AceShowbiz - Harvey Weinstein responded to Lupita Nyong'o's claims that he harassed her years ago when she had just started out in the industry. The disgraced movie honcho who has been facing similar accusations from numerous other actresses denied the "12 Years a Slave" actress' allegations.
"Mr. Weinstein has a different recollection of the events, but believes Lupita is a brilliant actress and a major force for the industry. Last year, she sent a personal invitation to Mr. Weinstein to see her in her Broadway show Eclipsed," said a representative for Weinstein.
The 65-year-old producer was forced out of his own movie company after his fall from grace. He was also booted from the Academy Award club, suspended from BAFTA, the British equivalent of the Oscars, and stripped of British Film Institute fellowship. TV academy considered to kick him out as well.
Weinstein has reportedly completed one week outpatient program. His psychologist told TMZ that he was "dealing with his anger, his attitude toward others, boundary work and the beginnings of work on empathy." He was "invested in the program," the psychologist claimed. "He showed up for all the meetings and was fully engaged."
"There were things that triggered [Weinstein's] anger and our job was to help him recognize where it was coming from and how to control it. But he was not venting about some conspiracy to get him. It was an appropriate display of anger," the psychologist added.
The statement was made after reports suggested that the movie mogul was being difficult and was "not listening to anyone." A source told PEOPLE, "He agreed to treatment, but he doesn't think he needs rehab."
The sexual harassment allegations against Harvey Weinstein spanned decades. His victims included Rose McGowan, Ashley Judd, Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow, Cara Delevingne and Kate Beckinsale. His brother Bob Weinstein also faced similar accusations, which was vehemently denied by the younger Weinstein brother.
The scandal has opened floodgates to the dark side of Hollywood. After he was outed as a creep, more predatory figures in Hollywood showbiz were exposed. Chris Savino was fired by Nickelodeon, Roy Price resigned from Amazon, and Tyler Grasham was terminated from Agency of the Performing Arts due to sexual harassment allegations. FOX News also parted ways with Roger Ailes, Bill O'Reilly and Eric Bolling due to similar issues earlier this year.