Harvey Weinstein says he’s a ‘good guy' — ‘We all make mistakes’
Harvey Weinstein still considers himself a “good guy” — even after dozens of women have accused him of sexual misconduct.
The Hollywood honcho was approached by paparazzi outside of his daughter’s Los Angeles home on Thursday where he told the paps: “I’m hanging in, I’m trying my best.”
“Guys, I’m not doing OK, but I’m trying. I gotta get help guys. You know what we all make mistakes, second chance I hope,” he said in a video obtained by TMZ before climbing into his SUV.
“I’ve always been loyal to you guys,” he continued, addressing photographers. “Not like those f—ing pricks who treat you like s–t. I’ve been a good guy.”
Weinstein made his remarks hours before a former employee appeared on CBS News and said he wasn’t aware of his alleged dark side.
Women who have accused Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment and assault
“It was no secret that he had scores of women all across the globe,” said the assistant, who spent nearly a decade under the high-powered producer in the 2000s.
He added that staff wouldn’t ask questions when told to “make yourself scare” if someone was coming to the office. “And then he would call us an hour or two later and say ‘Okay come back up’ and that was it,” the ex-assistant said.
The former Weinstein aide said he didn’t make the connection to possible sexual assault until recent reports about his alleged actions, making ex-staffers feel “victimized in our own right.”
“It seems almost like the company was structured from the top to bottom to service whatever it was he was doing,” the man said.