'Suicidal' Harvey Weinstein tries to flee daughter's home

Police were called to the home of film producer Harvey Weinstein's daughter Remy on Wednesday, following fears of "suicide".

 

According to TMZ, police were responding to a report from Weinstein's daughter that he's "suicidal and depressed", after he was seen chasing down a driver on the street and asking the stranger if he could get a ride in their vehicle.

Weinstein has made headlines as of late, following claims he sexually harassed a number of female employees for almost three decades.

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Police were called to the Los Angeles home of Harvey Weinstein's daughter Remy on Wednesday, following fears of "suicide". Source: TMZ

Apparently Weinstein and his daughter had an argument, and he was seen saying "You're making it worse", before flagging down the car.

TMZ reports that Remy convinced her father to back into the house, and then the Los Angeles Police Department arrived at the home shortly after, around 10:30am.

The publication claims that Remy then told police officers that "no suicidal statements were made, and it was purely a family dispute".

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Police have told TMZ that they were responding to a report from Weinstein's daughter that he's 'suicidal and depressed', after he was reportedly seen chasing down a driver on the street and asking the stranger if he could get a ride in their vehicle. Source: TMZ. Source: TMZ

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The publication claims that Remy then told police officers that "no suicidal statements were made, and it was purely a family dispute". Source: TMZ

This comes after reports that Weinstein was planning to flee the US and head to Europe for a stint in rehab.

Earlier this month a slew of sexual misconduct allegations were levelled against Weinstein.

The award-winning film producer was then fired from his own company - The Weinstein Company - with the board of directors saying "in light of new information about misconduct" Harvey no longer had a role at the company, which he founded in 2005 with his brother Robert Weinstein.

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Weinstein pictured with daughter Remy in happier times. Source: Getty

"In light of new information about misconduct by Harvey Weinstein that has emerged in the past few days, the directors of The Weinstein Company -- Robert Weinstein, Lance Maerov, Richard Koenigsberg and Tarak Ben Ammar -- have determined, and have informed Harvey Weinstein, that his employment with The Weinstein Company is terminated, effective immediately," the company said in a statement.

Weinstein allegedly reached "eight previously undisclosed settlements" with several women, including former assistants and actresses, who made allegations of "sexual harassment and unwanted physical contact" against the 65-year-old, according to an investigation by the New York Times.

Weinstein has made headlines as of late, following claims he sexually harassed a number of female employees for almost three decades. Source: Getty

In a statement given to the publication, Harvey, who is behind some of the biggest films including Shakespeare in Love and Chicago, revealed he would be taking leave from his company while he deals with the issues and actions "head on".

"I appreciate the way I’ve behaved with colleagues in the past has caused a lot of pain, and I sincerely apologize for it. Though I’m trying to do better, I know I have a long way to go," he said via the statement.

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"I've brought on therapists and I plan to take a leave of absence from my company and to deal with this issue head on."

Harvey continued in the full statement, saying that he is "learning" appropriate workplace behaviour and that times have changed since he first started in the industry.

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Weinstein pictured in New York last month. Source: Getty

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