Harvey Weinstein begged Hollywood execs to help save his career
By Joe Tacopino October 9, 2017 | 5:40pm
A desperate Harvey Weinstein made a last-ditch attempt to save his career in an email pleading to Hollywood power players, begging them to support him as his own company weighed his ouster.
The disgraced studio head told the industry big wigs that he would seek therapy and take a leave of absence to “resurrect myself with a second chance.”
The letter was posted online by The Hollywood Reporter CEO Janine Min on Monday.
“My board is thinking of firing me. All I’m asking, is let me take a leave of absence and get into heavy therapy and counseling,” Weinstein pleads.
“Do not let me be fired,” it ends. “If the industry supports me, that is all I need.”
Weinstein begged for them to send a letter to his company’s board and vouch for him.
“I could really use your support or just your honesty if you can’t support me,” he wrote.
“I need you to send a letter to my private gmail address. The letter would go to the board and no one else.”
Weinstein reportedly sent the letter to Ron Meyer of NBC Universal, CEO of Discovery Communications David Zaslav and former chairman of Walt Disney studios Jeffrey Katzenberg.
“I am desperate for your help,” Weinstein wrote.
“Just give me the time to have therapy.”
One of the recipients reportedly wrote back: “No f–ing chance.”