After a flood of sexual harassment allegations, Harvey Weinstein’s younger brother and former business partner Bob Weinstein spoke out Tuesday about the accusations, calling his brother “a very sick man” and his remorse “hollow.”
“My brother Harvey is obviously a very sick man,” Bob told TMZ in a statement. “I’ve urged him to seek immediate professional help because he is in dire need of it. His remorse and apologies to the victims of his abuse are hollow. He said he would go away for help and has yet to do so.”
The statement comes in the wake of a now-infamous New York Times report that listed allegations of harassment of young women by Harvey Weinstein spanning three decades. The accusations involved top or aspiring actresses who met Weinstein on the premise of discussing a project.
Since the New York Times report, dozens of other women have come forward to accuse Weinstein of sexual misconduct, while actress Asia Argento and two other women accused the disgraced producer of rape.
The elder Weinstein has issued apologies for his behavior and has reportedly checked himself into rehab for sex addiction, while the FBI is reportedly pursuing its own investigation.