Bologna sandwiches and insomnia: Inside Harvey Weinstein’s life as a convict

Bologna sandwiches and insomnia: Inside Harvey Weinstein’s life as a convict

Disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein is having a tough time acclimating to life as a convicted rapist, battling insomnia and being reduced to scarfing down bologna sandwiches, according to a source and Weinstein allies.

“This is a very tough adjustment, and he’s not doing it well,” said the law enforcement source of Weinstein, who’s been held in Bellevue Hospital for high blood pressure since shortly after his Monday conviction on counts of rape and criminal sex act.

“He was on top of the world with women, mansions and wine and song. Now that’s all over,” said the insider. “Tonight he’s eating a bologna sandwich.”

The source added that Weinstein, 67, has been bouncing off the hospital’s walls since he was admitted.

“He’s not sleeping,” said the source. “He’s walking in the limited area. He’s very restless. He’s got a lot on his mind.”

Harvey Weinstein Bellevue Hospital
Weinstein has been held in Bellevue Hospital for high blood pressure since shortly after his conviction this week.Reuters

Chief among Weinstein’s concerns is his young children, according to Donna Rotunno, a member of his legal team.

“He has always been somebody who has wanted to shield them from this,” said Rotunno. “His fear is just not being able to be there for them.”

In addition to three daughters by his first wife, Weinstein has a 9-year-old daughter, India Pearl, and a 6-year-old son, Dashiell, by his second wife, Georgina Chapman, who left him in 2017 when the #MeToo maelstrom began.

“I’m sure right now for him it’s surreal,” said Rotunno. “How could it not be, especially when you do maintain you never forced anyone to do anything?”

Weinstein spokesman Juda Engelmayer said that he spoke with Weinstein by phone on Tuesday, and was left with a similar impression that the fallen Hollywood kingmaker is struggling.

“He said that he’s not feeling that great and his health is not so wonderful,” said Engelmayer. “He hopes that we are continuing fighting for him and believing in him.

“And then it [the call] disconnected.”

Weinstein, who faces up to 29 years behind bars, is scheduled to be sentenced on March 11.

Source : Tina Moore, Rebecca Rosenberg, Aaron Feis Link

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