News broke this morning in The New York Times that Harvey Weinstein had sent a last-minute pleading email to some of his friends in Hollywood, begging them to protect him from the dismissal he knew was coming. “My board is thinking of firing me,” he wrote, according to people who said they had read the email. “All I’m asking is let me take a leave of absence and get into heavy therapy and counselling… A lot of the allegations are false as you know but given therapy and counselling as other people have done, I think I’d be able to get there… Do not let me be fired. If the industry supports me, that is all I need.”
How true that final sentence is.