Other than the occasional statement defending himself, we haven’t heard much from Weinstein, who was infamous for his loud mouthed, profanity-laced diatribes. However, according to TMZ, Weinstein did reach out to a select group of friends via email. Imagine finding that in your inbox?
TMZ and The New York Times published one of those leaked messages. In it, Weinstein describes experiencing “one hell of year,” calling the scandal “the worst nightmare of my life.” He also addressed his criminal case, linking to stories about his legal woes. “As you can see from these articles, the police have played a very difficult role in my investigation,” he writes. “The articles are self-explanatory, but I’d like to speak to you on the phone if you have some time. There is more to this story … I appreciate your confidentiality.”
According to Page Six, the emails sparked a “blowout argument” between Weinstein and his former attorney, Benjamin Brafman, who was reportedly already seething about his client’s decision to add more lawyers to the defense team. According to the New York Post, Weinstein wanted to bring in a female attorney to fight for his cause. Before stepping down, Brafman did address Weinstein’s emails, telling The New York Times that they should “be viewed from the perspective of someone who is very distressed. It’s him asking for help. This was not an aggressive move by Harvey Weinstein.”