Harvey Weinstein gets bail at $1 million and looks forward to rebuilding his shattered career
Harvey Weinstein, who has been accused by over 60 women of sexual assault and abuse, was let out on a $1 million bail after he surrendered to the police on Friday at his home in Manhattan.
According to reports, Weinstein took the decision to surrender after it was revealed that the police had enough evidence to arrest him on felony charges of rape and criminal sex acts against two women.
However, the movie mogul was not just twiddling his thumbs while he was waiting for his arrest to take place. Instead, he has been looking to expand his career even now.
According to a new report by Page Six, Weinstein has been planning a documentary about himself, where he plans to speak about his side of the story.
Sources told the publication that Weinstein has been trying to reach out to multiple industry sources about a documentary that "he could control," that'd he make "when this is over." However, the disgraced producer's representatives have come out and made a statement that "he isn’t interested in a documentary about his experience."
Weinstein still carries the belief that the whole Hollywood fraternity would forgive him within a matter of time, something that he personally confided in with pal Piers Morgan. In an interview with GQ, Morgan told the publication that the producer thinks he'll be taken back eventually.
"I've spoken to Harvey in the clinic in Arizona, for about an hour. He's fighting," Morgan said. “He’s a fascinating character. The apocalyptic symptom of the whole thing — the casting couch finally brought to judgment.”
“I can’t express the same level of shock as some people in Hollywood. Listen, this has been the system since Hollywood existed,” he continued. “It’s been a moral cesspit since the Twenties, and the idea that Harvey Weinstein is the only villain? Do me a favor. Look at Mel Gibson, ultimately Harvey believes he will be forgiven.”
However, this goes on to show that maybe Weinstein is still not aware of the irreparable damage that he has done to dozens of women, and how it has affected their careers and lives in unimaginable ways. In a new manifesto uncovered by the Santa Monica Observer, the movie producer calls himself a 'master seducer' and says that "women want to be taken."
In his manifesto, he says, "Women want to be taken. that's right, they want to escape any responsibility for their own sexual choices, to be able to say they were forced, coerced, overpowered. I don't believe that women want to be raped."
He further added, "I am a master seducer and not a rapist. but they do want a powerful male to grab their hands and force them down on the edge of a hot tub at a hotel near Sundance, and make love to them, as I did 20 years ago with my most public accuser," with reference to Rose McGowan.
It was also reported that after the news of Weinstein being out on bail hit the news, one of his victims, actress Annabella Sciorra, said she got "no relief" from the bail.
"If there was truly 'equal justice under the law,' Harvey Weinstein would be behind bars in Rikers today, waiting for his own day in court, not free to roam New York, his other hunting ground, wearing an ankle bracelet," Sciorra wrote on Twitter.
On the other hand, Weinstein's ex-wife, Georgina Chapman, is recovering from her husband's arrest and bail news in her own way. It is being reported that Chapman is worried about their children, 7-year-old India and 5-year-old Dashiell primarily through the whole thing.
"Georgina told friends that Harvey was surrendering himself to the authorities on Friday but there was no sense of relief in her voice. Each day Georgina wakes up to the reality of what her husband did and this is just another painful blow in what Georgina fears her children will one day hear about," ET's source says. "At this point, no matter how this plays out, there is no relief for their family, there is only fear for her kids."