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Harvey Weinstein's brother wrote furious letter about 'misbehaviour' two years before sexual misconduct allegations emerged

Letter appears for first time in book about Weinstein scandal

Clémence Michallon
New York
Monday 09 September 2019 16:03
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Bob Weinstein and Harvey Weinstein at a movie premiere on 16 November, 2009 in New York City.
Bob Weinstein and Harvey Weinstein at a movie premiere on 16 November, 2009 in New York City.

Harvey Weinstein’s brother wrote him a furious letter confronting him about his “misbehaviour”, two years before sweeping allegations of sexual misconduct against the director came to light, it has been revealed.

Bob Weinstein, who co-founded Miramax and The Weinstein Company with his sibling, comments on the allegations against his brother in She Said: Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story That Helped Ignite a Movement, a new book by journalists Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey.

Kantor and Twohey’s reporting in The New York Times first revealed the allegations against Harvey Weinstein in October 2017.

Bob Weinstein’s missive to his brother, which appears in the book, was published in The New York Times ahead of the volume's release.

“You have brought shame to the family and your company through your misbehaviour,” Bob Weinstein wrote to his sibling.

“Your reaction was once more to blame the victims, or to minimise the misbehaviour in various ways.

"If you think nothing is wrong with your misbehaviour ... then announce it to your wife and family.”

Harvey Weinstein has been accused of wrongdoing by more than 80 women.

He is scheduled to face trial in New York starting 6 January.

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Harvey Weinstein is charged with raping a woman in 2013 and with performing a forcible sex act on another woman in 2006.

He has pleaded not guilty to those charges and has denied all allegations of nonconsensual sex.

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