Harvey Weinstein’s spokesman, Juda Engelmayer described his mood as “very very low” and “melancholy.”
“He doesn’t like being left alone,” Engelmayer said. “When no one’s there, he said he’s just staring at the four walls. He can go stir crazy just staring at the emptiness.”
It’s unlikely many in the public will feel sympathy for the convicted rapist who victimizes countless women.
Yahoo reports Harvey Weinstein is sitting under guard in a cinderblock room at a New York City hospital days after his conviction for sexual assault and rape, and at times “can go stir crazy just staring at the emptiness,” according to a spokesman.
The former Hollywood producer was admitted late on Monday to a Bellevue Hospital unit for inmates, hours after a Manhattan jury found him guilty of sexually assaulting former production assistant Mimi Haleyi in 2006 and raping former aspiring actress Jessica Mann in 2013.
His conviction was a milestone for the #MeToo movement, which inspired women to accuse hundreds of powerful men of sexual misconduct. He is due to be sentenced on March 11.
Weinstein’s spokesman, Juda Engelmayer, said he spent about an hour and a half with him at the hospital on Friday reflecting on the case and what the future holds for Weinstein, who faces up to 29 years in prison. His lawyers plan to appeal the verdict. He is also charged with sexual assault in Los Angeles.
“It’s scaring him,” Engelmayer said in an interview. “I think he’s melancholy. He’s very, very low right now.”
He described a bare room with a bed, a stainless steel toilet with no seat and large windows. Guards are stationed outside the door.
Weinstein is allowed to make limited phone calls from a common area, the former producer’s spokesman said.