom) October 7, 2017
I’m sure that before Lisa Bloom gave Harvey her resignation, she said to him, “But you’re still going to turn my book into a miniseries, right?”