Weinstein, 67, was convicted last month of sexually assaulting former Project Runway production assistant Miriam Haleyi and raping former actress Jessica Mann. The Oscar-winner—who was handcuffed to his wheelchair as he was removed from the courtroom—faced a minimum of five years and up to 29 years in prison.Handcuffed to his wheelchair?
Weinstein did himself no favours when he rambled in court about how it really wasn't that bad for his victims and, after all, he was "a builder" and a gazillion little people depended on him for their jobs, including a lot of people he didn't even get around to - in a Biblical sense - because he was just too damned busy creating their jobs.
“I am a builder. I know how to build and I know how to generate and pass my success forward,” he said, claiming that his victims would say he’s “generous in that part of the relationship.”
“I am just feeling for the thousands of men and women who are losing due process,” he said. “I am worried for this country.”
“People are losing their jobs over the fact that they testified,” he continued. “This is the United States of America. This is wrong. I had no great powers in this industry. At the height of it’s power, Miramax was a small business.”So, it's Uncle Harvey, the 'generous rapist.'
Next up, Harvey flies to LA for round two of the Weinstein Rape-a-Thon.