Prior to his termination from the movie company bearing his family name, Harvey Weinstein requested private support from Hollywood “ power gamers”versus relocations to oust him from the Weinstein Company.Weinstein described himself as”desperate”in his ask for support by means of email: My board is believing of firing me. All I’m asking, is let me take a
leave of lack and enter heavy therapy and counseling. Whether it remain in a facility or someplace else, permit me to resurrect myself with a second possibility. A lot of the claims are incorrect as you know however given therapy and therapy as other people have actually done, I believe I ‘d have the ability to get there.I could actually use your support of just your sincerity if you cannot support me.But if you can, I need you to send out a letter to my personal gmail address. The letter would just go to the board and nobody else. Our company believe exactly what the board is trying to dois not only incorrect however might be prohibited and would ruin the company. If you could write this letter backing me, getting me the assistance and time away I need, and also stating your opposition to the board shooting me, it would help me a lot. I am desperate for your help. Simply provide me the time to have treatment. Do not let me be fired. If the market supports me, that is all I need.With all due regard, I need the letter today.Among those from whom Weinstein obtained support are Jeffrey Katzenberg (former chair of Walt Disney Studios and previous CEO of DreamWorks Animation), Ron Meyer(currently vIce chairman of NBCUniversal), and David Zaslav(former NBCUniversal executive and currently president and CEO of Discovery Communications ).