Harvey Weinstein leaving Manhattan Supreme Court during his trial in February.(Alec Tabak/for New York Daily News) Disgraced Oscar winner Harvey Weinstein, like fellow sexual predator Jeffrey Epstein, considered suicide as his once-charmed life morphed into an endless nightmare.
The one-time Hollywood producer of movies like “Shakespeare in Love” and “Pulp Fiction” was in a dark and despairing place after the first published allegations of his predatory behavior appeared in 2017, with the cinematic powerhouse suddenly a pariah reviled by family and friends, newly unsealed documents in Manhattan Supreme Court revealed.
“I have only despair,” Weinstein wrote in one of the now-public papers, a draft of an unreleased statement dated Dec. 21, 2017. “I have lost my family. I have daughters that will not talk to me. I have lost my wife. I have lost the respect of my ex-wife and generally almost all of my friends. I have no company. I’m alone. And I will be honest with you: I’m suicidal.”
“In addiction, we have to forgive ourselves. Yet, I find it impossible. I have devastated my friends and my family. I don’t want to forgive myself, but if I roll up my sleeves, I can show the world the suffering I’m seeing on this journey.”
Among the devastated family members: His older brother and ex-business partner Bob Weinstein. In a Nov. 2, 2017, email to Harvey, Bob ripped into the since-convicted sexual offender as a pathological liar and a rapist. Harvey Weinstein is seen leaving Manhattan Criminal Court on Dec. 6, 2019, […]