Who is Harvey Weinstein?
Harvey Weinstein is among the well-known celebrities who have created his name as an established film producer. Furthermore, he along with his brother Bob is the owner of Miramax Corporation, since 1979. The company composed and presented numerous successful films like “The Crying Game”, “Pulp Fiction”, and “Shakespeare in Love” among many others. Moreover, he earned a number of Tony awards and an Academy Award for the film “Shakespeare in Love”. Furthermore, the brothers also owned The Weinstein Company, which was a mini-major film studio from 2005 to 2017.
Harvey was born on March 19, 1952, in New York City, New York, United States. He was born to his father Max Weinstein and his mother Miriam Weinstein, with the star sign of Pisces. Max was a diamond cutter, whereas Miriam worked as a receptionist in Harvey’s company. Harvey grew up along with his brother Bob Weinstein. He is from the Jewish family.
Besides, Harvey holds an American nationality and as per ethnicity, he belongs to Ashkenazi. With the height of 5 feet 9 inches (1.83 m) and weigh about 79 kg, he has been able to maintain his body fit and healthy along with a body measurement 44-32-35 inches. Also, his dark brown eyes and dark brown hair color, makes his look more attractive.
Early Life of Harvey Weinstein
For his education, firstly he attended John Bowne High School. After being certified from the school, he joined the University at Buffalo. During the university, Harvey along with his brother, and former friend Corky Burger formed an individual rock concert named “Harvey and Corky Productions”.
Moreover, the production invested in a Clarence, New York nightclub, “Stage One”. In addition, Harvey’s friend, Jonathan A. Dandes also joined them. He specified Harvey as aggressive during the business.
In 1970, Harvey along with his brother Bob, and Corky found an independent film distribution company “Miramax”. The name of the company was after their parents, Miriam and Max. A piece of music familiarized film “Paul McCartney’s Rockshow” became the first release of the company. In 1982, the company released the film “The Secret Policeman’s Other Ball”. The film was the adaptation of two different movies based on the human rights organization. In addition, this became the first film of the company which gained commercial success and also gained high funds for their organization, Amnesty International.
The company solely gained success in releasing successful films and music videos. They aired numerous art-house movies that earned commendable praise. In 1988, the company released the documentary “The Thin Blue Line”. People admired the documentary. After the documentary, the demands increased for more screenplays. In 1989, many drama films released which made the company establish them as a prosperous studio in America. The films included Sex, Lies, and Videotape.
Likewise, Miramax grew its weight releasing more art-house films like “The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover”, and “Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!”. In addition, the Disney company proposed Harvey for ownership. Then, in 1994, the next hit movie “Pulp Fiction” released. The company first time won the Oscar in 1997 for the movie “The English Patient”. Furthermore, “Chicago”, and “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King” led to earning the “Academy Award for Best Picture”.
In 2005, the two brothers left Miramax and found the next company “The Weinstein Company” along with the connection of Miramax including directors Robert Rodriguez, Quentin Tarantino, and Colin Vaines. The films like “The King’s Speech”, and “The Artist” made the company gain achievements. They earned the “Academy Award”.
Sexual Assault Allegations
On October 5, 2017, Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey put the blame on Harvey for misbehaving and sexually harassing many women since the previous 30 years. In addition, they disclosed the news in “The New York Times”. The article proclaimed Harvey paid an actress Ashley Judd and Rose McGown, Ambra Battilana for the resolution. Also, it noted there are several women who have not even then opened their mouths.
Moreover, in October 2017, the article disclosed that he raped three women included in assaulting and harassing 13 women. Also, an audio-tape released where he admits poking a model Ambra Battilana Gutierrez. Though he contradicted the statement, many actresses came out blaming him for making undesirable sexual advances.
Then, on May 25, 2018, the New York Police arrested him with the blame of rape, sex abuse, criminal sex act, as well as sexual misconduct with two different women. However, he released with a bail of $1 million.
Personal Life of Harvey Weinstein
Harvey is a married man. He has married two times. Firstly, he married Eve Chilton in 1987. Eve was his assistant. Also, they together have three daughters; Remy born in 1995, Emma born in 1998, and Ruth, born in 2002. However, the couple separated in 2004.
Later, in 2007, he tied the knot with Georgina Chapman in 2007. Georgina is an English fashion designer and actress. Furthermore, the couple was also blessed with two children; first, a daughter, India Pearl, born in 2010, and second, a son Dashiell, born in 2013. However, Georgina decided to separate after Harvey got an allegation for sexual harassment.
Harvey Weinstein from his amazing career has been able to gain name and fame. Along with earning massive popularity, he also has been able to earn a handsome amount of money. His net worth is estimated to be more than $250 million. His source of earning is from films.