Disgraced film producer Harvey Weinstein has spoken to press, saying he wants a “second chance” after more than 20 women have gone public accusing him of sexual harassment and assault.
This comes as the New York Police Department is launching a criminal investigation into Weinstein’s conduct.
“I’m being good,” Weinstein told reports from TMZ as he emerged from, what is reportedly his daughter’s home in Los Angeles, on Wednesday afternoon. “I’m hanging in there. I’m trying my best.”
When pushed, Weinstein said he is seeking help and is hoping for a second chance.
“I’m not doing okay, but I’m trying. I gotta get help,” he told reporters. “You know what? We all make mistakes. I’ll get a second chance I hope.”
Finally, in a bid to keep the press kind, he told the cameramen: “You know I’ve always been loyal to you guys.”
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This comes as New York Police confirm they will conduct a review to determine if there are additional complaints against the film producer, AAP reports.
On Tuesday, Weinstein was accused of rape by three women – claims Weinstein “unequivocally denies” – and his designer wife Georgina Chapman announced she was leaving him.
Police are also reportedly looking at an incident that occurred in 2004, in which Weinstein allegedly sexually assaulted a victim, according to celebrity news site People.
The NYPD has encouraged any one with information or further allegations to come forward.
It’s reported by TMZ that Weinstein is currently “seeking help” in a treatment facility in Arizona.