Five months after Harvey Weinstein reportedly entered an Arizona rehabilitation facility, the disgraced Hollywood producer has still not completed inpatient sex-rehab treatment, according to multiple sources who spoke to The New York Times. As of February, more than 80 women had come forward to allege that Weinstein sexually harassed or assaulted them.
The New York Times reports that Weinstein was treated, at some point, at the Gentle Path at the Meadows—an inpatient rehab for men with sex-addiction issues located an hour outside of Scottsdale, Arizona. The facility website explains that the six-week timeline is necessary for treatment and “to prepare each patient for the healing-continuation process with recommendations to help prevent relapse.” The $58,000 price tag, for 45 days of treatment, covers equine therapy, expressive-arts therapy, deep meditation, yoga, tai chi, intensive counseling, group and individual therapy, and a mindfulness-in-recovery workshop. Cell phones and cameras are prohibited on the 38-acre compound, which has previously hosted high-profile figures like Kevin Spacey and Tiger Woods. According to The New York Times, Weinstein left the facility before completing the six-week inpatient treatment.
So what is Harvey Weinstein doing if he is not getting inpatient treatment for sex-addiction issues?
His representatives claim that the producer has, according to the N.Y.T., “been in and out of Arizona and seeking treatment for sex addiction at various locations across the U.S.” According to a Los Angeles Times report last month, Weinstein had moved into the Optima Sonoran Village luxury-apartment complex in Scottsdale—which boasts an indoor lap pool, a 24-hour gym, spas, concierge service, and health-food snack store. The New York Times reports that Weinstein has been “waking up early, checking in with his East Coast lawyers, and then going down to a juice shop where he orders coffee and a green detox mix with kale and cucumber.”
While Weinstein has managed to keep a lower profile in Arizona than he could in California or New York, the producer made national headlines this past January when a stranger slapped him in a restaurant, where Weinstein was dining with his sober coach. Social-media users have published their own sightings—claiming to have seen Weinstein at a Scottsdale Olive Garden. On February 26, a Twitter user named Maddie Smith wrote, “Harvey Weinstein is living 2 miles from my house in the most luxurious apartments in Scottsdale, AZ, when he should be in jail. . . .”
Meanwhile, about 2,400 miles away in New York, police are investigating five sexual-assault allegations against Weinstein and reportedly preparing to arrest him for felony sexual assault. (Through representatives, Weinstein has denied allegations of assault and harassment.)
Late last month, Weinstein was forced to issue an apology to Meryl Streep and Jennifer Lawrence after his lawyers used the two Oscar winners’ names in federal court in New York. The lawyers used quotes from Streep and Lawrence in their attempt to get a proposed class-action lawsuit filed by six women dismissed.
Streep and Lawrence swiftly rebuked Weinstein, with Streep saying, “The criminal actions he is accused of conducting on the bodies of these women are his responsibility, and if there is any justice left in the system he will pay for them—regardless of how many good movies, made by many good people, Harvey was lucky enough to have acquired or financed.”
Lawrence has said of Weinstein, “What he did is criminal and deplorable. And when it came out and I heard about it, I wanted to kill him. The way that he destroyed so many women’s lives—I wanna see him in jail.”
As of last month Weinstein was under criminal investigation in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, London, and New York.
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