Rapist Harvey Weinstein planned to open sex addiction center run by women to restore ‘good’ image, court docs reveal – The Sun

CONVICTED rapist Harvey Weinstein planned to open a sex addiction center to be run by women to try to wash over his perverse image.

The disgraced movie mogul outlined his idea for the facility in a public statement which he personally drafted in autumn 2017 when the sexual misconduct allegations started taking shape.


Weinstein is set to be sentenced today. He faces up to 29 years in prison after being convicted of rape and sexual assault on February 24, but is begging for only five.

His victims have asked the judge that no "special treatment" be given to the rapist, as reports emerge that he said that Jennifer Aniston "should be killed" for telling a friend he had groped her in 2005.

The lengthy public statement was buried by Weinstein's PR advisers until the Manhattan Supreme Court released them yesterday.

He wrote: "I'm a sex addict. I'm an anger addict" yet he goes on to deny any sexual crimes and says his flaw is "being rude" in his "quest for perfection".

He describes the #MeToo movement as "hurtful" and says there is a "difference between assault and womanizing….between assault and cheating."

Weinstein writes that his idea for a sex addict rehab center stemmed from an old TV show.

One of the characters creates a hospital named St. Jude's, where children receive free treatment.

He writes: "I thought to myself, 'Why don't I build a St. Jude's for Addicts? For alcoholics. For sex addicts. For those struggling with opioids, drugs, food, etc. Why don't I build a St. Jude's run by women?''

He continues: "I'll finance it with my connections and turn it over to the women. They will have the best physicians from all over the world.

"It will be a place where women can talk, have groups, explain their experiences and talk to men directly."

"It wouldn't be just men having group therapies, but women confronting them, talking to them, understanding why they acted out."

Finally addressing the error of his ways he wrote: "I'm going to build this. Not to make myself look good. I don't care about that. It's a mission for me now to do this. I have to do the right thing."

Weinstein claimed he was "suicidal" following the allegations.

'SAVAGERY AND IMORRALITY'

Among other documents released Tuesday are texts from Weinstein to 'friend' and American Media executive Dylan Howard, whose titles include The National Enquirer.

In one message he suggests that some childhood "incident" lay at the root of his behavior but gave no detail.

The documents also show that he was about to get sacked in the wake of the allegations, so he emailed his mates that included Mike Bloomberg, Jeff Bezos, Netflix's Theodore Sarandos Jr and NBC vice chairman Ronald Myer, begging them for help.

He wrote "It'll destroy me and cause a huge legal battle based on my rights"

"If I have support from someone like you getting behind me going into treatment and having the shot at a second chance (because people deserve a second chance), it would be very helpful."



However the strongest words came from his brother Bob, who told him: "If you actually say you are trying to get better, it's just another lie amongst the millions. F*** you Harvey Weinstein.

"I pray there is a real hell. That's where you belong."

Adding: "You deserve a lifetime achievement award for the sheer savagery and immorality and inhumanness, for the acts you have perpetrated. Oh I forgot. They were all consensual. Then what are you in rehab for? Sex addiction. Don't think so."

Following his conviction in February Weinstein was sent to Bellevue Hospital after complaining of high blood pressure and heart palpitations.

He was sent to Rikers Island on March 5, and is currently being treated for a concussion after he fell and hit his head on Saturday night.

His trial will begin in LA. Those charges include forcible rape, forcible oral copulation, sexual penetration by use of force and sexual battery by restraint, carrying a potential 28-year prison sentence.



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