Bob Weinstein, the younger brother of Hollywood movie mogul Harvey Weinstein‘s brother, has compared him to OJ Simpson in an email exchange with Harvey while he was in rehab for sex addiction.
The former co-chairman of Lantern Entertainment, Miramax Films, and The Weinstein Company’s statement was revealed in newly released court papers while also saying he belongs in hell.
He also noted that the number of accusers of his brother was “up to 82” calling him “world-class in that area.”
Weinstein is currently being held in New York’s infamous Rikers Island jail.
The 67-year-old was recently transferred there after being hospitalised when his trial ended.
He had stent implant surgery to remove a blockage after complaining of chest pains, according to a spokesman.
“F–k u Harvey Weinstein. I pray there is a real hell. That’s where u belong,” Bob Weinstein. 65, wrote on Nov. 2, 2017.
“I suppose being you, is its own hell, if u could feel it, but no chance. OJ, didn’t kill Nicole Simpson and u had consensual sex with all those poor victimized women.”
“U deserve a lifetime achievement award for the sheer savagery and immorality and inhumanness, for the acts u have perpetrated,” he wrote.
In another email a day earlier, Bob called his older brother a “pathological” liar, saying, “Sure all those 82 women had nothing better to do than have consensual sex with, u, and then out themselves and accuse u for sexual abuse.”
Bob called Harvey “delusional” for being “surprised that people are angry at him.”
“What did u ever do wrong, except bully and abuse people in your whole life and now say crap like everyone makes mistakes,” Bob wrote.
“U have hurt, so many innocent women, your family, mine, me, your former employee, disgraced the name, Weinstein. The saddest part of all this, is that u will rationalize, minimize and compartmentalize, it all away.”
Harvey Weinstein was convicted last month of raping a hairstylist and forcibly performing oral sex on a former production assistant. He faces up to 29 years in prison and is set to be convicted, today, Wednesday, March 11.
Weinstein’s lawyers have asked Judge James Burke to consider his poor health, age, and young children while sentencing him.
They asked for the shortest possible punishment of five years for their client, citing his “accomplishments” and “charitable endeavours” over the years.