He’s a new man! He’s cured!
TMZ has an exclusive interview with the head shrink on potato-looking sexual predator Harvey Weinstein’s therapy “team.” Harv’s been
hiding out undergoing out-patient treatment at a posh rehab in Arizona for “sex addiction” (aka his habit of treating women as game in the disturbing sexual wildlife preserve in his head.) But ladies, you can relax around him now.
Dr. HarveysOneRemainingEmployee PretendingToBeAShrink says that Harvey completed his one week of treatment for “psychological issues” and was apparently ready to return to society fully cured. Later on, someone in Harvey’s PR team probably realized this made his shrinks look like they got their medical licenses at Savers. So Harvey will reportedly remain in Arizona for another month because “he doesn’t want excessive distractions and wants to continue working with his doctors.” But his one week of treatment is still considered to be completed as of today. It’s just that easy!
Dr. AreYouFuckingKiddingMe says that Harvey was “invested in the program” as they focused on “dealing with his anger, his attitude toward others, boundary work and the beginnings of work on empathy.”
As for Harvey’s demeanor during treatment, accounts vary. The psychiatrist that called TMZ with Harvey’s permission (*side-eye*) claims that he was totally serious about his treatment. People, however, is reporting that Harvey remained the huge asshole that everyone describes him as being, and “wasn’t listening to anyone.”
While Weinstein said in a statement that he was working with therapists and planned to “deal with this issue head-on,” a second insider tells PEOPLE the movie mogul doesn’t think he needs round-clock help.
“He agreed to treatment, but he doesn’t think he needs rehab,” says the insider.
As for Harvey being “fully engaged” as described by an actual medical professional who rang up friggin’ TMZ to discuss his patient’s treatment, People’s source says that he was pretty much always on his cell phone and treating it like a joke. (Well, in his defense, one week of treatment for his issues IS a joke.)
“He is focused on business and in constant contact with people,” adds the insider.
It’s not entirely clear what Harvey’s business is now. Being a successful film executive is probably difficult when over 40 women have come forward to accuse you of sexual harassment (and, in some cases, rape). The Weinstein Company pink-slipped him and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences booted his ass out. Maybe SyFy is looking for someone to produce Octo-Gila Monster Typhoon?
Speaking of that unfortunately large group of women, it turns out that the only specific sexual harassment allegation he’s responded to is the one that Lupita Nyong’o made against him in an op/ed in the New York Times. In a statement, Harvey denied Lupita’s accusation. He also made sure we knew that she allegedly invited him to her play last year because she’s obviously a crazy liar.
Weinstein denied the claims in a statement through a representative: “Mr. Weinstein has a different recollection of the events, but believes Lupita is a brilliant actress and a major force for the industry. Last year, she sent a personal invitation to Mr. Weinstein to see her in her Broadway show Eclipsed.”
In an interesting twist, Lupita would appear to be the only black actress who has publicly accused Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment. And Lupita’s accusation is the only one he felt it necessary to issue a public denial about. I’ll just leave this “hmmm?” right here.