Everybody knows about the Nigerian prince scam but have you ever gotten one of those emails from somebody you know that says they are traveling in some country and have been robbed and they need you to wire them $500 to get home? Well, apparently accused sexual harasser Harvey Weinstein sent one of those emails to a bunch of Hollywood muckety mucks, but instead of wanting money, he wanted them to help him save his job. Newsflash: Didn’t work.
According to The Hollywood Reporter:
As the board of The Weinstein Co. moved to fire Harvey Weinstein as its co-chairman over the weekend, he sent a private email to a number of high-level Hollywood executives at the studios, networks and talent agencies, begging for their aid in helping him save his job.
The letter is laughably pathetic. In it Harvey admits to some wrongdoing and seems to think that if he is a good boy and goes to therapy all can be forgiven. His letter reads, in part:
My board is thinking of firing me. All I’m asking, is let me take a leave of absence and get into heavy therapy and counseling. Whether it be in a facility or somewhere else, allow me to resurrect myself with a second chance. A lot of the allegations are false as you know but given therapy and counseling as other people have done, I think I’d be able to get there.
Get where exactly I wonder. The train has left the station and Harvey missed it because he was allegedly too busy fertilizing the plants. This chump needs a time machine and a lobotomy, not time at the spa with his job waiting for him when he comes out. There is no resurrection for mortal dirt bags. He went on to say:
If you could write this letter backing me, getting me the help and time away I need, and also stating your opposition to the board firing me, it would help me a lot. I am desperate for your help. Just give me the time to have therapy. Do not let me be fired. If the industry supports me, that is all I need.
Poor Harvey. I did not wire $500 to Guatemala when I got an email from my cousin saying she had her passport stolen because I knew her dumbass uses her birthday as a password. Similarly, the execs Harvey emailed didn’t write a letter defending him because they could read the writing on the wall, smell the desperation and were probably afraid they’d get a virus from clicking on his mail.
Harvey’s full desperate email is below:
JUST IN: Weinstein's desperate email to Hwood CEOs, moguls hours before his firing. Read to me by a disgusted (male) recipient pic.twitter.com/wQA64WcKf7
— Janice Min (@janicemin) October 9, 2017