Harvey Weinstein is attending sex rehab after women came forward and accused him of everything from sexual harassment to rape, but he does not seem to be taking it very seriously, according to a new report.
Weinstein was reported to be at an inpatient facility, a source told Page Six that he is being treated in an intensive outpatient facility, which allows him to spend nights at a hotel. The clinic offers one-on-one counseling and group therapy sessions.
The source told Page Six that the Hollywood producer arrives at the sessions late and denies any wrongdoing.
“In one group therapy session, Harvey arrived 15 minutes late,” the source said. “Then, when it was his turn to speak, he launched into a speech about how this is all a conspiracy against him.”
The source added: “Harvey fell asleep in his chair. He was only woken up by the ringing of his smuggled mobile phone [which is banned at the facility] . . . Harvey jolted awake, jumped up, immediately took the call and then ran out of the room.”
The session reportedly occurred on Tuesday, the same day Weinstein resigned from the board of directors of his former movie company.
A source close to Weinstein told Page Six he is no longer attending group sessions “for obvious reasons.” He is instead undergoing individual treatment and is accompanied at all times by a therapist.
“He insists he never raped or assaulted anyone, and that all the encounters were consensual. He realizes he has acted like an a–hole, but he still insists he’s not a rapist. He does have his phone, but when he is in therapy, he has to give it to someone else,” the source said. “The characterization of what he said and what happened at the group session isn’t true.”