Harvey Weinstein — an accused serial rapist and sexual predator — intends to “build back” his career in movies.
In an email to CNN news, the Miramax co-founder discussed his impending trials and what he would do if he were cleared of the charges against him.
“The past two years have been grueling and have presented me with a great opportunity for self-reflection,” the disgraced movie mogul wrote. “I realize now that I was consumed with my work, my company and my drive for success. This caused me to neglect my family, my relationships and to lash out at the people around me.”
If he were to be found not guilty, Weinstein says he will rest and focus on his health. Last month, the producer had to undergo back surgery. He also mentioned focusing on his children whom he shares with his ex-wife Georgina Chapman. Chapman is a fashion designer and co-founder of a high fashion label, Marchesa.
In the email, Weinstein implied his intention to return to the film industry and regain his career.
“It will take a bit of work to build back to it,” he wrote. “If I can get back to doing something good and building places that help heal and comfort others, I intend to do so.”
While he addressed his plans for the future, Weinstein declined to offer a response when asked about whether or not he felt empathetic towards his accusers under the advice of his legal team. He also maintained his innocence emphasizing that media had a role to play in the public persecution against him.
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