Bob Weinstein feels he is in ''a waking nightmare'' after his brother Harvey was accused of sexually harassing a number of women over the years.
Bob Weinstein finds himself in ''a waking nightmare'' after his brother Harvey was accused of sexually harassing a number of women.
The 62-year-old producer stood firm as he criticised his older sibling for the ''inexcusable sickness'' and insisted he wouldn't be fighting the ''indefensible''.
He said: ''I find myself in a waking nightmare. My brother has caused unconscionable suffering. As a father of three girls I say this with every bone in my body - I am heartbroken for the women that he has harmed. I'm a fighter. For my entire adult life, I fought for the films I want to see the light of day. I have fought for my employees, who have dedicated their lives to achieving the vision of this company that me and my brother founded. But I cannot fight what is indefensible.
''The members of the board, including myself, did not know the extent of my brother's actions. I know him on a personal level better than anyone. It's hard to describe how I feel that he took out the emptiness inside of him in so many sick and depraved ways. It's a sickness but not a sickness that is excusable. It's a sickness that's inexcusable. And I, as a brother, understood and was aware as a family member, that my brother needed help and that something was wrong.''
And Bob doesn't feel his brother has an ''ounce of remorse'' for his actions.
He added to the Hollywood Reporter: ''I was also the object of a lot of his verbal abuse - at one time physical abuse. And I am not looking for one bit of sympathy from anyone. I do not put myself in the category at all of those women that he hurt. But it's a complicated situation when it's your brother doing the abusing to you as well. I saw it and I asked him to get help for many years. And that's the truth. He avoided getting the help. We begged him.
''This hurts, but I don't feel an ounce of remorse coming from him, and that kills me too. When I heard his written, lame excuse ... Not an excuse. When I heard his admission of feeling remorse for the victims and then him cavalierly, almost crazily saying he was going to go out and take on the NRA, it was so disturbing to me. It was utter insanity. My daughters all felt sick hearing this because we understood he felt nothing. I don't feel he feels anything to this day. I don't.''
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