Knowing he was about to be fired from his own company after decades of abusing women in the film industry came to light, Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein penned a desperate email to industry heads asking for help.
The email didn’t work. Weinstein was fired by The Weinstein Company on Sunday. His brother, Bob, was instrumental in getting Harvey removed.
Weinstein has had deep ties with many powerful Democrats, including Hillary Clinton. Largely due to his donations to the Party and its causes, Weinstein gained access to top names like Michelle Obama and Charles Schumer. He made a total of 13 visits to the White House during President Obama’s time in office.
Now, there is pressure on Hillary Clinton to say something about Weinstein’s behavior. A self-proclaimed champion for women, Clinton has been silent about Weinstein’s cash settlements with eight women who accused him of sexual harassment and his current predicament.
Harvey Weinstein’s complete email. an apparent act of desperation, can be read below:
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.
I could really use your support or just your honesty if you can’t support me.
But if you can, I need you to send a letter to my private gmail address. The letter would only go to the board and no one else. We believe what the board is trying to do is not only wrong but might be illegal and would destroy the company. 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.
With all due respect, I need the letter today.
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