Newly unsealed court documents put Harvey Weinstein’s Rolodex on full display. The fallen movie mogul — who is now a convicted rapist facing up to 29 years in jail and will be sentenced Wednesday — once tried to save his career by emailing his famous peers, including billionaires, powerful agents and Hollywood titans.
Variety reported the text of one such email from Weinstein to Apple's Tim Cook and Eddy Cue:
I don’t need you to make any public statements — just a private one to my gmail address, saying that you support me getting therapy and the help I need before the board fires me. I’m in a tough spot. Many of the allegations are false, but I need your help with this private letter of support. I’m going to get well, and if I pass the therapist test, then we can talk about reinstatement et cetera. But for now, I’m going to take a leave of absence and get healthy. If they fire me now, it’ll destroy me personally and cause a huge legal battle, based on my rights with the company. But if I have support from someone like you getting me going into treatment and having the shot at a second chance (because people deserve a second chance), it would be very helpful. I would need something today if you can — I so appreciate it.
Harvey Weinstein Said Jennifer Aniston ‘Should Be Killed,’ Unsealed Court Documents Reveal https://t.co/TY7uUThfOm— DeepClips (@DeepClips) March 11, 2020
The former movie producer was sentenced to 23 years in prison on Wednesday following his sexual assault and rape conviction last month in a case hailed as a victory for the #MeToo movement against sexual misconduct, according to Reuters.
‘The judge sent a message today about this type of behavior,’ said Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance, after Harvey Weinstein was sentenced to 23 years in prison for rape and sexual assault pic.twitter.com/nszgDm8goi— Reuters (@Reuters) March 11, 2020