Bob Weinstein, the younger brother of disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, has publically condemned the fallen Hollywood bigwig in light of his sexual abuse scandal.
Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, Bob, 62, labeled his brother – who he says he has not spoken to for five years - a ‘liar’ and revealed that despite Harvey’s promises to seek help for sex addiction, he feels no shame over what he has done.
'Harvey has no remorse whatsoever. I have spoken to him two times [since news broke], hoping to hear “Oh my God, what have I done?” I didn't hear that. I don't feel he feels anything to this day. I don't,' Bob said.
Bob, who is also an executive at The Weinstein Company said he stopped trusting his brother years ago and ‘divorced’ him because he 'could not take the lying, cheating and attitude toward everyone.'
While he says he knew Harvey had a behavioral problem, he insists he was unaware of his brother's sexual predatoriness but refused to answer if he knew about cash settlements he gave some accusers in the past.
Bob also strongly denied his brother's claim that it was him who leaked information to The New York Times, describing the accusation as proof of Harvey's sickness.
'I didn't and, you know, Harvey is suspicious of everybody. People that are liars — lying to his wife, to his children, to everyone — well, they have to turn around and say, “Who stabbed me?” It's unbelievable that even to this moment he is more concerned with who sold him out,' he said.
Bob also admitted knowing Harvey was unfaithful to his wife Georgina Chapman but said he believed all his brother's extra-marital sexual encounters were consensual.
'I actually was quite aware that Harvey was philandering with every woman he could meet.
'I was sick and disgusted by his actions but that's the extent of what [I knew]. I said, “Harvey, you're just cheating. Why do you constantly cheat?” I could see it. But I wasn't in the room with him.
I thought he was literally just going out there cheating in a pervasive way. It wasn't like he even had a mistress. It was one after another and that I was aware of. But as far as being in a room and hearing the description in The New York Times?
'No way. No f****** way was I aware that that was the type of predator that he was. And the way he convinced people to do things? I thought they were all consensual situations,' Bob said.
Bob’s statement came as news broke this morning that 65-year-old Harvey has been expelled from the Motion Picture Academy over allegations he sexually abused women in Hollywood for two decades