Harvey (L) and Bob Weinstein of Miramax Films arrives at the Miramax party March 24, 1997 at the Mondrian Hotel in Los Angeles. Miramax distributed the films

On Tuesday night, Bob Weinstein made his first public statement after allegations of sexual harassment and assault by his brother, movie producer Harvey Weinstein, surfaced in stories from The New York Times and The New Yorker last week.

“My brother Harvey is obviously a very sick man,” Bob told TMZ. “I’ve urged him to seek immediate professional help because he is in dire need of it. His remorse and apologies to the victims of his abuse are hollow.”

Harvey was fired from The Weinstein Company by its board, which includes Bob, who is a cofounder, on October 8. Two days before, however, Page Six reported that tension had been rising between the siblings, referring to them as the “Cain and Abel” of Hollywood.

“Bob’s wanted Harvey out for years,” a former staffer told Page Six. Bob Weinstein has denied these allegations.

Together, the brothers owned 42% of the company, and while it has not yet been determined what will happen to Harvey’s share, Bob is now currently the head of the company.

TMZ reported that Harvey believes it was his younger brother who fed …read more


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