Harvey Weinstein’s transition from powerful studio mogul to disgraced butt of award-ceremony jokes was officially completed at last weekend’s Oscars, which the once-ubiquitous executive was not invited to. He was more likely in Scottsdale, Arizona, according to a New York Times story on Weinstein’s recent goings on, which include a stint in rehab for sex addiction — and, perhaps more tellingly, the early stages of a documentary about none other than himself.
“The man behind ‘Pulp Fiction’ and ‘Shakespeare in Love’ has already made some efforts to produce his most challenging film yet, these people say: a documentary designed to pave the way for a comeback,” according to the report, which adds that, “so far, no one will touch it. A representative for Mr. Weinstein said a ‘long list’ of producers and others have reached out to him about how to best to tell his side and story.”
And then the kicker: “Local residents have made ‘Where’s Harvey?’ rumors something of a sport — recent sightings put him at an Olive Garden just before Valentine’s Day.”
Weinstein was accused of sexual harassment, assault, and rape by dozens of women beginning last October, leading to his being fired from the Weinstein Company and expelled from both the Producers Guild of America and the Academy. He has denied the allegations against him. Read the full story here.