Harvey Weinstein is headed to rehab

Suzy Byrne
Celebrity Editor
Harvey Weinstein at the annual Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference in Idaho on July 12, 2017. (Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Harvey Weinstein has lost his job and his wife during this unfolding mega-scandal in which many women have accused him of sexual harassment and sexual assault. So what’s next for the disgraced movie mogul? Rehab.

Weinstein touched down in Arizona on Wednesday night en route to a rehab center, which treats sex addiction, TMZ reports. CNN confirmed with Weinstein’s rep that he was “bound for rehab.” However, the network declined to say where he will be treated and what he will be treated for.

TMZ previously reported that he was going to Switzerland for treatment, “but the plan changed and he and his team decided he would get treatment in the United States.” He spoke out as he headed to the airport, telling the website that he was “not doing OK” and hoping for a “second chance.”  Though he added, “We all make mistakes.”

A rep for Weinstein has not yet responded to Yahoo Entertainment’s request for comment.

It’s been a wild few days for Weinstein. After he was bounced from the Weinstein Co. — a decision made by a group that included his brother, Bob — for the numerous allegations, which span decades, many A-listers spoke out against him publicly. George Clooney, Jennifer Lawrence, Ben Affleck (though that’s another story), and Matt Damon were among those condemning his actions.

However, that was nothing compared to two new scorching reports that were published on Tuesday. First, there was the New Yorker‘s exposé, written and reported by Ronan Farrow, in which multiple women shared their stories about being sexually assaulted by Weinstein. (“Any allegations of non-consensual sex are unequivocally denied by Mr. Weinstein,” his spokesperson told the magazine.)

Soon after, the New York Times, which Weinstein has already threatened to sue after it initially broke the story, followed up with another bombshell story about Gwyneth Paltrow and Angelina Jolie being among the women sexually harassed by him. Both of the superstar leading ladies went on the record, sharing accounts similar to those of other accusers.

Harvey Weinstein with Gwyneth Paltrow at the National Film Theatre in 2002. (Photo: PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images)

Following all that, Weinstein’s wife, Marchesa designer Georgina Chapman, announced on Tuesday afternoon that she was leaving her husband. However, following her statement about the split, Weinstein told TMZ he “encouraged her” to leave him. (“I sat down with my wife, Georgina, who I love more than anything, and we discussed what was best for our family,” he told TMZ. “We discussed the possibility of a separation and I encouraged her to do what was in her heart. In the end, she made the decision to separate.”)

Harvey Weinstein and Georgina Chapman at the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar Party on Feb. 26, 2017. (Photo: David Livingston/Getty Images)

Wednesday was no better for Weinstein. A dispute with his daughter Remy at her home led to police being called. He headed to Arizona soon after.

Rehab actually seems like the safest place for Weinstein right now. While he logs his 28 days (or more), there is talk that he could face criminal charges in some of these cases, depending on the statute of limitations — and obviously the accusers’ participation — in the various locations around the globe where they were alleged to have occurred.


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